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Nationwide, courts remain closed and in-person gatherings are still restricted due to the coronavirus. As the pandemic continues, the federal government still overlooks the “essential work” of parts of the legal services industry, delaying trials and hearings and compromising access to justice.
It’s not necessarily a sign of guilt, but Trump’s embattled lawyer Michael Cohen is pleading the Fifth Amendment in the Stormy Daniels case. But the porn star’s lawyer says it still hugely significant.
18. Am I confident in my attorney's ability to successfully and persuasively communicate with the likely jury? Congruence
Going to Court is traumatic. The setting is somber, you are powerless over the schedule, you can be bullied by your spouse's
Black lives -- 13 of them -- finally mattered Thursday night as an Oklahoma City jury found former policeman Daniel Holtzclaw guilty of 18 criminal counts, including four counts of first-degree rape.
Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.
Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.
Upon his release from prison 14 years later, however, that number had skyrocketed to $21,000 -- about a 1,066 percent increase
"Okay, you don't really mean that." Read the whole story in Steve's book: Kafka at the Beach: A Layman's Handbook for Those
Law schools shouldn't also assume their plight is hopeless. Far from it, law schools have AT LEAST THREE different viable
Matt Taibbi joins Alyona to talk about his new book, "The Divide".
Have you ever wondered what goes on when your attorney goes into chambers with other counsel and the judge? Are they busy talking about the weekend football games or basketball games?
Sandy Jin talks to Xiaowen Qiu about her career at Sidley Austin and the difference between legal practices in the U.S. and China
If clients stopped requesting and otherwise seeking out destructive lawyers who are making a tremendous amount of money doing nothing but wreaking havoc and destroying families among other things, the supply of such lawyers would decrease.
I've heard the complaints about jury duty -- about the boredom, being treated like idiots, ordered around and unappreciated. Maybe I was lucky, but I found the process fascinating.
When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should win, lose. And people who should lose, win.
While there are lawyers on both sides who are the salt of the Earth (I believe I know some) and guided by an ethical conscience, society should remember that a license to practice law is a license to uphold that law, not subvert it.
I know that the public won't find it strange that elite Wall Street lawyers could not muster a single hero while the appraisers produced tens of thousands. The public does not expect much from Wall Street lawyers.
Is a Hollywood soundstage the best place to find true justice in Los Angeles? Based on my legal experience, both real and televised, the answer is a resounding yes.
In a similar experiment in the study, researchers had participants estimate sums of damage a city experienced from a drought