Winter 2016

Meet-and-Plead: The Inevitable Consequence of Crushing Defender Workloads


Meet-and-Plead: The Inevitable Consequence of Crushing Defender Workloads

Excessive workloads have helped create a dangerous system of public defense.

Practical advice from a veteran litigator.

A magistrate judge observes the many things lawyers do to enhance the settlement process—and those done to impede it.

Patent law has changed more in the past five years than it did in the prior 25.

For a reader the primary unit of thought is not the sentence but rather the paragraph--which requires instructions from the writer for its sentences to be properly linked together.

As American businesses increasingly find themselves involved in cross-border transactions, business litigators need to be equipped to help resolve disputes with foreign entities.

We seem perhaps on the edge of new territory, where lawyers are no longer held to account for the risks they are asked about, but now must also account for an uncertain and perhaps unlimited realm of the failure to foresee what may happen.

What went wrong--and right--with three cases offers lessons and entertainment to litigators.

Although many states permit screens to avoid imputation when a lawyer changes firms, the screening must still be done correctly.


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