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Excessive workloads have helped create a dangerous system of public defense.
A judge argues that American justice is overwhelmingly fair despite defender caseloads.
Litigators should resist the pressure to close a matter and instead focus on settlement details.
Settlement allows wounds to heal, but many lawyers prepare for trial instead.
An experienced mediator explains how to avoid self-inflicted wounds.
Avoiding vague and opaque language is key to successful dispute resolution.
An increasingly invoked exception allows the recovery of litigation fees.
The chivalric code informs the call for civility that began echoing in the 1980s.
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.