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Although USFSPA is a federal law that should be applied uniformly, the state courts have, for years, differed wildly in their interpretation and application of it.
Knowing when to obtain the advice of an attorney specializing in government contracts can be critical, as violations can result in criminal penalties, significant damages, and even suspension or disbarment
As you begin your professional journey, it is important to ask a variety of questions to determine exactly what you want and need to obtain job satisfaction.
In two related cases, Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper, the Supreme Court voted 5–4 to expand the rights of criminal defendants in the plea bargaining process.
Young attorneys should embrace Rule 6.1 as it advances justice and the rule of law and provides a rewarding experience for most attorneys.
When you live or practice in an area where you really do know half the population, being both helpful and ethical can become difficult.