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Litigation Journal | Summer 2023: Legitimacy

Volume 49, Issue 4


Judicial Disqualification and Legitimacy

Charles Gardner Geyh

When it comes to preventing judges from presiding over cases in which their impartiality is in doubt, disqualification is the first line of defense.

Aug 15, 2023 14 min read

Sua Sponte: A Judge Comments

Hon. Pamela S. Gates

It is important that judges remain open to critical feedback and committed to ensuring that the courtroom is and feels like a place for equal justice for all.

Aug 15, 2023 4 min read

Legitimate Removal: How to Do It and Traps for the Unwary

Andrew Pauwels and Anna Transit

All too often, the process for removal can present an unexpected minefield, and one that must be negotiated quickly, as a 30-day countdown clock is usually already running…

Aug 15, 2023 17 min read

Regaining Legitimacy in Our Legal System

John Lund and Deno Himonas

Our legal system must be accessible and affordable because if it doesn’t work for everyone, the day will come when it works for no one.

Aug 15, 2023 12 min read


Georgia on My Mind

Daniel Warren Van Horn

Georgia's Lawyer's Creed is just 186 words. Yet, in such a limited use of words, Georgia has managed to capture everything that we as attorneys are called to be and to do.

Aug 15, 2023 3 min read

Motion Sickness

Hon. Jack Zouhary

Those who toil in chambers spend much of their time dealing with motion practice. All kinds of motions. Procedural motions. Discovery motions. Motions to dismiss.

Aug 15, 2023 6 min read

How Does One Agree to Agree?

Robert E Shapiro

If there is to be a rule of what’s "objectively reasonable" governing contracts, including an agreement to agree, it would help to know what it is.

Aug 15, 2023 9 min read

Picking Winners

Kenneth P Nolan

Don’t rush. Make certain you have a good chance of success before you file your complaint. Losing isn't fun.

Aug 15, 2023 7 min read

"Finite Pie" Conflicts

Michael P Downey

The conflict arises when a lawyer represents two or more clients seeking to recover against a single, limited 'pie' or body of recoverable assets.

Aug 15, 2023 3 min read


Identifying Trade Secrets

Veronica J. Lew

The requirements for identifying a trade secret often depend on the stage of the case, the venue, and sometimes even the court.

Aug 15, 2023 4 min read

The Haunted Judge

Martin J Siegel

The executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg put a spotlight on the 42-year-old trial judge who had imposed the sentences: Irving R. Kaufman.

Aug 15, 2023 5 min read