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Presumption Of…

Apr 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Prosecutor’s use during closing argument of multiple slides showing defendant’s photograph with a large red “GUILTY” superimposed over his face violated…

ALR: Validity, Construction, and Application of 18 U.S.C.A. § 844(h)(1)

Apr 10, 2014 By: ALR

Section 844(h)(1) of the U.S. Criminal Code proscribes the use of fire or an explosive to commit any federal felony, and may carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment.

Legal Writing: Why legalese is necessary and how to do it right

Apr 10, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Despite its negative connotations, legalese is actually an important part of legal writing — if it’s don’t correctly.

Statutory Interpretation, Part 1: A beginning

Apr 10, 2014 By: David Hollins

Defining terms in statutes and regulations is a common task given to attorneys, and this three part lesson teaches strategies to simplify this process.

Practical Law Feature Article: What Litigators Can Learn from Justin Bieber’s Disastrous Deposition

Apr 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The latest instructional video for litigators who defend depositions comes from an unexpected and unwitting source: Canadian musician Justin Bieber

Trashed But Not Forsaken

Apr 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In the context of a warrantless search, it is unreasonable for police officers to assume that a poorly maintained home is an abandoned home; there is…

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Apr 9, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a NLRB ruling that college football players can

Changes in Washington Practice Report (#15)/ Use of a motion in limine to exclude mediation evidence

Apr 9, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Mediation is increasingly used in legal disputes. However, if the matter is later litigated, such evidence may be excluded through a motion in limine.

Today’s business development requires “bold”

Apr 9, 2014 By: Allan Colman

While may be tempting to take the easy road and play it safe when it comes to business development, but taking the bold approach may be the only way to close.

Five Things We Love About Legal Marketers

Apr 9, 2014 By: Janet Bennett

Good marketers make attorneys look good, help the firm grow business and create a team of loyal followers and raving fans — and attorneys love them for it.

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