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Female Migrant Workers Win Over $17 Million

Jury awards millions to the victims of repeated sexual assaults.


New York's Oyster Bay "Labor Day" Weekend

Day laborers seek justice for rights violated under the First Amendment.


The Judicial Imagination and "Illegal Aliens"

What effect does discriminatory language have on policy?


Articles »

Sure I Can or Sure I Can't?

By Michael Jay Rune II and Dana Chaaban

A surety's defense in the unsettled legal world of "pay-if-paid" construction contractual provision.


Beyond Document Review: The Discoverability of Nontraditional Sources

By Katie Askey and Colleen M. Yushchak

Although the electronic discovery reference model is a good starting point for addressing structured data, a customized solution may be necessary.

For Now, Drones Will Fly the Uncertain Skies

By Joseph M. Hanna

The FAA has proposed federal drone regulations, but for now it is up to the states to police drone operations.


Ask a Mentor»»

Confused? Concerned? Curious? Need advice? MTL mentors will answer your questions about professional development, career building, firm relationships, and work-life balance. Submit your own anonymous question.

How Can a Young Associate Become Involved in a Firm's Business-Development Initiatives?

Start with seeking out opportunities and seeing them through.


Sound Advice

audio Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case

By Ellen Greiper and Eric Cohen

An overview of this specific type of litigation and some tips on how best to handle these cases, which present several unique scenarios and challenges for attorneys. (12:41 min)

audio The Transition from Prosecutor to Private Practice

By Andre Caldwell

Making the switch from the public sector to private realm can be challenging. Listen as former prosecutor Andre Caldwell shares advice on how to make this transition go smoothly. (7:29 min)

audio Best Practices for Pretrial Discovery and the Use of Experts

By Joe Hanna

Joe Hanna gives tips on conducting pretrial discovery and using experts to help give you the advantage. (9:10 min)



Announcements »

Tips for Developing Business as a Young Lawyer

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee welcomes you to dial in and join us on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST).


Minority Trial Lawyers Publications Subcommittee

A call for editors and contributors. Contact editor Patricia Astorga if you are interested.


Diverse Litigator Speaker's Directory

The Section of Litigation is creating a Diverse Litigator Speaker's Directory. If you would like to volunteer to be considered as a speaker please sign up by completing the Speaker Information form.

MTL Seeks Contributors for Website

The committee is currently inviting contributors for the News & Developments section of our website. Contact editor Patricia Astorga if you are interested.


Minority Trial Lawyer Leadership

Cochairs Newsletter Editors N&D Editors  

Patricia Astorga

New York, NY

Joseph M. Drayton

New York, NY

Randy E. Hayman

Washington, D.C.

Aaron Clay

Philadelphia, PA

Janice Arellano

Philadelphia, PA

William Panlilio

New York, NY

Erika Glenn

Houston, TX

Michael Huggins

New York, NY

Gregory Yen

New York, NY