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Congress and SEC Implement the Use of Crowdfunding to Spur Economic Growth

Online platforms used to raise capital are "game changers" for new entrepreneurs.


NY Governor Cuomo Expands Human Rights Law to Include Transgender People

The executive action bans statewide discrimination in matters such as housing, employment, and credit education.


Legal Remedies for Violations of U.S. Citizens Overseas Unavailable

Can an American sue federal officials for violating his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights while traveling?


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 »

Call for Authors

The Minority Trial Lawyer Newsletter is seeking articles for its next issue, themed "Upcoming Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure."

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 Practice Points 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