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Medical Malpractice Statute for Minors Upheld

How can the negligent healthcare of a minor be constitutional?


Religion, Race, Safety, or Simply Facial Hair?

Are grooming policies in Philly in violation of civil rights?


The Legal Fallout from Ferguson

A look at the repercussions of the Michael Brown shooting.

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Fair Hiring Initiatives to Curb Disparate Impact Discrimination

By Nikki Odom

EEOC issues guidelines encouraging employers to discard bright-line rules in favor of a job-related targeted criminal background screen that is consistent with business necessity.

Three's a Crowd: The Impact of Third-Party Observers on Neuropsychological Exams

By Matthew R. Shindell, Robert J. McCaffrey, and Graham M. Silk-Eglit

Research shows that third-party observation can affect performance on an array of tests.

Birth of a Generation of Protections for Pregnant Employees

By Aisha Broderick

EEOC guidelines protect working mothers and mothers-to-be on pregnancy-related discrimination, recognizing they have both a right to reproduce and a right to work.

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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)

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