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No Results? No Fees in Civil Rights Case

By Sara E. Costello

Fee award for post-judgment work reversed by the Sixth Circuit.


Law Firm's "Dishonest" Conduct Merits Sanctions

By Onika K. Williams

Federal court sanctions firm for prosecuting baseless and time-barred claims.

Agreement to Arbitrate Upheld after LLC Converted to Corporation

By Pamela Sakowicz Menaker

Corporate charter does not supersede prior LLC agreement's arbitration requirement.


Attorney-Client Privilege Does Not Apply to Risk Managers

By Daniel P. Elms

Company's discussions with risk management are unprotected by the attorney-client privilege.

Civil Procedure »

Qualcomm Lives! Lawyers Beware

By Charles S. Fax

Judges should proceed carefully when considering arguable misconduct by lawyers under Rule 26(g).

Tips from the Trenches »

Thermostats That Testify—Who Knew?

By Frank Sommers

Digital devices mean new data is available in discovery.

Appellate Practice »

Tips on Effective Editing

By Ashley Burkett

Editing can be the difference between a brief that gets read and one that gets skimmed.


Commercial & Business »

The Art of Writing a Persuasive Fact Section

By Emily Ambrose

A well-written work can sway a judge's mind in favor of your legal argument before the argument is even made.

Corporate Counsel »

How Lawyers Can Be the Most Effective Advocates in a Mediation

By Leslie A. Berkoff

The proper steps to help best prepare the mediator, the other side, and your client for the process.

Children's Rights »

Better Outcomes for Older Youth of Color in Foster Care

By Martha L. Raimon, Kristen Weber, and Amelia Esenstad

Professionals and advocates need to know about and attend to these three critical areas.