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Opinion Says No to Non-Lawyer Firm CEOs

By Kathy Milenkovski

Debate intensifies over ethics of non-lawyer professionals in law firms.


Third Time Is Not a Charm for Party Seeking Removal

By Sara E. Costello

Eighth Circuit lacked jurisdiction to review untimely removal attempt.

Seventh Circuit Rejects "Scandalous" Settlement

By Bethany Leigh Rabe

Judge Posner rebukes counsel for "selling out the class."


False Evidence Forces Law Firm Exit after $24 Million Verdict

By Caitlin Haney

Client's false testimony raises questions about appropriate remedial measures.

Civil Procedure »

Standing Committee Approves Proposed Rules: The Judicial Conference Is Next

By Charles S. Fax

Proposed Rule 37(e) promises to bring rationality and consistency to the developing law of spoliation.

Tips from the Trenches »

Deposition Preparation: The Four Simple Rules

By Edna Selan Epstein

All clients, even sophisticated ones, need to be told how to achieve a successful deposition.

Class Actions & Derivative Suits »

How to Be a Better Class Action (Defense) Lawyer

By Donald R. Frederico

Move to the head of the class by learning the steps that lead to class action mastery.


LGBT Litigator »

Challenges to Same-Sex Marriage Bans Succeeding

By Mark T. Hamby

An overview of recent decisions finding same-sex marriages and equality bans unconstitutional.

Criminal »

The U.S. Sentencing Commission's War on Drugs

By Vadim A. Glozman

Recent amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines will allow courts significant discretion in reducing sentences.

Real Estate »

Can the City of Los Angeles "Take" the Clippers?

By Anthony F. Della Pelle

Should the taxpayers of the City of Angels be forced to ante up billions of dollars to take a sports team?