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Lawyers—Not Judges—May Select Their Own Juries for Trial

By Kelso L. Anderson

Standing order allows attorneys or self-represented parties to conduct voir dire.




 

Statutory Cite Not Required for Federal Civil Rights Complaint

By Daniel Elms

Supreme Court says complaint without citation to 42 U.S.C. 1983 can survive dismissal.


Firm Can Prevent Discovery of In-House Advice in Malpractice Suit

By Sara E. Costello

California court finds attorney-client privilege applies to intra-firm communications.


 

Swindled Foreign Investors Not Protected by U.S. Fraud Law

By Teresa Rider Bult

Second Circuit dismisses foreign fraud claims under CEA; U.S. transaction is required.


 
Civil Procedure »

Outside-the-Box Sanctions Imposed for Abusive Defense of Deposition

By Charles S. Fax

Judge imposes sanctions after meticulous application of rules.


 
Tips from the Trenches »

Going Too Far with Witnesses

By Kenneth P. Nolan

You can learn to ask piercing questions, but it is harder to know when to stop, sit down, and shut up.


 
Pretrial Practice & Discovery »

How Far Do the Protections of the Rule 26 Amendments Go?

By Michael Lowry

Exploring how the provisions have been applied and interpreted.


 

Solo & Small Firm »

Why You Should Sleep under Your Desk

By Kate Mayer Mangan

Taking quality breaks can improve your cognition.



 
Commercial & Business »

Ethics and Social Media

By Angela M. Scafuri

Be mindful of these ethical and professional responsibility considerations.


 
Environmental Litigation »

Environmental Whistleblowers' Rights

By Allan Kanner

An introduction to the federal protections.