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Ethics Opinion Draws Line on When Social Media Is Considered Advertising

By Catherine McLeod Chiccine

Bar association says LinkedIn pages are attorney advertising only if certain criteria met.


Warrantless Search of Cell Phone Violates Fourth Amendment

By Robert T. Denny

Police may replicate private search of phone but can go no further without a warrant.

"Organic" Mislabeling Suit Moves Forward

By Sara E. Costello

Intentional mislabeling claim not preempted by federal statute.


Representation in Marijuana Industry Chilled by Ethics Rules

By Ian S. Clement

State Bar recommends amending rules to permit representation in marijuana industry.

Civil Procedure »

A Primer on Rule 12(f) Motions to Strike

By Charles S. Fax

If you are contemplating a Rule 12(f) motion—or must defend against one—it would be well to review the Blevins opinion closely.

Tips from the Trenches »

Opening Lines

By Charles N. Insler

The opening line of a brief introduces the subject matter, sets the tone of the argument, and casts the case in the most favorable light.

Trial Practice »

What Michael Jordan Can Teach Us About Cross-Examination

By Michael J. Satin

For starters, His Airness never stopped working on the fundamentals.


Commercial & Business »

Defending Banks from Civil Money Penalties

By Kevin J. Handly

Be on the watch for early warning signs and proactive in addressing and disarming bank examiners' concerns.

Diversity & Inclusion »

Diversity in Law: Who Cares?

By Candice A. Garcia-Rodrigo

Why Justice John Roberts' recent implications on diversity in classrooms were wrong.

Children's Rights »

Teaming Up for Homeless Youth

By Dieter Schmitz and Jaclyn Pampel

A resource to answer the wide range of legal questions faced by homeless youth.