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Can A Reasonable Doubt Have An Unreasonable Price? Limitations On Attorneys' Fee In Criminal Cases, Gabriel J. Chin, Scott C. Wells Dec 2000

Can A Reasonable Doubt Have An Unreasonable Price? Limitations On Attorneys' Fee In Criminal Cases, Gabriel J. Chin, Scott C. Wells

Boston College Law Review

The disciplinary rules of every state prohibit attorneys from charging "unreasonable" fees. These provisions, however; are virtually never enforced; virtually all instances where the rules are invoked involve independent forms of dishonesty or misconduct. The only two cases in which attorneys have been disciplined solely based on the size of the fee involved "blue-chip" civil attorneys who represented working-class defendants in criminal matters. In both cases, the rationale for discipline was questionable; the clients were completely exonerated of criminal charges and the fees would have been unexceptional in elite civil practice. These disciplinary prosecutions were particularly doubtful because the Sixth ...


Interview With Judge Harvey Bartle, Shirin Heidary, Harvey Bartle Iii, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Judge Harvey Bartle, Shirin Heidary, Harvey Bartle Iii, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Harvey Bartle III (L '65) is a senior judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He served as chief judge of that court from 2006 to 2011.


Interview With Jerome J. Shestack, Mark Malcoun, Jerome J. Shestack, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Jerome J. Shestack, Mark Malcoun, Jerome J. Shestack, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Jerome J. Shestack practice law in Philadelphia from 1955 until his death in 2011. He was active in Democratic politics and in civil rights and international human rights. H served as president of the American Bar Association in 1997/1998. In 1980 Penn Law School named him an Honorary Fellow; his address to that year's graduating class appeared in the Fall 1980 Penn Law Journal (http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1034&context=plj).


What Bush's Litigation Teaches Us About Compassionate Conservatism, Sharon Beckman Nov 2000

What Bush's Litigation Teaches Us About Compassionate Conservatism, Sharon Beckman

Sharon Beckman

No abstract provided.


Interview With Frank Carano, Joanna Lee Levine, Frank Carano, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Frank Carano, Joanna Lee Levine, Frank Carano, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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James Carano (L '33) practiced law in his native Philadelphia for almost seventy years. He was active in the Philadelphia Bar Association and in the Italian-American community. In 2002 he endowed the Frank Carano Professorship of Law, currently held by Leo Katz.


Interview With Mary Catherine Roper, Christine Docherty, Mary Catherine Roper, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Legal Oral Hsitory Project Nov 2000

Interview With Mary Catherine Roper, Christine Docherty, Mary Catherine Roper, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Legal Oral Hsitory Project

Legal Oral History Project

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Mary Catherine Roper (L '93) is the deputy legal director at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, where she coordinates litigation on a broad range of civil liberties issues, including freedom of speech, religious liberty, racial and ethnic justice, equality for lesbians and gay men, student rights, privacy, prisoners’ rights, and police misconduct. Prior to joining the ACLU, Mary Catherine was a partner in the firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath, where she was well known for her commitment to pro bono work. After law school, she clerked ...


Interview With Arthur Makadon, Marjorie A. George, Arthur Makadon, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Arthur Makadon, Marjorie A. George, Arthur Makadon, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Arthur Makadon (L '68) was a major figure in the Philadelphia bar and in Philadelphia politics. Most of his legal career was spent at Ballard Spahr, where he served as chair from 2002 to 2011. The Arthur Makadon Appellate Advocacy Program at the Law School was established in his honor by Ballard Spahr. He died in 2013.


Clark Memorandum: Fall 2000, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, J. Reuben Clark Law School Nov 2000

Clark Memorandum: Fall 2000, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, J. Reuben Clark Law School

The Clark Memorandum


Defending The Damned, Randall Coyne Oct 2000

Defending The Damned, Randall Coyne

Randall Coyne

No abstract provided.


Interview With Justice Randy J. Holland, Katie Harrison, Randy J. Holland, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Oct 2000

Interview With Justice Randy J. Holland, Katie Harrison, Randy J. Holland, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Randy J. Holland (L '72) served as a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court from 1986 until his retirement in 2017. At the time of his appointment he was the youngest person ever to serve on that court.


The Remarkable Career Of Joe Grano, Robert A. Sedler Oct 2000

The Remarkable Career Of Joe Grano, Robert A. Sedler

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


A Tribute To William H. Bowen: Tributes And Response To Words Of Congratulations, Charles W. Goldner Jr., J. Thomas May, Rodney K. Smith, Thomas F. Mclarty, Derrick Smith, William Jefferson Clinton, William H. Bowen Oct 2000

A Tribute To William H. Bowen: Tributes And Response To Words Of Congratulations, Charles W. Goldner Jr., J. Thomas May, Rodney K. Smith, Thomas F. Mclarty, Derrick Smith, William Jefferson Clinton, William H. Bowen

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ub's Women In Law: Overcoming Barriers During Their First Hundred Years, Marjorie L. Girth Sep 2000

Ub's Women In Law: Overcoming Barriers During Their First Hundred Years, Marjorie L. Girth

Buffalo Women's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Review Of Electronic Court Filing In The United States, Bradley J. Hillis Jul 2000

A Review Of Electronic Court Filing In The United States, Bradley J. Hillis

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The rise of e-commerce has caused many courts to begin filing and storing pleadings electronically. This article discusses e-filing software, the benefits to and development of extensible mark-up language (“XML”) for legal documents, and the impact the future of e-filing.


The Incredible Shrinking Law School, Phillip J. Closius Jul 2000

The Incredible Shrinking Law School, Phillip J. Closius

All Faculty Scholarship

The University of Toledo College of Law faculty and administration performed a task that may be unprecedented in modern American legal education. During a series of luncheon meetings we focused on the topic of enrollment--what size student body should we have given the realities of our market and the pedagogical goals we wish to achieve. We analyzed this issue without either an extensive reliance on our revenue stream or the risk of losing resources if we admitted fewer students. Since we administer both a full- and part-time (mainly evening) program, we also discussed our obligation to serve our metropolitan community ...


A Cause Worth Quitting For? The Conflict Between Professional Ethics And Individual Rights In Discriminatory Treatment Of Corporate Counsel, Rachel S. Arnow Richman Jul 2000

A Cause Worth Quitting For? The Conflict Between Professional Ethics And Individual Rights In Discriminatory Treatment Of Corporate Counsel, Rachel S. Arnow Richman

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Lawyer Communications On The Internet: Beginning The Millennium With Disparate Standards, Louise L. Hill Jul 2000

Lawyer Communications On The Internet: Beginning The Millennium With Disparate Standards, Louise L. Hill

Washington Law Review

Lawyer communications on the Internet constituting commercial speech are subject to state ethics rules governing lawyer advertising and communication. Because each state operates as a separate entity with its own rules that govern the lawyers of its jurisdiction, the profession is faced with disparate standards on a jurisdictional basis. Of the forty-three states that have adopted the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, four-fifths have standards on lawyer communications that vary from those in the Model Rules. Not only is there variation in the rules themselves, but differences exist in the specific applicability and interpretation of these rules to components of ...


Ready Or Not, Here They Come: Why The Aba Should Amend The Model Rules To Accommodate Multidisciplinary Practices, Bradley G. Johnson Jun 2000

Ready Or Not, Here They Come: Why The Aba Should Amend The Model Rules To Accommodate Multidisciplinary Practices, Bradley G. Johnson

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Aba And Mdps: Context, History, And Process, Charles W. Wolfram Jun 2000

The Aba And Mdps: Context, History, And Process, Charles W. Wolfram

Cornell Law Faculty Publications



Seize The Future, Gary A. Munneke Jun 2000

Seize The Future, Gary A. Munneke

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Reprinted by permission from Law Practice Quarterly, Volume 1, No. 2, Feb. 2000.


Lr&W Should Begin At The Beginning: Reading Legal Authority, Jane Kent Gionfriddo May 2000

Lr&W Should Begin At The Beginning: Reading Legal Authority, Jane Kent Gionfriddo

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Shame In Regulating Attorney Conduct, Judith Mcmorrow Apr 2000

The Role Of Shame In Regulating Attorney Conduct, Judith Mcmorrow

Judith A. McMorrow

No abstract provided.


Lr&W Should Begin At The Beginning: Reading Legal Authority, Jane Kent Gionfriddo Apr 2000

Lr&W Should Begin At The Beginning: Reading Legal Authority, Jane Kent Gionfriddo

Jane Kent Gionfriddo

No abstract provided.


Who Should Control The Decision To Call A Witness: Respecting A Criminal Defendant's Tactical Choices, Rodney J. Uphoff Apr 2000

Who Should Control The Decision To Call A Witness: Respecting A Criminal Defendant's Tactical Choices, Rodney J. Uphoff

Faculty Publications

A law student approached me not long ago to discuss a problem he had encountered while helping to prepare a criminal case for retrial. The defendant's first trial ended with a hung jury. The defendant, Steven Brown, now faced a second trial on the same misdemeanor charge of assaulting a police officer. Although the defendant still wanted to go to trial, Brown told defense counsel that he did not want his elderly father to have to testify again. From defense counsel's standpoint, the father's testimony was critical because he was the only witness corroborating the defendant's ...


Clark Memorandum: Spring 2000, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, J. Reuben Clark Law School Apr 2000

Clark Memorandum: Spring 2000, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, J. Reuben Clark Law School

The Clark Memorandum


The "Darden Dilemma": Should African Americans Prosecute Crimes?, Kenneth B. Nunn Apr 2000

The "Darden Dilemma": Should African Americans Prosecute Crimes?, Kenneth B. Nunn

UF Law Faculty Publications

Christopher Darden (prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial) has come to epitomize the burdens that African American prosecutors face as they perform their professional tasks. Moreover, the "Darden Dilemma" has become a generic term for the anguish that these prosecutors endure as they negotiate between competing allegiances to the African American community and the State. Much has been written about the sense of isolation that African American prosecutors feel when confronting the conflict between their roles as prosecutors and their obligations to the African American community. This article argues that African Americans should not prosecute crimes in the current ...


Interview With Lita Indzel Cohen, Simi B. Kaplan, Lita Indzel Cohen, Legal Oral History Porject, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Mar 2000

Interview With Lita Indzel Cohen, Simi B. Kaplan, Lita Indzel Cohen, Legal Oral History Porject, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Lita Indzel Cohen (L '65) represented the 148th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1991 until 2003. Before that she was the first woman to theto the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission and served for eight years on the Lower Merion Township Commission..


Michael Maurer, Val Nolan And Lauren Robel (Photograph) Mar 2000

Michael Maurer, Val Nolan And Lauren Robel (Photograph)

Lauren Robel (2002 Acting; 2003-2011)

Michael S. (Mickey) Maurer, a 1967 graduate of the School of Law, established the Val Nolan Chair of Law with his wife, Janie, as a way of honoring Mickey Maurer’s favorite professor, Val Nolan. Lauren Robel was named the Val Nolan Professor of Law on March 31, 2000. This photograph was taken on the day of the ceremony.


Interview With Myer "Mike" Feldman, Meredith Coleman, Myer Feldman, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Mar 2000

Interview With Myer "Mike" Feldman, Meredith Coleman, Myer Feldman, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Myer Feldman (L '38) worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Banking and Currency Committee before serving as a senior adviser to the Kennedy and Johnson campaigns and administrations. He continued to be active in Democratic politics after leaving government service for private practice in 1965. He died in 2007.


Interview With Michele Tuck-Ponder, Diankha Warren, Michele Tuck-Ponder, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Mar 2000

Interview With Michele Tuck-Ponder, Diankha Warren, Michele Tuck-Ponder, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Michele Tuck-Ponder (L '83) has held many positions in law, government, education, media relaions, and the non-profit sector. From 1995 to 1997 she served as mayor of Princeton, New Jersey.