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Panel Discussion: Ethnographic Evidence Feb 2018

Panel Discussion: Ethnographic Evidence

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

No abstract provided.


Panel Discussion: Ethnography, Ethics & Law Feb 2018

Panel Discussion: Ethnography, Ethics & Law

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

No abstract provided.


Competing Liabilities: Responding To Evidence Of Child Abuse That Surface During The Attorney-Client Relationship, Alison Beyea Feb 2018

Competing Liabilities: Responding To Evidence Of Child Abuse That Surface During The Attorney-Client Relationship, Alison Beyea

Maine Law Review

Kevin Adams, a practicing attorney in Maine, represents John Brown in a dispute with Brown's landlord. Brown is facing eviction as a result of his inability to pay the rent. Over the course of the representation, Adams has come to believe that Brown is abusing his son. Brown--who is working two jobs but still cannot pay his rent--has told Adams of the incredible pressure he is facing. Brown has admitted that the pressure is getting to him and that he feels bad that he has been “taking it out on the kid.” Brown also told Adams that he had ...


Towering Figures, Enigmas, And Responsive Communities In American Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer Feb 2018

Towering Figures, Enigmas, And Responsive Communities In American Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer

Maine Law Review

The Annual Edward S. Godfrey Lecture at the University of Maine School of Law was held on November 12, 1998. Professor Thomas L. Shaffer, Edward S. Godfry Professor of Law, presented “Towering Figures, Enigmas, and Responsive Communities in American Legal Ethics.”


Maine's Sex Offender Registration And Notification Act: Wise Or Wicked?, James A. Billings, Crystal L. Bulges University Of Maine School Of Law Feb 2018

Maine's Sex Offender Registration And Notification Act: Wise Or Wicked?, James A. Billings, Crystal L. Bulges University Of Maine School Of Law

Maine Law Review

The purpose of this Comment is to discuss both the constitutionality and advisability of such sex offender notification statutes with specific reference to Maine's Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (the SORNA). This Comment will discuss, independent of their constitutionality, the advisability of such statutes on a policy level. It is the Authors' thesis that the SORNA will survive constitutional challenges, but as a means of alleviating the problem of sex offender recidivism in this country, the SORNA and similar statutes fail both in theory and in practice. Alternative approaches based on interdisciplinary study will be suggested.


Potential Penalties And Ethical Problems In Filing An Amended Return: The Case Of The Repentant Sports/Entertainment Figure's Legal Expenses Deduction, John R. Dorocak Feb 2018

Potential Penalties And Ethical Problems In Filing An Amended Return: The Case Of The Repentant Sports/Entertainment Figure's Legal Expenses Deduction, John R. Dorocak

Maine Law Review

A prominent sports/entertainment figure walks into your office (all preparers should be so lucky). He is in a repentant mood--not because he escaped conviction for the murder of his former wife and her friend, but because he deducted his legal expenses in defending against the criminal prosecution and the civil wrongful death suit. This Article discusses the obligation of the taxpayer, even one as nefarious as the athlete posited, and the practitioner to file an amended return. As one pair of commentators has stated, “How should the amendment be made, and what are the possible consequences of amending a ...


In Pursuit Of The Public Good: Lawyers Who Care, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Feb 2018

In Pursuit Of The Public Good: Lawyers Who Care, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Maine Law Review

The Eighth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held on November 22, 1999. The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, delivered the lecture. Established in 1992, the lecture honors Judge Frank M. Coffin, Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and long-time friend of the University of Maine School of Law.


Must The Interests Of The Client Always Come First?, Alan B. Morrison Feb 2018

Must The Interests Of The Client Always Come First?, Alan B. Morrison

Maine Law Review

The Ninth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held on October 12, 2000. Alan B. Morrison, Co-Founder and Director of the Public Citizen Litigation Group, delivered the lecture. Established in 1992, the lecture honors Judge Frank M. Coffin, Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, an inspiration, mentor, and friend to the University of Maine School of Law. The Board and Staff of Volume 53 are honored to continue the tradition of publishing this lecture series.


Using Social Media Research To Your Advantage, Endia S. Paige Feb 2018

Using Social Media Research To Your Advantage, Endia S. Paige

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

We live in a time when Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have become so integrated into daily life that it is critical for attorneys to maintain a basic understanding of the most popular platforms and how they can benefit his or her legal practice.

Social media has made it easier to gather information about litigants and other professionals in the legal field. This paper provides an overview of the most popular social media platforms used by adults in the United States and gives insight into how attorneys can use them to conduct legal and investigative research.


The Judicial Role In Criminal Charging And Plea Bargaining, Darryl Brown Feb 2018

The Judicial Role In Criminal Charging And Plea Bargaining, Darryl Brown

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Here Comes The Judge: A Model For Judicial Oversight And Regulation Of The Brady Disclosure Duty, Cynthia E. Jones Feb 2018

Here Comes The Judge: A Model For Judicial Oversight And Regulation Of The Brady Disclosure Duty, Cynthia E. Jones

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Informed Misdemeanor Sentencing, Jenny Roberts Feb 2018

Informed Misdemeanor Sentencing, Jenny Roberts

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judges As Bullies, Abbe Smith Feb 2018

Judges As Bullies, Abbe Smith

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Eradicating Assembly-Line Justice: An Opportunity Lost By The Revised American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards, Steve Zeidman Feb 2018

Eradicating Assembly-Line Justice: An Opportunity Lost By The Revised American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards, Steve Zeidman

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judges Need To Exercise Their Responsibility To Require That Eligible Defendants Have Lawyers, Robert C. Boruchowitz Feb 2018

Judges Need To Exercise Their Responsibility To Require That Eligible Defendants Have Lawyers, Robert C. Boruchowitz

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Judge's Duty To Do Justice: Ensuring The Accused's Right To The Effective Assistance Of Counsel, Peter A. Joy Feb 2018

A Judge's Duty To Do Justice: Ensuring The Accused's Right To The Effective Assistance Of Counsel, Peter A. Joy

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Culture Of Misdemeanor Courts, Jessica A. Roth Feb 2018

The Culture Of Misdemeanor Courts, Jessica A. Roth

Hofstra Law Review

The misdemeanor courts that preside over the majority of criminal cases in the United States represent the “front porch” of our criminal justice system. These courts vary in myriad ways, including size, structure, and method of judicial appointment. Each also has its own culture – i.e., a settled way of doing things that reflects deeper assumptions about the court’s mission and its role in the community – which can assist or impede desired policy reforms. This Article, written for a Symposium issue of the Hofstra Law Review, draws upon the insights of organizational culture theory to explore how leaders can ...


Surveying Justice, Keith Swisher Feb 2018

Surveying Justice, Keith Swisher

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Symposium Introduction, Norman L. Reimer Feb 2018

Symposium Introduction, Norman L. Reimer

Hofstra Law Review

In the American justice system, the judge controls the court. All the trappings of courtroom decorum underscore this power. The judge is usually placed front and center, often on a raised platform. Everyone present is expected to rise when the judge enters the room. The audience is required to be silent. Lawyers are expected to rise when speaking to judges, and to address them with an honorific. Wanton disrespect may result in disciplinary action or contempt proceedings. These protocols of honor and deference are emblematic of the judge’s supreme authority and power to control what happens in the court ...


Judicial Responsibility For Justice In Criminal Courts, Lisa Foster Feb 2018

Judicial Responsibility For Justice In Criminal Courts, Lisa Foster

Hofstra Law Review

No abstract provided.


Symposium Introduction, Ellen Yaroshefsky Feb 2018

Symposium Introduction, Ellen Yaroshefsky

Hofstra Law Review

On April 5–6, 2017, the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics hosted its inaugural Symposium, Judicial Responsibility for Justice in Criminal Courts. This unique two-day Symposium brought together the country’s thought leaders from the bench, the academy, prosecutors’ offices, and the defense bar to engage in interactive discussion to examine the role of judges in criminal courts. The Conference goal was to propose concrete suggestions for changes in judicial role, rules, and culture to improve criminal courts.

For years, numerous organizations and individuals have focused upon aspects of the dysfunction of the criminal justice ...


Poverty, The Great Unequalizer: Improving The Delivery System For Civil Legal Aid, Latonia Haney Keith Jan 2018

Poverty, The Great Unequalizer: Improving The Delivery System For Civil Legal Aid, Latonia Haney Keith

Latonia Haney Keith

Civil justice issues in the United States bring with them no guarantee of legal counsel, yet the civil legal system is still designed to require an attorney in almost all situations. Given the ever-growing costs of legal representation, how then are the legal needs of the poor met? The author calls this phenomenon the “justice gap” and addresses the issue of an access to justice gap and proposes a potential solution.

This article examines the existence of the “justice gap,” wherein the poor face substantial barriers that hinder them from receiving the same legal protections as wealthier Americans. It goes ...


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Turns 40: "Reflections On Walmart's Enhanced Ethics & Compliance Program", Jay T. Jorgensen Jan 2018

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Turns 40: "Reflections On Walmart's Enhanced Ethics & Compliance Program", Jay T. Jorgensen

Texas A&M Law Review

As Walmart’s business has been changing, the company has also evolved and changed in our corporate governance. In 2012, the company started a significant effort to enhance our ethics and compliance programs. Prior to that time the company maintained separate compliance efforts in different countries. For example, Walmart’s business in the United States had a well-developed compliance program. The company had separate compliance-related activities and personnel in our businesses in Canada, China, Mexico, and elsewhere. All of these compliance programs operated independently of each other, reporting to their local business leaders.


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin Jan 2018

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...


Celebrating Mundane Conflict, Deborah J. Cantrell Jan 2018

Celebrating Mundane Conflict, Deborah J. Cantrell

Articles

This Article interrogates the dominant conception of conflict and challenges the narrative of conflict as hard, difficult and painful to engage. The Article reveals two primary framing errors that cause one to misperceive how ubiquitous and ordinary is conflict. The first error is to misperceive conflict as categorical — something either is a conflict or it is not. People make that error as a way of trying to avoid conflict. People falsely hope that there might be a category of “not conflict,” like disagreements, that will be easier to navigate. The second error is to misperceive the world and individuals as ...


Suffrage For People With Intellectual Disabilities And Mental Illness: Observations On A Civic Controversy, Charles Kopel Dec 2017

Suffrage For People With Intellectual Disabilities And Mental Illness: Observations On A Civic Controversy, Charles Kopel

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

Most electoral democracies, including forty-three states in the United States,
deny people the right to vote on the basis of intellectual disability or mental illness. Scholars in several fields have addressed these disenfranchisements, including legal scholars who analyze their validity under U.S. constitutional law and international-human-rights law, philosophers and political scientists who analyze their validity under democratic theory, and mental-health
researchers who analyze their relationship to scientific categories.


Regulatory Disruption And Arbitrage In Health-Care Data Protection, Nicolas P. Terry Dec 2017

Regulatory Disruption And Arbitrage In Health-Care Data Protection, Nicolas P. Terry

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

This article explains how the structure of U.S. health-care data protection
(specifically its sectoral and downstream properties) has led to a chronically uneven policy environment for different types of health-care data. It examines claims for health-care data protection exceptionalism and competing demands such as data liquidity. In conclusion, the article takes the position that health­ care-data exceptionalism remains a valid imperative and that even current concerns about data liquidity can be accommodated in an exceptional protective model. However, re-calibrating our protection of health-care data residing outside of the traditional health-care domain is challenging, currently even
politically impossible.


Revisiting Incentive-Based Contracts, Wendy Netter Epstein Dec 2017

Revisiting Incentive-Based Contracts, Wendy Netter Epstein

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

Incentive-based pay is rational, intuitive, and popular. Agency theory tells us
that a principal seeking to align its incentives with an agent's should be able to simply pay the agent to achieve the principal's desired results. Indeed, this strategy has long been used across diverse industries-from executive compensation to education, professional sports to public service-but with mixed results. Now a new convert to incentive compensation has appeared on the
scene: the United States' behemoth health-care industry. In many ways, the incentive mismatch story is the same. Insurance companies and employers are concerned about constraining the cost of care ...


Paying Research Participants: Regulatory Uncertainty, Conceptual Confusion, And A Path Forward, Emily A. Largent, Holly Fernandez Lynch Dec 2017

Paying Research Participants: Regulatory Uncertainty, Conceptual Confusion, And A Path Forward, Emily A. Largent, Holly Fernandez Lynch

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

The practice of offering payment to individuals in exchange for their
participation in clinical research is widespread and longstanding. Nevertheless, such payment remains the source of substantial debate, in particular about whether or the extent to which offers of payment coerce and/or unduly induce individuals to participate. Yet, the various laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines that govern the conduct of human subjects research offer
relatively little in the way of specific guidance regarding what makes a payment offer ethically acceptable-or not. Moreover, there is a lack of definitional agreement regarding what the terms coercion and undue inducement mean in ...


Agwara V. State Bar Of Nev., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 96 (Dec. 7, 2017) (En Banc), Lucy Crow Dec 2017

Agwara V. State Bar Of Nev., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 96 (Dec. 7, 2017) (En Banc), Lucy Crow

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court adopted the three-prong test in Grosso v. United States, and held that an attorney cannot assert the privilege against self-incrimination to withhold client trust documentation sought in a State Bar investigation. However, the State Bar must have a compelling reason to force disclosure of tax records.