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In Pursuit Of The Public Good: Lawyers Who Care, Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2018 University of Maine School of Law

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 2018 University of Maine School of Law

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.


Newsroom: Interrogation Expert Warns Against Use Of Torture 2-2-2018, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Interrogation Expert Warns Against Use Of Torture 2-2-2018, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Using Social Media Research To Your Advantage, Endia S. Paige 2018 University of Georgia School of Law Library

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.


Symposium Introduction, Norman L. Reimer 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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 ...


Symposium Introduction, Ellen Yaroshefsky 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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 ...


Judicial Responsibility For Justice In Criminal Courts, Lisa Foster 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Judicial Responsibility For Justice In Criminal Courts, Lisa Foster

Hofstra Law Review

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Judges Need To Exercise Their Responsibility To Require That Eligible Defendants Have Lawyers, Robert C. Boruchowitz 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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

Hofstra Law Review

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The Judicial Role In Criminal Charging And Plea Bargaining, Darryl Brown 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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

Hofstra Law Review

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A Judge's Duty To Do Justice: Ensuring The Accused's Right To The Effective Assistance Of Counsel, Peter A. Joy 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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

Hofstra Law Review

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Here Comes The Judge: A Model For Judicial Oversight And Regulation Of The Brady Disclosure Duty, Cynthia E. Jones 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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

Hofstra Law Review

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Judges As Bullies, Abbe Smith 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Judges As Bullies, Abbe Smith

Hofstra Law Review

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Informed Misdemeanor Sentencing, Jenny Roberts 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Informed Misdemeanor Sentencing, Jenny Roberts

Hofstra Law Review

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The Culture Of Misdemeanor Courts, Jessica A. Roth 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Surveying Justice, Keith Swisher

Hofstra Law Review

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Eradicating Assembly-Line Justice: An Opportunity Lost By The Revised American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards, Steve Zeidman 2018 Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

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

Hofstra Law Review

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Poverty, The Great Unequalizer: Improving The Delivery System For Civil Legal Aid, Latonia Haney Keith 2018 Concordia University School of Law

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 2018 Texas A&M University School of Law

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.


Legal Ethics And The Political Activity Of Government Lawyers, Andrew Flavelle Martin 2018 Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia

Legal Ethics And The Political Activity Of Government Lawyers, Andrew Flavelle Martin

Faculty Publications

The ability to engage in political activity is an essential feature of a democratic society. However, the ability of government lawyers to do so is unclear. While most governments have passed legislation identifying permissible political activity of their employees, it is unclear how the professional obligations of lawyers apply in this context and how these professional obligations interact with this legislation. This article answers these questions. The duty of loyalty to the client requires most government lawyers to refrain from all political activity at the same level of government. The special professional obligations of Crown prosecutors require these lawyers to ...


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin 2018 Winthrop University

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 ...


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