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Competing Liabilities: Responding To Evidence Of Child Abuse That Surface During The Attorney-Client Relationship, Alison Beyea 2018 University of Maine School of Law

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 2018 University of Maine School of Law

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 2018 University of Maine School of Law

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 2018 University of Maine School of Law

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 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.


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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


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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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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