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Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    New Essential: Locked In

    New Essential: Locked In
    Started it on Monday and couldn't put it down. This is a perfect read to determine how to fix the mass incarceration problem in America.Pfaff wades through the soft arguments that so many have been making concerning this issue, and instead…
  • May 24

    Top Ten Favorite Albums: #7 Gerard Dole: Louisiane/Louisiana (Cajun Songs)

    Top Ten Favorite Albums: #7 Gerard Dole: Louisiane/Louisiana (Cajun Songs)
    Like I said, it's all about where you are when it comes into your hands.This album guided me through my toughest year about three or four years ago.Bringing me joy in a small house in Tucumcari, while my mind was two hours to the west.It made…
  • May 23

    New Essential: The Thirteenth Juror

    New Essential: The Thirteenth Juror
    An inside look into the grand jury deliberations of the police shooting of Michael Brown.A startling view of how prosecutors can use the grand jury process to get the outcome they desire.The book raises more questions than it answers, but…
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Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges for corporate and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://www.presnellonprivileges.com
  • May 23

    Good-Faith Defense to Fraudulent-Transfer Claims Results in At-Issue Waiver

    Good-Faith Defense to Fraudulent-Transfer Claims Results in At-Issue Waiver
    In a fraudulent-transfer lawsuit arising out of a bankruptcy action, a Florida bankruptcy court ruled that a defendant-bank’s assertion of a good-faith defense waived the attorney–client privilege over emails between bank…
  • May 16

    NY Client. SC Atty. Which State’s Privilege Law Covers Their Calls & Emails?

    NY Client. SC Atty. Which State’s Privilege Law Covers Their Calls & Emails?
    Let’s discuss conflicts-of-laws—privilege style.  I know you want to. Here is the scenario—NY client emails her SC-based attorney—which state’s privilege law applies?  In Wellin v. Wellin, 211 F. Supp.…
  • May 9

    In-House Counsel Fails to Prove Privilege, Loses Quest to Seal Emails & Note

    In-House Counsel Fails to Prove Privilege, Loses Quest to Seal Emails & Note
    Situations arise where a party files privileged communications to support a dispositive motion.  But filing privileged documents raises waiver concerns, so the filing party seeks to seal those documents to prevent third-party…
Rank this Week: 2459

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • May 23

    Good-Faith Defense to Fraudulent-Transfer Claims Results in At-Issue Waiver

    Good-Faith Defense to Fraudulent-Transfer Claims Results in At-Issue Waiver
    In a fraudulent-transfer lawsuit arising out of a bankruptcy action, a Florida bankruptcy court ruled that a defendant-bank’s assertion of a good-faith defense waived the attorney–client privilege over emails between bank…
  • May 16

    NY Client. SC Atty. Which State’s Privilege Law Covers Their Calls & Emails?

    NY Client. SC Atty. Which State’s Privilege Law Covers Their Calls & Emails?
    Let’s discuss conflicts-of-laws—privilege style.  I know you want to. Here is the scenario—NY client emails her SC-based attorney—which state’s privilege law applies?  In Wellin v. Wellin, 211 F. Supp.…
  • May 9

    In-House Counsel Fails to Prove Privilege, Loses Quest to Seal Emails & Note

    In-House Counsel Fails to Prove Privilege, Loses Quest to Seal Emails & Note
    Situations arise where a party files privileged communications to support a dispositive motion.  But filing privileged documents raises waiver concerns, so the filing party seeks to seal those documents to prevent third-party…
Rank this Week: 2236

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Mar 8

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation
    Effective trial attorneys know how storytelling aids can play a major role in supporting an argument in the courtroom. Recent technology has made these tools more convenient, portable and affordable. Mike Ko, owner of Groundworks…
  • Dec 29

    7 Early Data Assessment Tactics to Reduce eDiscovery Expense

    7 Early Data Assessment Tactics to Reduce eDiscovery Expense
    You can tell a lot about files on a computer before you even open them. That’s the premise that makes data reduction possible prior to discovery review—in a stage commonly referred to as early data assessment. As summarized by…
  • Dec 12

    A Best Practices Guide for Managing eDiscovery Collection

    A Best Practices Guide for Managing eDiscovery Collection
    Are you directing your eDiscovery collections with maximum efficiency? Data collection can be the most complex and technically rigorous of all eDiscovery phases. It involves the extraction of potentially relevant electronically…
Rank this Week: 2642

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
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The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
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The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Expressions of interest, knowledge, and insight about the deeply important laws of evidence. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • Nov 5

    Impeachment | Problem 33

    Impeachment | Problem 33
    P sues D for defamation. To prove that the defamatory statement was made, P calls W1 who testifies that he was in a group of P’s business colleagues when D told the group that P was a “con man.” During its case-in-chief, D…
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
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Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 1744

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 4876

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 3742

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack…

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack Carroll

Reviews some of his Texas and Federal criminal cases, criminal defense experience, and nuances in criminal law.

http://jackbcarroll.com/houston-tx-lawyer/criminal-trials/
  • Jun 30

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have
    When you are accused of a crime, it is your legal right to have representation. There is no reason for you to face the criminal justice system alone. Hiring a criminal justice lawyer [...]
  • Jun 20

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense
    Knowledge does not equal skill. This rule applies to many facets of life, but is most important when your freedom hangs in the balance. The law can be interpreted in many different ways. [...]
  • Feb 19

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County
    Amongst some of the more “in the know” criminal defense lawyers in Houston, there’s been some off the record discussion about an expected storm of internet child pornography cases coming out of Montgomery County, TX. Most…
Rank this Week: 2181

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
Rank this Week: 2759

Prove My Florida Case

Prove My Florida Case

Covers Florida appellate, evidentiary, and trial perspectives and issues. By David M. Adelstein.

http://www.provemyfloridacase.com
Rank this Week: 1546