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27 Jan 2010, 8:08 am by Rob Vischer
I know we've talked about the MPRE on this blog before, but I have a more specific question: how do you incorporate the MPRE, if at all, in your PR courses?  This semester was the first time I had a few students complain that we did not do enough to focus on preparing for the MPRE.  Generally I just teach the law of lawyering (with the valuable assistance of our friend Stephen Gillers) and assume that if I'm covering the basics, I'm fulfilling my responsibility.  The students can choose their… [read post]
30 Sep 2011, 2:35 pm by Adam B. Cordover, Attorney-at-Law
Attorney Adam B. Cordover has completed advanced training in interdisciplinary  collaborative family law and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay. If you would like to speak with a collaborative lawyer and learn how the collaborative process can help your family, call The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., at 813-443-0615 or fill out our contact form. Share… [read post]
15 Aug 2008, 9:04 pm
Herewith the audiovisual materials at the heart of John Edwards's affair with Rielle Hunter: the video of the Nightline interview in which Edwards confessed the affair, plus the four "webisodes" that Hunter produced for Edwards' presidential campaign:Webisode 1: Plane TruthsWebisode 2: The Golden RuleWebisode 3: Plight of UgandaWebisode 4: The Plug [read post]
21 Oct 2009, 3:45 am by Patrick S. O'Donnell
"Crow on a Cherry Branch," Okuhara Seiko (1837 - 1913) © Smithsonian Institution.“In Locke’s state of nature there are binding moral duties, including a duty of self-preservation and, given natural equality and reciprocity, a duty to preserve others, a duty not to take the life of another and a duty not to do what tends to destroy others by impairing their liberty, health or property. (These duties seem to be derived from the fundamental law of nature, which is the preservation of humankind.).… [read post]
29 Dec 2011, 10:44 pm by Patrick S. O'Donnell
“Let us now take for granted the historically normal and religiously orthodox view that, just as ethics is the ‘right way of doing things,’ so art is the ‘making well of whatever needs making,’ or simply ‘the right way of making things:’ and still addressing ourselves to those [who]…ask whether art is not after all a necessity.A necessity is something that we cannot afford to do without, whatever its price. We cannot go into questions of price here, except to say that art need not… [read post]
15 Dec 2011, 6:29 am by Ron A. Bouchard
Understanding the Consequences of Linking Market and Regulatory Incentives for Drug Development: Part 3Editor's note: This is the third installment of a three-part series.In Parts 1 and 2, we learned that it is both possible and valuable to import empirical scientific methods typically used in the hard sciences to the study of law. In fact, in our analysis of patent law and policy we can move beyond patent valuation to assess how and indeed whether a given piece of law or policy is working in… [read post]
19 Feb 2007, 1:24 pm
Here is the link to the reprimand imposed in Ohio on former Governor Robert Taft for his failure to report gifts, consisting mostly of free golf outings. The widely reported lapses had resulted in a no contest plea to criminal... [read post]
22 Mar 2007, 5:16 am
Posted by Alan Childress Irreplaceable or rickets. That was the eternal conundrum facing me this morning in one email as I read my inbox's Re lines. I realized there was a deep thought going on here, beyond my capacity. I... [read post]
7 Apr 2007, 8:07 pm
The Connecticut Supreme Court has held that disciplinary proceedings may properly go forward nothwithstanding the attorney's disbarment on unrelated charges. The allegations involved conduct that had occurred while the accused was still a member of the bar. The court reasoned... [read post]
9 Apr 2007, 1:45 pm
Massachusetts has promulgated a Code of Professional Responsibility for Court Clerks. There is also an advisory committee that renders ethical opinions regarding court clerk conduct. A recent opinion holds that a Clerk Magistrate who is an ordained Deacon of the... [read post]
30 Apr 2007, 5:04 pm
It's day 1 of our move. Cats are locked in the bathroom downstairs, w/a picture of cats on the door and a please don't open the door--cats inside sign on the door. I tell the movers not to open the... [read post]
28 May 2007, 9:51 am
The 33rd annual ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility will take place in Chicago this week. Here is the link to the schedule. A number of panels will address topics of interest. One session will deal with overbearing partners; another... [read post]
5 Jun 2007, 1:15 pm
The North Carolina Court of Appeals declined to dismiss a civil appeal despite multiple failures to follow procedural rules governing such appeals. The court majority imposed costs rather than dismissal. A dissent would hold that the sole remedy for failure... [read post]
8 Jun 2007, 9:00 am
An attorney who had his fifth run in with the disciplinary system was indefinitely suspended by the Court of Appeals of Maryland. The attorney maintains a high volume practice concentrating on criminal, drunk driving and other motor vehicle violations and... [read post]
5 Jul 2007, 8:59 am
In an appeal of a legal malpractice case arising from the mishandling of an attempted mortgage foreclosure, the Florida Supreme Court held that the assignment of the mortgage and note did not create standing to sue the attorney for malpractice.... [read post]
17 Jul 2007, 2:09 pm
The Commission on Practice of the Montana Supreme Court dismissed a series of ethics charges against an attorney, finding insufficient evidence of any violation. On the appeal of the Disciplinary Counsel, the Supreme Court reversed the dismissal and remanded for... [read post]
4 Aug 2007, 8:17 am
I'd use it on my former builder. The picture of yours truly at right is testimony to the limited ability of the legal system to make the world work as it should. Suffice it to say that my long-since defunct... [read post]
10 Aug 2007, 3:59 pm
The Maine Supreme Court denied permission to sit for the Maine bar exam to an applicant who had graduated from Massachusetts School of Law, which is not accredited by the ABA. The applicant has been admitted in Connecticut. The court... [read post]
11 Aug 2007, 7:05 am
A litigant who was dissatisfied with the judge in a paternity action decided to investigate the judge's relationship with opposing counsel. The investigation revealed that opposing counsel represented the judge's girlfriend in pending litigation. On appeal from the denial of... [read post]
28 Sep 2007, 7:17 am
A lawyer who ran for a State Representative position in Louisiana was found to have falsified his domicile address in official forms that provided notice of his candidacy. A hearing committee found that "[the attorney] was well aware that public... [read post]