Friday, November 1, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
An American Bar Association committee studying the "problem" of law schools, recently issued a draft report. Among other things, the authors posited that some of the cost of law school was driven by the need to hire and retain faculty who spent a lot of time doing research and writing scholarly papers.
One Hand Clapping
Friday, November 1, 2013 | by Norm Pattis | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Expert testimony, we are taught, is intended to assist juries in deciding difficult factual issues. We permit the opinion testimony of folks who know things the rest of us don't because of their education, skill, training or experience, thus, a doctor on disease, or an electrician on circuitry.
Friday, October 25, 2013 | by Chris Powell | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Prospects for resolution of the country's immigration issues are fading in Congress as details complicate the outline of a settlement, essentially an immediate amnesty for all 11 million or so illegal aliens in exchange for much better control of the borders.
One Hand Clapping
Thursday, October 24, 2013 | by Norm Pattis | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Those skeptical about the efficacy of habeas corpus petitions in the State of Connecticut will be watching the Michael Skakel case carefully. Judge Thomas Bishop just granted the writ, a rare enough event, finding that the trial performance of Skakel's lawyer, Mickey Sherman, was deficient as a matter of law.
Dan K's Inferno
Thursday, October 24, 2013 | by Dan Krisch | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I am letting my consciousness stream. The law is a jealous mistress and she doesn't allow lawyers to let their minds range far afield these days, or wax philosophical much (or wane metaphysical either, if that is a thing, I think it is, or at least I'd like it to be). Billable hours and thinking don't dance and their daddies don't rock 'n' roll.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I saw a very interesting decision in a case called North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC the other day. It should make some of us worry.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Friday, October 18, 2013 | The Connecticut Law Tribune
A great deal of interest has been expressed of late as to the future of the profession of law, both in Connecticut and throughout the country.
One Hand Clapping
Friday, October 18, 2013 | by Norm Pattis | The Connecticut Law Tribune
For about 48 hours, I was in despair, and was not at all sure what I would do. I was called into trial in a criminal case, and had begun the slow-motion process of picking a jury, one soul at a time, in a case that looks as though it will last a month or so.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | by Amy Goodusky | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I knew the country, and possibly the planet at large, was traveling on the zipline to hell in a large handbasket when I realized that my identity had been reduced to a piece of clothing.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | by Ruthann Robson | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Passion about head coverings is not limited to intense interest in Kate Middleton's latest hat or fascinator. Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, well known for its "look policies," lost a court battle last month to prohibit its employees from wearing headscarves but won a different federal appeal earlier this month because a 17-year-old employee did not make explicit the religious motives for her scarf.