Expert Opinion


Mark Dubois: Judge's Research Reveals Era When Courts Relied on 'Word of God'

By Mark Dubois |

Superior Court Judge Jon C. Blue has just published a gem of a book summarizing and commenting on cases before the General Court of the New Haven Colony from 1639-63.


Norm Pattis: A Stunning Settlement in New York Chokehold Case

By Norm Pattis |

Toward the end of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," the politically correct Atticus Finch—you know, the fellow who emerged after the more nuanced Atticus was rejected by publishers—utters the following to his children, Jem and Scout: "Don't fool yourselves—it's all adding up and one of these days we're going to pay the bill for it. I hope it's not in you children's time."

Patricia King

Patricia King: How Lawyers Can Survive a Random Audit

By Patricia King |

It seems like a pretty good day until the mail arrives. You get a letter from First Assistant Bar Counsel Frances Mickelson-Dera on behalf of the Statewide Grievance Committee, and you might think it's the beginning of your worst nightmare. You've been selected for a random audit.