Although they hadn’t laid eyes on each other in 42 years, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen and lawyer Richard Leefe still felt an immediate connection when they reunited last week. “All of a sudden, he arrived outside my office,” the New Jersey Republican said. “We had immediate recognition. That was an emotional moment.”
Construction lawyers outlined their favorite Android and iPad applications, including those that let you see and mark up blueprints, create 3-D models and update task lists during a webinar on The Best Legal Apps for Construction Lawyers. The webinar was designed for lawyers who work remotely, especially at a project site or in a courtroom.
Former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-Maine) was honored April 5 for his outstanding service in dispute resolution during the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s spring conference in Chicago.
“Pause before answering” is the first of three golden rules of deposition preparation shared in the new Section of Litigation-Center for Professional Responsibility CLE, “The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: How to Proactively Prepare Your Witness for a Successful Deposition.” According to experts, the pause serves two purposes — it allows time for objections and forces the witness to think before he or she leaps.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Major League player and manager Joe Torre and former presidential advisor David Axelrod will join American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows and Frank Easterbrook, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, as speakers at the ABA Section of Litigation CLE Conference April 24-26 in Chicago.
Duke University Libraries in Durham, N.C., has made a number of digitized “special” collections available online to the Duke community as well as the public. One collection documents the Caribbean Sea Migration of refugees from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic between 1965 and 1996.
When a blizzard descended on Newark, N.J., citizens reached out to Mayor Cory Booker on the social media site Twitter for help. As he shoveled snow and delivered diapers, the mayor also let his followers know there would be no garbage pickup the next day.
The American Bar Association announces 16 finalists for the 2013 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work in media and the arts that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system.
The first five years of practice are critical developmental years, said Joanna Garcia, shareholder, Carlton Fields, and moderator of the ABA webcast “What’s Next? Professional Development Strategies for Lawyers Trying to Get to the Next Level.”
Thousands of people file bankruptcy each month because they lose their home, must pay medical expenses or lose their job. For debtor’s lawyers, it is critical to understand the scope of a client’s financial history and verify it for accuracy in order to file in a timely manner.
From the more than 800,000 apps currently available for Android devices, a new book from the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, highlights the “best of the best” that will allow readers to practice law from their mobile devices.