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Defending Yourself: How Far Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Go?

October 1, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

It’s October and while we miss the summer, we’re enjoying the turn of the seasons. The blistering heat has abated…

Expert Issues Unique to Types of Expertise

September 23, 2010

American Bar Association Publication "Engaging and Retaining the Expert Witness"

Scientific experts can form an important arrow in your trial quiver. The identification and development of scientific experts lends itself…

The Athletic Trainer’s Legal Liability for Football-Related Injuries: Minimizing the Risk

September 10, 2010

NATA News: News Magazine of the National Athletic Trainers' Association

As the number of reported concussions and other football-related injuries continues to rise at the high school, collegiate and professional…

3rd Circuit Tests No-Contact Rule Under McDade Amendment

September 3, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

In October 1998, Congress passed the McDade Amendment, which provides that attorneys employed by the federal government are subject to…

With Liberty and Justice for All: Lawyers Who Defend Constitution Deserve Our Support and Protection

July 2, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

As lawyers, we know that we have a duty to zealously represent our clients within the bounds of the law….

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls on Social Networking Sites

June 11, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

As members of the online social networking generation, we know too well the tendency to overshare “private” exploits, but as…

Risk Management and E-Discovery: Qualcomm Review

May 7, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

Almost three years ago, we wrote about the tension between a lawyer’s defense of his own professional conduct and his…

Does the First Amendment Provide a Limit on the Duty of Loyalty?

April 2, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

We all know that lawyers owe ongoing duties of loyalty and confidentiality to former clients, but how far do those…

The Authority of the Arbitrators to Interpret the Rules Under Which the Arbitration is Conducted

April 1, 2010

Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. - THE ARBITRATOR

In its January 14, 2010 decision, T.Co Metals LLC v. Dempsey Pipe & Supply, Inc., 592 F.3d 329 (2d Cir….

Mom Beats Prince: DMCA Takedown Notice Bites Back

March 15, 2010

Media Law Resource Center's "Internet Law Treatise"

The Artist-formerly-and-once-again-known-as-Prince has made no secret of his disdain for user-generated Web content that incorporates his music.  Prince believes it…

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day, a Love Letter to the Law

February 5, 2010

The Legal Intelligencer

The Christmas tree is mulched, the latkes have been eaten and holidays are behind us. (Sigh of relief!) But now…

When The Company Pays the Fees: N.J. Puts Some ‘Meat on the Bones’

January 8, 2010

One of the trends that we see developing in the new decade is a significant rise in corporate investigations by…

Top Ten Policies and Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

November 30, 2009

Reprinted from Don Kramer's Nonprofit Issues

Increased emphasis on transparency and accountability requires more formal attention to governance and administration. The emphasis since the enactment of…

Beer in PA Supermarkets? When Did the Law Change?

November 9, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

If you are like many Pennsylvanians, the Pennsylvania budget impasse, the Phillies’ drive toward a second World Series, and the…

Regulation of Lawyers: Is the FTC’s Red Flags Rule an Omen?

November 6, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

One of the professional responsibility trends, we’ve been thinking about lately is the nationalization and even globalization, of the practice…

Terminating a Private Foundation

November 6, 2009

A presentation to The Philadelphia Foundation

A presentation prepared and presented by Virginia P. Sikes, a speaker at The Philadelphia Foundation’s First Friday for Professional Advisors….

Joint Defense Privilege: Sharing Is The Law, But Do You Get To Keep The Privilege?

October 2, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

It is no great secret that we are ardent defenders of the attorney-client privilege. In our view, the continued development…

New Schedule A Reflects Change in Public Support Rules

September 16, 2009

Don Kramer's Nonprofit Issues

Test is now based on five-year rolling average and reporting is on same basis as other accounting The new…

A Special Responsibility for the Quality of Justice

September 4, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

It’s hard for us to keep up on the news during the summer with so many distractions: the shore, the…

How to Get Clients to Eat Their Spinach

August 28, 2009

Litigation Magazine, the Journal of the ABA Litigation Section, Volume 35, Number 4, Summer 2009

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