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Who Judges the Judges?

June 12, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

Two Luzerne County Common Please Court judges pleaded guilty to federal offenses. A U.S. district court judge in Texas pleaded…

Looking Ahead- Changes & Challenges for Hedge Funds in 2009

June 12, 2009

marketsmedia magazine

Like my mother says, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Hedge funds were affected on some level by almost…

Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Boards of Directors (C)

May 20, 2009

Materials prepared for the Seventh Annual Nonprofit Institute

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Hanging out a Shingle? Follow the Rules to a Good Start

May 1, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

We’ve read so many articles lately starting with the phase “in these tough economic times” that we are loath to…

When Clients Conduct E-Discovery, Can You Use What They Find?

April 3, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

E-mail has made it easier to communicate with more people, more quickly and more informally that ever before.   We find…

Immigration Law: Immigration Enforcement Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

March 30, 2009

New Jersey Law Journal

Under the U.S. Constitution, the power to regulate immigration is exclusively a federal power. Exercising that power more than 20…

A Column for Tough Economic Times: What the Rules Say About Getting Paid

March 6, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

The economy is getting worse by the day, but you don’t need us to tell you that. Your growing list…

Exit Strategies: Can You Take the Client and the Retainer?

February 6, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

In these difficult times, partnerships are breaking up, firms are dissolving and more and more laterals are seeking greener pastures….

3rd Annual Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier Law Practice

January 2, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

It has become a tradition: Each year in our first column of the year we discuss our New Year’s Resolutions…

Potential Pitfalls of Feeling at Home With In-House Counsel

December 5, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

This month we discuss another trend in law firm management that arises out of our increasingly complex legal environment: the…

Proposed Amendment to Model Rules Could Open ‘Screen’ Door

November 7, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

In the not so distant past, a lawyer could plan to spend her entire career at one firm, beginning as…

Hiring a Formerly Admitted Attorney: How, What, When and Why?

October 10, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

Last week, a column appearing in The Legal suggested that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is wrong to allow disbarred and/or…

Court: Consent for Advance Waivers Must be Knowing, Intelligent, Voluntary

September 5, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

In the not-too-distant past, a “large” firm had as many as 200 lawyers, supported by a sprinkling of rainmakers, and…

Starting to Go Green

September 1, 2008

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Tricia Sadd discusses being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, or “LEED® AP.” in the attached article….

Rule 16, the Litigator’s Forgotten Ally

August 1, 2008

American Bar Association

What would you think if we told you that to get what you want from a federal court you need…

How and When to Terminate Representation of a Difficult Client

August 1, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

It happens to all of us: big firm, small firm, plaintiffs, defense, criminal and civil lawyers. There is a potential…

Marketing Green: The FTC’s Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

June 16, 2008

The Going Green supplement to The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly

Corporate logos have sprouted leaves.  A cereal box professes to help save endangered species and conserve habitats. Ad campaigns claim that…

Always Do Right, Follow Mark Twain’s still timely advice in 2008

June 15, 2008

The Nonprofit Times

Attorneys often use hypothetical situations because they’re such an effective way of communicating and learning important legal issues and concepts….

Rules for Reporting Fellow Attorneys’ Misconduct

June 6, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

One of the things we learned as children is that it’s better to tell on yourself than to have a…

Waiting and Worrying: How Protected are Confidential Communications?

May 2, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

If you are like us, then your ethical quandaries seem to fall, for the most part, into two categories: conflicts…