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Mo. high court considers whether Zoom testimony is ‘face-to-face’ confrontation (access required)

The Missouri Supreme Court heard a case on Sept. 15 that could determine if a witness’ Zoom testimony violated the defendant’s rights to face-to-face confrontation and cross-examination. Fourteen law professors submitted an amicus brief out of concern for what this ...

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Lehigh Valley construction camp for girls is going national (access required)

A program to encourage young girls to pursue careers in the construction trade that started in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley is going national, and organizers are excited to bring their vision to other communities across the country.

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Appeals court judges: We are not ‘research assistants’ (access required)

Brief writing is an art form. For those attorneys are still elevating their craft, there are some non-negotiable rules: Do your research, fully flesh out your arguments and make sure the appellate court doesn’t have to pull out a crystal ...

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New wedding planner finds pent up demand for her services

A Pennsylvania woman has found success in a new career thanks to a little good timing and help from SCORE Bucks County. Samantha O’Donnell had been working as an interior designer for the past decade, but had long toyed with ...

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Virginia’s top court denies proposed rule on lawyer and client sex (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected changes proposed by the Virginia State Bar to the Rules of Professional Conduct prohibiting a lawyer from having sexual relations with a current client. In a letter dated July 21, the court denied ...

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Challenges to mandatory bars may reach U.S. high court (access required)

A Michigan lawyer has failed in her challenge to the requirement that she join the state bar and pay dues supporting advocacy activities with which she disagreed, the latest challenge to a mandatory state bar and its use of dues ...

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Judge and attorney resolve cursing conflict out of court (access required)

An offended judge and a humiliated lawyer in Missouri appear to have quietly resolved their dispute without resorting to a courtroom or a jail cell. On July 26, St. Louis County Circuit Judge John Borbonus vacated his order of criminal ...

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