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PACER fee increase to take effect April 1

BOSTON — The first PACER fee increase in seven years will take effect on April 1. In September, the U.S. Judicial Conference announced the increase in the access fee for the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system due ...

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Changes in two federal rules expected

Beginning Wednesday, attorneys who practice in federal court will have greater work-product protection for draft reports generated by their expert witnesses under forthcoming changes to civil procedure rules. These lawyers also expect to face changes to information they must include ...

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Defense counsel’s duty to warn about … everything?

WASHINGTON — Last term’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky placed a constitutional duty upon defense attorneys to advise clients if a plea carries a risk of deportation. But now, state and federal courts are applying the ruling’s ...

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