Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed the nation’s 2,300 federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges in all but exceptional cases. Rescinding a 2013 policy that sought to avoid mandatory minimums for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, Sessions wrote it ...Read More »
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. “During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether I should recuse myself from any matters arising from ...
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In 1999, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 99-413, which permitted lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. In that opinion, the ABA Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility concluded: “Lawyers have a reasonable expectation of privacy in ...Read More »
With the passage of Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) in 2015, the Credit for Increasing Research Activities was finally been made permanent. Not only did PATH make the credit permanent, it also included provisions which allow the credit to ...Read More »
On April 12, Mark Whitford, partner at Barclay Damon, accrued a couple hours of pro bono credit while helping four low-income unrepresented litigants and collaborating with two UB law students at the Federal Pro Se Assistance Program (PSAP). In the ...Read More »
On Dec. 13, former President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, which incorporated the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and empowered competent disabled individuals under the age of 65 to establish their own self-settled supplemental needs trusts ...Read More »
Now that social media is simply part of our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that it’s also appearing in legal cases. Lawyers routinely seek to access social media data during the discovery phase of trial, mine social media for evidence ...Read More »