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BB&K Police Bulletin: Taking Custody of Minor from School: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity from Claims of Unlawful Arrest...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more

Churchill Wisdom; On Advice

by Matthew Thompson on

Listen to your Attorney. Listen to those professionals that you hire to tell you what to do!...more

MS Gun Laws

by Matthew Thompson on

Summary of MS Gun Laws, including concealed carry....more

Know Your Rights!

by Matthew Thompson on

Don't ignore legal problems. There are always consequences. Know your rights. Go see an attorney....more

I was just served with a notice to appear at a hearing concerning a restraining order against me, what should I do?

by George Bourguignon on

If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast! Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq. Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008 Email: ...more

Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons?

by Alan Goldberg on

Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons? Find out what California courts have to say....more

Exemption From Criminal Liability Of Family Members For Certain Crimes

by Rey Cartojano on

Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of...more

Johnson & Johnson Newsletter

by Carin Johnson on

This newsletter covers a Juvenile Dependency recent Published Appeal in the State of California in which Carin Johnson argued for the rights of a parent when the child was taken away. This newsletter also covers a traffic...more

Juvenile Dependency (CPS)

by Evelyn Cox on

Juvenile Dependency (Child Protective Services) cases in California are confidential. Family members often do not even know the cases are going on unless the parents or children are able to tell them. This often leads to...more

Safety and Security in a Digital Age

by Melissa Brown on

Safety and Security in a Digital Age summarizes the many ways one's privacy is violated and monitored by others. The article discusses relevant case law and statutes that impact such technology and helps attorneys apprise...more

LIST OF WITNESSES

by Samuel Hasler on

A HotDocs form created for providing a list of witnesses....more

Addressing Anti-Muslim Bias in the Courtroom

Information on prevalence of anti-Muslim bias and strategies to minimize this bias in court presented by two experienced trial consultants. ...more

Identifying the Authoritarian Juror

How to identify authoritarian jurors. What the literature says that can aid you in selecting or de-selecting these jurors based on the facts of your case. ...more

The ethics of racial profiling

Should attorneys decry racial profiling by police officers and yet use it in jury selection? A British philosopher inquires and experienced trial consultants offer their thoughts. ...more

Obstacles to Maintaining Jury Diversity

Obstacles to and benefits of maintaining racial diversity on juries for better decision-making. ...more

Jiovon Anonymous v. City of Rochester

Opinion and OrderNew York

by Michael Burger on

The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department has declared the City of Rochester's youth curfew to be unconstitutional and contrary to New York State law. ...more

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