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Help, Domestic Violence Restraints were Filed Against Me—and I didn’t do it!

The New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act serves an enormously important function to protect abused individuals. However, the protections of the Act can be misused in a divorce or custody litigation to evict someone...more

The Supreme Court - March 2016 #2

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases today - Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 14-1382: Plaintiff corporations, including respondent ConAgra Foods, Inc., brought suit...more

Implied Threat on Facebook Insufficient to Support Stalking Conviction

Last month, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that a Facebook profile may constitute a “threat” within the meaning of the Massachusetts stalking statute. However, a profile that is merely “vaguely ominous or...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: October 31, 2014

by Sands Anderson PC on

Happy Halloween! The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions on Halloween this year. A complete coincidence, but I do hope that nothing in this term’s opinions has scares you! This term resulted in two cases related to...more

Revised Rules for Rock County Circuit Court (Wisconsin)

by Witt Law Offices, LLC on

These are the revised local court rules for Rock County Circuit Court, in Rock County, Wisconsin. ...more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

by Matthew Thompson on

10 bad habits of attorneys...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

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

Hamilton v. Lethem

Petitioner's Application for a Writ of Certiorari

by Robert Thomas on

Although the focus of our blog is land use and related topics, our practice involves more than that -- we also take appeals in other areas of law that present unsettled or untested questions. Here's the latest example, a...more

Hearsay & Custody: Parents Testifying For Their Kids

by Gosteli Law Firm on

Everyone thinks they know what hearsay is. But, few lawyers and judges truly understand the concept, and even fewer understand how it can be admitted as evidence. Hearsay is an out of court statement offered for the...more

Children & Testimony: Why It's Good For Kids to Testify In Court

by Gosteli Law Firm on

Children are often witness to a number of things that happen between adults. Sometimes they are the only witness. This document discussing the issues with children testifying in open court, and why it often helps them,...more

Walter Honeycutt

Motion in Limine

by Walter Honeycutt on

Criminal Law Motion in Limine...more

Divorce In Tennessee - A Start

by Jason Barnette on

A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more

How to use research on religious affiliation at trial

This article reviews the social sciences research on religion and discusses how attorneys can use this information in voir dire and case presentation. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants weigh in and the authors...more

Helping Witnesses Remember More

Basic psychological research shows that you can help your eye witnesses to remember more using a simple strategy: have them close their eyes! Read about how this works and see experienced ASTC-member trial consultants...more

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