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Fitbit data, other digital evidence used by prosecution in murder case

May 25, 2017

Nicole Black In mid-2015 I wrote about an emerging trend where data from wearable mobile devices was being used in the courtroom (nydailyrecord.com/2015/08/14/legal-loop-wearable-tech-data-as-evidence-in-the-courtroom/). In that column I discussed two cases ...

This news war made international waves

May 25, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Small town and big city newspaper skirmishes are nothing new to the media landscape in America. The pitched battles for print supremacy have been fought in cities across the country over the past century, long before ...

14th Amendment remade Constitution, defined citizenship

May 25, 2017

Kevin Ryan BridgeTower Media Newswires For Law Day on May 1, we celebrated the Fourteenth Amendment, which has become the heart of the constitutional system within which we live and practice our profession. Our constitution (lower case because I’m talking ...

Why facilitative mediation produces better ADR results

May 25, 2017

Edmund Sikorski Jr.   The facilitative mediation has been described as: A process where “the mediator neither offers an opinion on the value of the case, nor recommends how it should be settled. Rather, the facilitative mediator assists the parties ...

Ethics committee on lawyers accepting credit card payments

May 25, 2017

By Nicole Black The Internet and cloud computing have drastically altered the legal landscape, including the expectations of legal consumers. Because of rapid advancements in technology and 24/7 access to information, the needs of legal clients are necessarily ...

Consensus decision-making - A new way of making public policy choices

May 25, 2017

Phillip Schaedler Many people are familiar with the concept of interest based negotiation which is widely used in public school, postal service and manufacturing negotiations. Consensus decision making, which is particularly powerful in the public policy and ...