Columns

The Firm: Representing unpopular clients

November 25, 2022

By Charles Burnham and Harvey E. Silverglate BridgeTower Media Newswires As attorneys involved in representing people accused of committing crimes, naturally we are both acutely aware of several provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The Fifth Amendment provides ...

Local Voice: Latest U.N. report offers little hope for the environment

November 25, 2022

By Berl Falbaum I’ll admit that I feel guilty writing this column given that all of us are already on overload with bad news:  Inflation, COVID, the projection for a major flu season, the Ukraine and the possibility of nuclear war, the scary ...

Legal View: Not your parents' prenup - How the contract for betrothed couples has changed over time

November 25, 2022

By Chloe Murdock BridgeTower Media Newswires Clients are bringing fewer assets and more hopes of avoiding a messy divorce to their prenuptial negotiations. Cary Mogerman is president of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and a principal ...

Diversity, inclusion and the journeys of a disabled attorney

November 25, 2022

By Gary C. Norman BridgeTower Media Newswires Disability would be more integrated into society if it were recognized as a major factor of the social fabric alongside all the other attributes and characteristics that make up a diverse society. Disability is ...

MY TURN: Longtime neighbor put on his best face for the town to see

November 25, 2022

By Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Founding father Benjamin Franklin offered an interesting view on being neighborly, exhorting his fellow rebels to “Love thy neighbor – but don’t pull down your hedge.” A fence or a hedge would ...

COMMENTARY: Lawyer-client privilege comes at very high cost

November 25, 2022

By Berl Falbaum Is there anyone-anyone-out there who would accept and endorse the following: A policy that lets innocent people rot in prison for decades or even be executed when lawyers representing the guilty parties refuse to speak out because they don't ...