Major Changes Coming to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Learn about the sweeping set of changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is scheduled to become effective later this year that could dramatically change current discovery, procedural, and trial practices.

Professional Devil’s Advocates

In a number of district courts, tucked away in back offices of chambers across the United States, sit experienced, highly skilled attorneys serving as the most trusted legal adviser to the judge and devoting their entire careers, or at least a significant part thereof, in such a capacity. Who are these experienced attorneys dutifully serving district judges and magistrate judges in the U.S. District Courts?

U.S. Attorney

This article traces the history of the U.S. attorney, describes a U.S. attorney’s responsibilities and caseload, summarizes the role of assistant U.S. attorneys (AUSAs), and includes reflections from former and current U.S. attorneys.

A Federal Public Defender's Perspective

There is a maxim attributed to many sources that a society is best judged by how it treats the least of its citizens. Perhaps if the federal defender program had a motto, that would be it.

Providing SOLACE to the Legal Community

SOLACE is an acronym for Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel—All Concern Encouraged. The sole purpose of the SOLACE program is to allow the legal community to reach out in meaningful and compassionate ways to judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries, and their families who experience deaths or other catastrophic illnesses, sickness, or injury.

Saving Our Profession: What Is Required of Us?

October 20, 2014 Presentation to the Middle District of North Carolina Chapter

Ensuring Admissibility of Mobile Evidence in Court

Admissibility of mobile device evidence can be tricky to ensure. Mobile forensics is unlike traditional computer forensics in many ways, and it can be difficult to explain the differences to judges, attorneys, and members of a jury.


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