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March 2015

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The Federal Judiciary Turns 225 in Style
A brief recap of the recent celebration of the 225th anniversary of the first session of any court established under the Constitution. Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska, a Federal Litigation Section board member, presided at a special session of the court.
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.