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Brittany Kauffman
This week, former New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, was presented with the first-ever Mary C. McQueen Award for Excellence and Leadership in Justice System Improvement as part of the annual joint conference of the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators. Throughout his career,...
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Jennifer C. Alldredge
As a pro se (or self-represented) litigant, imagine being faced with an overwhelming system of protocol, etiquette, deadlines, rules, and legalese. You are expected to navigate this foreign world to keep everything you care about from breaking as it spins to the ground. This system is one that takes attorneys years to...
Alli Gerkman
Thirteen years ago this week, I took the bar exam in Colorado. Later, sitting in my new office in my new law firm with my new computer and my new-to-me view of Denver, I distinctly remember swiveling in my office chair, thinking, “What exactly is it that I do here and how will I know if I’m doing it well?” I had been...
Mark Staines
In Maryland, the creation of special family divisions in the state’s five largest jurisdictions has transformed the way courts handle family law cases. A recent article in the National Center for State Courts’ 2016 Trends in State Courts explains how the creation of these special family divisions can provide a model...
Mark Staines
Last summer, the Washington State Bar Association held its first round of exams in a new Limited License Legal Technician program (LLLT) aimed at bridging the access to justice gap by allowing non-lawyers to provide legal advice and assistance in limited areas, like domestic relations/family law. Now, a recent article...
Mark Staines
As the legal profession and technology (and society at large) continue to evolve, many legal educators are working on creative ways to adapt their teaching methods and ensure that today’s students have the skills they need to meet the challenges of tomorrow. In a recent article, “ Where the ‘Puck’ is Going–and What...
Brittany Kauffman
The National Center for State Courts’ 2016 Trends in State Courts includes an article focused on the impact that high-volume cases, such as consumer debt collection, landlord/tenant, and small claims, have on the overall civil caseload. Authored by Paula Hannaford-Agor, NCSC’s Director of the Center for Jury Studies,...

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