Columns

Can virtual courts provide justice?

January 20, 2021

Brian J. Carney BridgeTower Media Newswires I once tried a case during which a paperclip fell from counsel table and landed on an electrical power outlet, blowing out the electricity. When restarting his closing argument, defense counsel claimed he knew ...

Election turnout offers a glimmer of hope

January 20, 2021

Tom Kirvan Legal News However you viewed the presidential contest that seemingly has no end, there is one particularly interesting feature to this year’s polling: the 2020 electorate reportedly was the most ethnically and racially diverse in U.S. history. ...

After a lull, recruiting is poised to rev up again

January 20, 2021

Bill Cresenzo Bridgetower media newswires Instead of welcoming Amy Wooten with coffee and pastries and showing her to her new office on her first day as a litigator at Ward and Smith’s Raleigh office in April, her new colleagues watched from a distance ...

Black jurors matter

January 20, 2021

Galina Davidoff Bridgetower media newswires “There is nothing I can do. It is only one juror,” the judge said. He sounded sad as he dismissed the defense’s Batson challenge. It seemed that, along with the defense team, he was hoping that ...

Election winners, losers should help bring our nation together

January 20, 2021

Hon. Michael Warren I lost my first two elections. First, I lost (ironically) to my now friend and tremendous Patriot Week supporter United States Senator Gary Peters. Second, I lost (also ironically) to other now friends in a bid to keep my seat on the ...

Preserving and guarding the principles of the Constitution

January 20, 2021

W. West Allen National president, Federal Bar Association The U.S. Constitution is the written embodiment of hope and freedom to the world. It was established to protect all people by just and hallowed principles. The preservation of these principles requires ...