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COMMENTARY: Can technology help predict crime and flight risk?--More courts use actuarial tools to assess risks offenders pose to society

August 16, 2018

By Kahryn Riley Law school professors teach that the legal system relies on judicial neutrality and binding precedent to ensure that cases get resolved objectively and consistently. But, they regularly caution, the reality is that sometimes an ...

COMMENTARY: Expand, don't restrict, voters' access to the polls

August 16, 2018

By Lee H. Hamilton There are times when I'm convinced the progress of this country can be measured through our ballot laws. Think about it. Over the course of our history, we've expanded the franchise from the sole preserve of white male property owners ...

Innovation demystified

August 16, 2018

By Susan Letterman White I recently read that one-third of lawyers in firms of at least 50 attorneys were pessimistic about adapting to the challenges and changes facing them. Lawyers face problems generating sufficient revenue and operating efficiently, and ...

Fourth Amendment ­ramifications of Facebook 'searches' by police

August 16, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires I’ve written extensively in the past about the ethical obligations of lawyers who seek to obtain evidence using social media. The specific issues addressed in that context are irrelevant for the purposes of this ...

Your clients' use of emoji matters

August 16, 2018

By Traci Gentilozzi Emoji are all around us. You’ve seen them – those tiny (sometimes strange) pictures that people insert in their texts, emails and social media posts. People tend to use these images to reflect their emotions or feelings at ...

Divorce and the modern family

August 16, 2018

Antoinette Raheem Law & Mediation Offices of Antoinette Raheem, PC Divorce is never a one size fits all process. However, when the parties to a domestic matter are culturally or otherwise diverse, lawyers should take even more care to address the unique ...