Study Shows Juror Perceptions of Courtroom Attorneys Affect Verdicts

Study Shows Juror Perceptions of Courtroom Attorneys Affect Verdicts

Do jurors’ perceptions of attorneys and their performance in a courtroom affect verdict outcomes? Yes, according to four scholars who set out to answer that question in their study, “The Influence of Jurors’ Perceptions of Attorneys and Their Performance on Verdict,” published Jan. 2011. Researchers Steve M. Wood, Lorie L. Sicafuse, Monica K. Miller and […]

The Legal Sector Shakes Hand With The Digital Age Jaliz Maldonado

The Legal Sector Shakes Hand With The Digital Age

  The digital age is an exciting time for most of us. Some of us, of course, is a little nervous at the disruptions that new technologies will bring. There comes a time in every 21st-century lawyer’s life, however, when she or he needs to hop on the Hyperloop to the future. Quantum Computing First, […]

Immigration Plan Holds Multiple Legal Implications

Immigration Plan Holds Multiple Legal Implications

A(nother) New Immigration Plan Late this March, the Trump administration announced a proposed immigration plan to substantially increase the vetting of the social media accounts of individuals applying for immigrant and non-immigrant visas to come into the United States. The plan consisted of requirements for the vast majority of applicants to submit five years’ worth […]

Lawyer's Guide to Understanding The Legal Risks of ICOs

Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding The Legal Risks of ICOs

Where there are profits to be won, lost or stolen, then governments and their rules, regulations, and laws surely follow. So it is with cryptocurrency and ICOs. The first bitcoin appeared on the cyber-scene in 2009 when the anonymous person or group called Satoshi Nakamoto created the first Bitcoin block. Since then, the exchange of […]

8 African American Attorneys Who Shaped Our Nation

8 African American Attorneys Who Shaped Our Nation

Since the founding of our nation more than 240 years ago, African Americans have experienced, bore witness to, suffered, and ultimately confronted the systemic racial discrimination present in virtually all aspects of everyday life. Although one would hope the legal profession, based on fundamental ideas of equality and due process, would be mostly immune from such […]