The bench, the bar and the lunch table
In Champaign County, where author Evan Bruno practices criminal law, Bunny’s Tavern in Urbana is every Wednesday’s lunch spot. Any lawyer or judge, regardless of practice area or experience, is welcome. Every legal community needs such a lunch table.
Blurbs on briefs
After 29 years on the appellate court, Judge Richard Goldenhersh has accumulated some practical experience with briefs. He shares his observations here.
Broadening our horizons
While the legal systems of other countries may differ, the way people react to the legal system and lawyers is often similar to our own. By considering how our peers from around the world have dealt with some common issues we may learn something about ourselves.
Busted: The myth of the digital native
Judge Walker's second summer extern, Samantha Swartz, says while it's assumed that millennials are naturally gifted when it comes to technology, it's better to say that they're ready and willing to adapt to tech challenges.
Can justice be served online?
The author shares her recent experience with online dispute resolution, and ponders the effects of this growing form of conflict resolution on the legal system and even our understanding of fairness and democracy.
Our democracy is complex and challenged regularly by controversies, complications. We should not allow the natural tendency to grab a headline or obtain a click, a retweet or retort, to undermine the need for thoughtful and respectful problem-solving.
A commitment to truth
Author Michael Hyman suggests that the recent assault on the concept of truth is also an assault on our legal system.
A message from the editor, retired Administrative Law Judge Edward Schoenbaum.
A message from Newsletter co-editor Ed Schoenbaum.
An introduction to the issue from Editor Ed Schoenbaum.