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The Best Friend of Appellees and Respondents is the Standard of Review

Written by Michael S., OLN Freelance Attorney. While a previous blog post noted that appellants and petitioners, losers in the trial court, must be bold…

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Appellants and Petitioners Must Be Bold

Written by Michael Skotnicki, OLN Freelance Attorney. A bad habit of many lawyers who may be inexperienced in appellate practice is to view an appeal…

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Using Issue Preclusion (Collateral Estoppel) to Establish the Nondischargeability of a State-Court Judgment

Written by Robert B., OLN Freelance Attorney. One situation I frequently encounter in my practice – on both the creditor and debtor side – is…

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Don’t “Fix the Woman,” Instead Promote Based on Performance

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. And so it continues, the gender gap is alive and well in the legal world. Many industries have put men and…

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Waiver: An Important Appellate Tool

Written by Emily A., OLN Freelance Attorney. Appellate courts commonly use waiver to quickly dispatch with issues that appealing parties have not properly preserved. Most…

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Freelancers Can Assist Law Firms in the Discovery Stage

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. We all know that when a case ends up in litigation, deadlines come fast and often. Then add the loads from…

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Legal Writing Series: Who Versus Whom

Because lawyers are known to be wordy, there is a current trend to put the ease in legalese. Even Alan Siegel talks about it in…

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Billing Clients for Outsourced Legal Support – Ethics Series, Part 4

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Law Firms want to know how to appropriately bill their clients when using a contract attorney. The Model Rules of Professional…

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Make Sure to Put “Good Stuff” About the Client in the Appellate Record

Written by Michael S., OLN Freelance Attorney. An important part of appellate brief writing is storytelling, telling your client’s story to the court in a…

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A Lawyer’s Guide to Getting Free CLE Credits

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education can be one of the annoyances, if not hardships, lawyers face every year. We’ve found that attorneys, who have taken a…

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