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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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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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Five Signs You Need Assistance With Appellate Brief Writing

Written by Michael Skotnicki, OLN Freelance Attorney. Writing appellate briefs isn’t easy because you have to encapsulate your entire case within a relatively small number…

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The Duty to Clear Conflicts – Ethics Series, Part 3

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Overflow Legal Network has found that one of the first concerns that arise when law firms engage OLN freelance attorneys is…

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The Shifting Legal Market

Written by Desiree Nordstrom I recently read an article in the ABA Journal and was astounded to read these words in an article header: “The agile…

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Supervising a Freelance Attorney – Ethics Series, Part 2

Written by Desiree Nordstrom. Law firms must consider the ethical ramifications that are actuated when they contract with a freelance attorney. The American Bar Association’s…

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