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Labor and Employment Law

By Whitney Pile Cooney ’08 One of the first questions I’m often asked when I say I practice Labor and Employment law is, “What’s the difference between labor law and employment law?”  This is a great question and is often confusing for those outside our practice area.  “Labor law” generally refers to the law pertaining  Continue Reading »

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

by Susan Glass ’98 Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors are a rare and unique breed—mostly because there is only one of us in most states.  This program started out several years ago in states like Iowa and Florida where it was decided that prosecutors needed some help in impaired driving cases.  In most prosecutors’ offices, the  Continue Reading »

American Tax Relief Act of 2012 Moves Estate Planning Focus Where It Should Be

By Jason Salinardi Congress avoided the so-called fiscal cliff by passing- at the 11th hour- the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the 2012 Tax Act), signed into law by the President on January 2, 2013.  The 2012 Tax Act makes several important revisions to the tax code that will affect estate planning for the  Continue Reading »

Prosecution

by Kate Busch ’07 Many people tend to equate prosecution with Jack McCoy from Law and Order – exciting cases with the “smoking gun” evidence to stun the jury.  In reality, prosecution can be quite exciting, but we rarely have the type of evidence seen on the various Law and Order and CSI television shows.   Continue Reading »

Trial Attorney

By Monty Platz ’03, Assistant Attorney General The trial attorney is a mix of artist, teacher, actor, and lawyer.  A trial must be creatively assembled to best communicate and educate others on one’s message, and such must be channeled by the presence, charisma, and logic of its advocate – the trial attorney.  Jurors (and judges)  Continue Reading »

Transactional Real Estate Law

By Troy A. Rule, Associate Professor of Law Almost every successful company needs physical space in which to operate.  Consequently, businesses of all kinds are routinely engaged in buying, selling, developing, or leasing real property.  Whether the space involved is a small warehouse or a towering office building, such transactions typically require the involvement of  Continue Reading »

US Department of Justice

Students interested in working for the federal government often think first about the US Department of Justice.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the department has field offices in every state and maintains offices in over 100 countries worldwide.  It is the world’s largest legal employer with more than 10,000 attorneys working in the states. Attorneys with the  Continue Reading »