Volume 2, Number 4

November 2017: NAGTRI Journal

An Alternative to Prosecution: Victim Offender Mediation

Jee Young Kim, Deputy Chief, International Cooperation Center, Supreme Prosecutors' Office, South Korea and Rasmus H. Wandall, General Counsel, International Association of Prosecutors
The Korean Mediation Model for handling non-violent criminal matters is being used as an example of how countries around the world can expedite cases and reduce the burden on the judicial system.

The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence: What Does it Mean for You?

Hedda Litwin, NAAG Cyberspace Law Chief Counsel and NAGTRI Program Counsel
In this issue, the Ethics Corner addresses the recently-amended ABA Model Rule 1.1 and what it now means to provide competent representation, "including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology."

Who Argues for the States in the U.S. Supreme Court?

Dan Schweitzer, Director and Chief Counsel, NAAG Supreme Court Advocacy
State AG offices are the second most frequent oral advocate in the U.S. Supreme Court. Who makes the states' arguments? Dan Schweitzer reviewed the most recent three-and-a-half Supreme Court Terms and three Terms a decade ago to find an answer and to see how state practice before the Court has evolved.

Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust and Powers and Duties Chief Counsel
This article reports on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.

State Sovereign Immunity

Miles McCann, Former NAGTRI Visiting Fellow
Under the doctrine of "state sovereign immunity," a state cannot be sued in federal and state court without its consent, except in limited circumstances. This article walks through Supreme Court jurisprudence on sovereign immunity and explains the different regimes that states have adopted.

Collaboration, Cooperation, Commitment: Working Together to End Human Trafficking

Judy McKee, NAGTRI Deputy Director
An Illinois case study illustrates the benefits that accrue when federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors work together to rescue victims, investigate trafficking, and prosecute offenders.

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