Ethics in Negotiations

This course will begin by exploring the ethical obligations lawyers have when representing an organization or agency and conclude with determining how to assess whether a threat in a negotiation is permissible under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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NAGTRI Announces Formation of Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development, Names Founding Director

Washington, D.C. — The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), has established the Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development (CLAFD). The new Center will consolidate NAGTRI’s long-standing efforts to provide innovative, legal skills training to members of the attorney general community in areas…

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Jury Selection and Bull: Tips from the TV Program and Observations from a Practitioner

Can the new CBS television program Dr. Bull provide jury selection tips for AG prosecutors? An experienced and successful trial attorney with over 40 years' experience and 300 trials under his belt reviews the key principles from the program and offers his own suggestions for a revealing, informative, and persuasive voir dire.

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Status Update on Authenticating Social Media Evidence: The Three Primary Approaches Applied Nationally

This article presents a detailed overview of the current and conflicting state of the law regarding authentication standards for admitting social networking records.

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Consumer Testimony: How to Prepare and Present Effectively and Ethically at Trial

A senior deputy attorney general from the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office highlights the importance of striking a balance ethically and effectively in what can be the most powerful piece of evidence in certain cases.

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Teaching the Logistics of Legislative Drafting in Ethiopia: Part II

Jeromy Pankratz, Assistant Attorney General, South Dakota Attorney General’s Office It was with no small amount of astonishment that I listened to the class discuss with much solemnity their proposed legislation to prevent children of the kingdom from entering the forest while under threat of dragon attack. Wait. It may make more sense to start…

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