Devon_Gluck

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered…To Jail

What should you expect when you’re arrested? Well, it’s guaranteed to involve a very uncomfortable ride in the back of a police car, and fastened to your wrists will be a pair of shiny silver handcuffs that consistently pinch your skin. Once you reach your destination, you will face detention; this is a time when police officers can hold you until a conclusion can be made on whether you are a suspect or if you had no involvement in their case. This is also a time when you have the right to ask if you are free to go or…

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KimLeung

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New Report: When police deny detainees the right to counsel, taxpayers cover costs

A recent report published in the UC Irvine Law Review investigates the cost to taxpayers when law enforcement denies or delays arrestees their right to an attorney. The report, which focuses on Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, estimates that Cook County could save between $12.7 and $49.9 million annually if people have legal representation within the first 24 hours of their arrest. The report comes as Illinois is experiencing a massive and growing budget deficit. The first 24 to 48 hours after an arrest is critical, according to Eliza Solowiej, the report’s co-author and Executive Director of First Defense Legal…

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Susan Smith Blakely

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Networking Tips for Young Women Lawyers

Summertime brings more than just beach time and fancy drinks with little paper umbrellas by the pool.  That's for relaxation.  Good for you.  You deserve it. But most of you also have jobs to do in the summer, and that usually includes a fair amount of networking opportunities.  Here are some tips from Diane@EffectiveNetworking.com to help you to become a proficient networker.  It may not start off as your favorite thing to do, but it will get easier over time if you follow this advice.  Some of it is pretty fundamental, but it is all part of a larger package. …

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Ashley Mitchell

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This Bridge, This Back, This Baggage: Pleading Humanity Part II

This blog post is Part II in a series that attempts to explain why factoring in an argument about humanity in the practice of law is important? No, better yet, this post attempts to explain why considering arguments for the sake of humanity matters. It may go without saying that my response is certainly not a conclusive one. In fact, I encourage engagement in the “comments” section on this premise, as well as feel free to express similar anecdotes and thoughts about your own experiences. In her March blog post, fellow-Writer in Residence Valerie L'Herrou, had this to say: “We…

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LarryHarrison

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False confessions and true stories

About the author: Larry Harrison is a forensic pathologist by training and humanist at heart. He is one of the co-founders of itsGOV.com - the complete forensic science and crime scene investigation resource. “I don’t know what made me do it, but it’s done. Dead and done.” For the prosecution, a confession is nothing short of a royal flush. There’s nothing that can beat it. Evidence or no evidence, if the suspect confesses it’s over right there on the spot. Big surprise, right? Of course, anyone can tell you that, but what about those seldom instances where there’s a false confession. Yes,…

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2010 Ms. JD International Scholars

Ms. JD is pleased to announce the 2010-11 Ms. JD International Scholars: Joaninne Nanyange and Monica Athieno.   Joaninne and Monica are two young women in Uganda who dream of becoming lawyers.   Joaninne Nanyange wants to become a human rights activist for women and children after she earns her law degree from Makerere University.   Monica Athieno wants to be a judge who ensures that suspects are treated fairly and that rule of law prevails in her country.     A Ms. JD Global Education Fund grant was awarded to Makerere University's Gender Mainstreaming Division, which runs a program to provide need-based scholarships for women to attend the University. …

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alisamartin46

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What Crime Scene Investigation Really Looks Like

Hollywood has popularized the forensic psychologist to a strangely iconic degree. Always sensational, and often glamorous, television’s portrayal of crime scene investigation has a heady amount of fiction with a light sprinkling of reality. An important intersection of science, problem solving and the justice system, crime scene investigation is vastly different for the forensic scientists who aren’t acting on TV.When a crime has been committed, the area must be secured and the scene—and any evidence that is found there—has to be processed. From the work of the medical examiner to the labs of skilled technicians through the minds of forensic…

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Anonymous

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Walk a Mile in My Heels, by Anonymous Woman Attorney

Today is Equal Pay Day.  That is the date the salaries of women catch up with the salaries their male counterparts earned in 2012. There is much public discussion about why it is that women do not succeed at the same levels as men and about the dissatisfaction many young women have with their careers.  The reasons for these situations might just stem from the fundamentally different experience that women and men have on the job. With respect to the legal profession, it is difficult for many male attorneys to understand the work environment of most female attorneys. Imagine, though,…

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riazmaeda

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The Healthy Lawyer: Sugar - Your Best Frienemy

Sugar: the ultimate frienemy. On the one hand, it’s your best friend –it’s comforting, it’s there when you need it, it makes you feel good, and it boosts your mood.  Like a true frienemy though, does it actually have ulterior motives? Perhaps it’s really doing you more harm than good, especially in the long run. Maybe it’s sugar that’s contributing to that extra weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and even (gasp!)…wrinkles.It is not hard to understand why humans love sugar. It boosts energy levels, albeit in the short term. Of course, it’s delicious and makes everything taste better. What would your…

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