Tag Archives: lawyer

Robes and Ribbons: “Occupy” Responsibility

On Wednesday, November 30, hundreds of lawyers and law students alike will be gathering outside of courthouses across British Columbia. No, this will not just be another day at the office in front of judge and jury. This time, a group…

Do Lawyers Need More Transparent Regulation?

Post by Randall Ryder The Governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, has indicated that he is in process of removing a District Attorney who is currently under fire for sending inappropriate text messages. As the Governor notes, however, the alleged misconduct had…

District Attorney Sends Suggestive Text Messages to Domestic Violence Victim

A Wisconsin District Attorney, Kenneth Krtaz, is under fire for a series of text messages he sent to a domestic violence victim while attempting to prosecute her alleged attacker. Kratz started the texts by sending a message to the victim…

Do Lawyers Have a Negative Image Problem?

Post by Randall Ryder The number of serial-crime dramas on TV seems to be consistently increasing, yet the number of shows about attorneys appears to be decreasing. Although the Supreme Court and other high-profile cases seem to keep lawyers in the…

Public Defender Office Stops Taking New Cases

A public defender’s office in Missouri has closed its doors to all new cases in an effort to reduce lawyer’s workloads. The Director of the office said that the defenders in the Springfield, Missouri office simply cannot handle any more…

More Individuals Representing Themselves in Court

A recent survey of trial court judges around the country has indicated that more and more individuals are choosing to represent themselves (known as "pro se") in court. Specifically, the survey found that individuals are choosing to self-represent in foreclosures,…

Is Online Activity Likely to Lead to Lawyer Misbehavior?

 Post by Randall Ryder More and more lawyers are getting in trouble for things they have done online. Are lawyers asking for sanctions by posting comments online? A recent article points out a number of situations where lawyers have been negatively…