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Guidance. Resources. Perspectives. Find them each month in The Champion.
What are some things defense counsel can do to deliver a solid and convincing summation in a DUI trial?
Does a client have a right to have copies of the evidence? What are some suggestions for creating a record to challenge exclusive custody rules and to protect the client’s rights?
Technology makes lawyers more efficient, but lawyers must remember to consider the ethics rules when implementing systems and office procedures to manage client information and data protection.
What are the common pitfalls in drug death investigations? What guidelines should medical examiners and coroners follow when conducting a drug death investigation?
In this issue of The Champion, learn how to challenge facial recognition software and how to defend device decryption cases.
What are the best practice guidelines to assist attorneys in choosing and working with interpreters? Find out in this issue of The Champion.
Trade secret theft is a hot button issue for the government. Defense lawyers must be ready when prosecutors unveil well-investigated cases that delve into highly technical materials.
Defense attorneys must use creative strategies to seek suppression of tainted identification evidence and to force courts to consider current research into eyewitness fallibility.
Which ethics rules should an attorney consider before sharing a client’s story on social media websites?
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