PDS Launches Criminal Law Blog

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The Public Defender Service (PDS) has just begun a blog — the PDS Criminal Law Blog — that reviews recent D.C. Court of Appeals opinions.  With Samia Fam, Nancy Glass, Jackie Frankfurt, and a handful of other public… Read More

The ABA Journal’s Most-Voted-For Criminal Justice Blog for 2012

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This blog again received the most popular votes in the criminal justice category of the ABA Blawg 100. Thank you very much to everyone who nominated and/or voted for it. Here are the blogs that received the most… Read More

Joseph Rakofsky’s Former Client Sentenced to 10 Years

After pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, Dontrell Deaner has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised probation. Remember Dontrell Deaner? Just over a year ago, his name was all over… Read More

Blawg Review #316: Where Are They Now?

In the Blawg Review I hosted last year, “Images from the Criminal Law Blawgosphere,” I took a look at the photographs bloggers use on their sites. I was intrigued, for example, by how bloggers portray themselves to their… Read More

On Starting a Law Blog: 10 Handy-Dandy Tips from a B-List Criminal Defense Blogger

  A while back, a criminal defense lawyer who was starting his own practice in D.C. called to ask me for advice on starting a blog. Great, I thought. Finally someone who wants to hear what I have… Read More

The ABA Journal’s Most-Voted-For Criminal Justice Blog for 2011

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  Thank you very much to everyone who voted in the 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100.  Included among the list of top 100 blogs overall, the Koehler Law Blog received the highest number of popular votes in the… Read More

The 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100

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Last year I wrote about the ABA’s annual list of the top 100 legal blogs – the ABA Journal Blawg 100 – asking readers to vote for their (and my) favorite blogs for 2010. I repeat that request… Read More

On Building a Support Network as a Solo Practitioner

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One of the things I liked best about the Philadelphia public defender’s office – in addition to the camaraderie and sense of shared mission — was the support you got from other lawyers.  If you had a legal… Read More

Rakofsky v. The Washington Post: Being on the Other End of the Attorney-Client Relationship

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Over at My Shingle, Carolyn Elefant muses about finding herself on the other end of the attorney-client relationship; in this case, as one of over 80 defendants in what started out as Rakofsky v. The Washington Post, what… Read More

Blawg Review #296: Images From The Criminal Law Blawgosphere

A professional photographer and artist once told me the story about trying to photograph his mother. He had hoped for a candid shot, and was initially resistant when she insisted on fixing her hair and putting on makeup… Read More