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PDS Launches Criminal Law Blog

Jamison Koehler Appellate Practice, Criminal Law Bloggers, D.C. Superior Court, Opinions/Cases

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 defenders sharing responsibility for the writing, the blog will certainly have some heavy hitters behind it.  The most recent entry covers Vines …

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

Jamison Koehler Criminal Law Bloggers

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 votes in each category: Business of Law: Divorce Discourse Careers/Law Schools: Inside the Law School Scam Corporate: California Corporate & Securities Law …

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Why Prosecutors Love Social Media

Jamison Koehler Social Media and Technology

This, from Prosecutor’s Discretion, says it much more persuasively than I ever could: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace (anyone use that anymore?), google+.  I’m on record by saying I love them all. People need to brag about their crimes and what better way than in writing on Facebook. They love to threaten witnesses. They connect with a group of friends, which makes it easier to show …

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Met and Unmet Client Expectations

Jamison Koehler Law Practice

Over at Tempe Criminal Defense, Matt Brown has been talking about expectations – client expectations and his own.  “The angry client rant is tough,” Brown says. And the problem, he says, starts with expectations. Clients expect the system to treat them fairly.  They blame their lawyers when it doesn’t: I would like to think that my threshold for having people …

Joseph Rakofsky’s Former Client Sentenced to 10 Years

Jamison Koehler Current Events, D.C. Superior Court, Professional Responsibility/Ethics

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 the Internet in connection with the Joseph Rakofsky fiasco. Rakofsky was the lawyer, a few years out of law school, who took …

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

Jamison Koehler Criminal Law Bloggers

  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 “Criminal Justice” category.  As I am a big fan of the other blogs that were included in this category (many of which …