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Going to the movies (access required)

Don Cely makes movies for attorneys, but they’re not all that easy to watch. “I usually tell people, when they ask what I do, ‘My job is to either make lawyers cry or throw up’,” he says. Cely produces video settlement documentaries, also known as video settlement brochures, which over the years have morphed from novelties reserved for high-dollar, high-stakes cases into vital pieces of the pre-trial litigation process.

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Caution: Level floor ahead! (access required)

Anyone who has ever tripped while crossing an unobstructed, flat stretch of carpet then looked back accusatorily at the spot where the fall occurred can understand the instincts of Carolyn M. Nicholson, a Department of Social Services employee injured after ...

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Federal court grasps the ‘selfie’ (access required)

While much of the English-speaking world was getting comfortable with – or being made uncomfortable by – its new understanding of the word “twerking” last month thanks to Miley Cyrus, the federal judiciary was welcoming another modern addition to its ...

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Pro bono populi (access required)

A sense of betrayal and wounded Palmetto State pride has fueled the anger expressed by many Charleston School of Law alumni in the wake of the school’s announcement of a business arrangement with the law school network Infilaw. The management services agreement is widely regarded as a precursor to a sale of the school though neither the school nor Infilaw has confirmed plans regarding the long-term ownership of CSOL. But Peter Goplerud, the president of Infilaw Management Services, says students and alumni should know that the ethos of the three law schools in the Infilaw networks is compatible with the culture of CSOL.

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