Category: Municipal Court Law

What Makes A Good Attorney?

I am a sucker for the Olympics.  I love watching people push themselves to be the best in the world at some obscure event that requires an insane amount of skill and talent.  Then there are the guys who make you scratch your head and wonder “What do THEY do?”  The middle guys in the four-man bobsled-what do

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We Took the Pledge For Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

Once upon a time, the legal profession was primarily a “white male” enclave.  Women were few and far between, and minorities of any kind were almost invisible.  Persons with disabilities were invisible.  Over time, membership in the Bar has broadened; we think to the benefit of all.  A limited population leads to a narrow focus and point of view.  We

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Implementing Etiquette into the Courtroom

Mind Blown! As an attorney, I find myself in the courtroom quite often with the opportunity to observe others. Depending on the reasons for their appearance in court, their behaviors and choice of words can effect their appearance. A more obvious observation to the public is a person’s physical appearance. If there is one time

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Surprise! You Have Been Summoned for Jury Duty

Recently, I found myself in quite an unfamiliar place for a trial attorney…inside the Middlesex County Jury Assembly Room, reporting for jury duty. Many are surprised to learn that lawyers are not exempt from jury service. As an attorney, I may not get picked to actually sit on a jury. Would another trial attorney want

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Unbundling Legal Services – Are You All In?

More and more people are curious about “unbundled” legal services. What exactly does that mean? Traditionally, a client hires a lawyer to represent them throughout an entire case, or for a particular transaction. The attorney may appear in court, negotiate with the other attorney, or draft all the paperwork; in short, does anything and everything

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Commas Matter

Commas People. They Matter. Written by Lawrence Kroll, October 2016 Lawyers are frequently portrayed as making things overly complicated. People complain we sit at our desks and worry about making things as complicated as possible. Lawyers are seen as “picky” and too concerned over how things are written. One of the reasons why we are

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What You Don’t Know About: Expunging Your Records

EXPUNGEMENT Written by Lawrence Kroll, April 2016 Ten years is a long time. However, ten years was the mandatory waiting period a convicted felon in New Jersey had to wait before they could ask the court to expunge their record. Expungement is a process that allows certain convicted criminals to submit a request to the

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