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A client that is seeking to flee the jurisdiction must be advised of the consequences of flight — including being tried, convicted and sentenced in absentia and losing all appellate rights under the fugitive disentitlement doctrine.  See In re Ivker, BD-2004-034 (Mass. 2004): “While helping a client concoct perjurious testimony is a direct fraud on […]

Hacktivist’s Advocate: Meet the Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous  LUKE ALLNUTT OCT 3, 2012 http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/hacktivists-advocate-meet-the-lawyer-who-defends-anonymous/263202/ As a lawyer not particularly immersed in the technology world, Jay Leiderman first became interested in the hacker collective Anonymous around December 2010. That was when Anonymous activists launched distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against Mastercard and PayPal, who stopped […]

Why We Can Stop Missiles But Not Hackers Hackers present both the public and private sector with some very unique challenges. Unlike traditional threats, which are often presented in very black and white terms, hackers are notoriously adaptable to new security measures and tend to discover vulnerabilities as fast as developers can fix them. Their […]

People Playing Pokemon Go in their cars and California Law on Texting In California, it seems that the locals have had enough and now California Legislators are now trying to extend the law on texting while driving to playing Pokemon GO and any other such game in the future. The California Assembly have reportedly (according […]

Medical Marijuana Issues that Have Arisen in Ohio as a Result of their New Program When Ohio Governor John Kasich last month effectively legalized medical marijuana in Ohio with his signature, the state became the 25th in the United States to legalize an extensive medical cannabis program, according to a count by the National Conference […]