The race gap in juvenile justice

While the total number of young people being sentenced to jail has been declining for the past couple of decades, the gap between black and white youths being jailed has been climbing. Black juveniles are much more likely to be … Continue reading

Podcast: The controversy surrounding bail reform

As part of criminal justice reform, some states, notably California, are making changes to the cash bail system. California’s SB10 eliminates cash bail, replacing it by doing “risk assessments” of defendants. In this edition of Lawyer 2 Lawyer on the … Continue reading

NTL President Mark Lanier earns Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year award

Mark Lanier

National Trial Lawyers President Mark Lanier, founding partner of The Lanier Law Firm, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year by the editors and reporters of ALM and The National Law Journal. The prestigious award will be … Continue reading

NTL member James Kimball secures $1.625M settlement for accident victim

James Kimball

National Trial Lawyers member James Kimball of Seigel Law, LLC in Ridgewood, NJ has secured a $1,625,000 settlement for a client injured in a t-bone vehicle collision in 2014. At noon on November 10, 2014, Lorna Phillips was driving a Chevrolet … Continue reading

Video: Using sentencing mitigation videos in criminal court

Using “day-in-the-life” videos is nothing new for civil plaintiff attorneys. These powerful tools can make a difference in negotiations. But now criminal defense attorneys are using sentencing mitigation videos in courtrooms to help their clients receive reduced sentencing in prison. … Continue reading

NTL member Lyndsay Markley investigating alleged sexual abuse by Catholic priest

Chicago attorney Lindsay A. Markley

National Trial Lawyers member Lyndsay Markley says she’s investigating cases of alleged sexual abuse by now deceased Catholic Priest, Monsignor Thomas Mohan Of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Diocese of Los Angeles, and Diocese of Orange County, California. The alleged victims, some … Continue reading

Judge Rules Cullman County, Alabama’s Bail System Illegally Discriminates Against the Poor

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Today, people who were jailed simply because they could not afford bail in Cullman County, Alabama, won a significant victory when a federal court judge ruled that the practice of jailing those who cannot pay is … Continue reading

NTL member Tommy Malone honored with scholarship

Thomas Malone

National Trial Lawyers member Tommy Malone, who is battling stomach cancer, is being honored by his peers who are funding a scholarship at Mercer University Law School in his name. That’s where Malone earned his J.D. in 1966. Malone went … Continue reading

Impeachment of 4 WVA justices begins this week

Impeachment proceedings against four West Virginia Supreme Court Justices begin this week with initial appearances before the state Senate scheduled for Tuesday. According to Talking Points Memo, a pre-trial conference will be held Tuesday before the Senate, which will act … Continue reading

State Farm settles class action for $250M

State Farm has settled a class action for $250 million claiming it created a RICO enterprise to funnel campaign money to an Illinois Supreme Court justice who later voted to overturn a $1 billion verdict against the insurance company, according … Continue reading