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Apr 27th, 2020

Blast from the Past: Retreat 2018

Check out these fantastic memories from the 2018 BLS Labor Day Retreat. From yoga class to casino night, the BLS members “Charted a Course for Treasure Island,” where they found Health, Wealth & Wisdom.   What's your favorite memory from Retreat 2018? Email us at Read More
Mar 27th, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts for Telephonic Hearings

In current circumstances, we have all had to adjust to handling hearings almost exclusively by telephone.  We have heard from some of our judges about the difficulties associated with telephone hearings.  The current strain on phone lines/internet and the number of attorneys on the phone on every case have made court hearings quite challenging for both the bench and the attorneys, especially when everyone has to struggle to hear or understand the person speaking.   Read More
Mar 11th, 2020

Did the Supreme Court really ban Nunc Pro Tunc Orders?

By: Dana L. Robbins, Burr & Forman, LLP The U.S. Supreme Court in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico v. Acevedo Feliciano, No. 18-921, 2020 WL 871715, at *1 (U.S. Feb. 24, 2020) in a per curiam opinion that turned on a state court’s jurisdiction after a case has been removed to district court, but before remand, held that a nunc pro tunc order cannot save actions taken by the state court in the interim period. The procedural history of the case is complex and not particularly dispositive given the high court’s finding of a jurisdictional defect. Read More