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Feature Article 1: How to Build a Cadillac Research Memorandum: A Reprise

In 1991 I published the article "Advanced Legal Research and Writing: How to Build a Cadillac" (1991), 13 The Advocates Quarterly 232, which I later reprised in 2009 for a LESA Advanced Legal Research seminar, "How to Build a Cadillac Research Memorandum: A Reprise".

In reviewing my 1991 article, I was struck by how quaint the article had become in the intervening years, with its discussion of the role of secretaries in the preparation of a legal research memorandum, and its assumption that all research lawyers would, at the outset, roll up their sleeves and get into a library.

Times have changed, but many of the basic tenets regarding the research process and the preparation of a Cadillac research memorandum still resonate.

In this paper I refer to the role of the "research lawyer", but I use this designation in a broad sense to encompass all lawyers who find themselves tasked with the preparation of a legal research memorandum.

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Feature Article 2: A Thesis Regarding The Civil Liability of Directors for Criminally or Near Criminally Culpable Acts

By Barbara E. Cotton and William E. McNally

There is much academic and judicial discussion of the potential liability of directors for tortious and other acts, but little focus on the potential liability of directors for criminally or near criminally culpable acts. (These "near criminally culpable" acts are frequently in the nature of intentional torts.) This article will therefore seek to provide this focus.
 

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