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Written by Eva M. Merrell, ACP Legal services have traditionally been provided to the public by attorneys working as sole practitioners or in partnerships or law firms. In recent years, the traditional legal industry has seen a dramatic increase in the provision of legal services by accounting firms, outsourcers, legal staffing companies, and other alternative legal service providers (ALSPs). 

This article was originally published in Facts & Findings - July/August 2018 issue. To read the full publication please Log In to your personal NALA account.    

Commercial law is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales. It is similar in some respects to corporate law which relates to the lifecycle of companies, including mergers and acquisitions. One way to learn about commercial law is to take a scenario and break it down.  

In the summer of 1973, four college-aged friends set out on a camping trip in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. What happened over the next hours led to a case that generated a national debate about confidentiality between an attorney and client. Commonly referred to as the “Buried Bodies Case,” it is an essential part of law school curriculum that addresses legal ethics and professional responsibility.

This article was originally published in Facts & Findings March/April 2018 issue.  Drones can be both fun and troublesome. Photographers enjoy the fantastic shots they capture with a drone flying in high places he or she cannot physically reach. Others just experience the thrill of navigating a drone through an empty field. Some, unfortunately, have gone beyond ethical borders to trespass onto restricted property or to invade the privacy of another in their own home.