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Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) is when an attorney represents or assists a litigant with part, but not all, of his or her legal matter.
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Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692) and the Lizzie Borden Trial (1893) appear in this chronologically arranged resource on famous trials created by a law school professor.
How do administrative courts interact with judicial courts?
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