September 2017


Court-Funded Historical Attractions

Written By: Laura Yetter Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy In 2009, a bill introduced to the state legislature proposing alternative funding for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (“ADFS”), resulted in a statute requiring the state’s criminal court system to fund not only the ADFS, but the American Village…


Could “Minimum Contacts” Be Too Much for Personal Jurisdiction?

Written by: Victoria Burnett Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy It appears International Shoe Co.’s precedent regarding the minimum contacts requirement for personal jurisdiction is shifting shape yet again.[1] There are two types of personal jurisdiction: general and specific.[2]  The forum court obtains general jurisdiction if the court is within the…