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Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS approval rating plummets; Trumps lose deposition appeal

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 14:44

SCOTUS approval rating drops 10 percentage points

Only 44% of the public approves of the way that the U.S. Supreme Court is handling its job,…

Lawyer recently charged in Jan. 6 riot is fired from his law firm

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 10:11
A Charleston, South Carolina, lawyer charged last week with entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot has been fired from his…

A look back at Fox’s ‘Ally McBeal’

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:39
I just finished a jury trial last week. It didn’t go quite the way I wanted, but the client was happy. The prosecution dismissed the…

Nonlawyer paraprofessionals couldn’t jointly own law firms under revised licensing proposal in this state

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 10:12
A revised proposal for licensing paraprofessionals in California eliminates a provision that would have allowed the nonlawyers to own law firms with lawyers.

The California Paraprofessional…

BigLaw partner’s hourly billing rate of nearly $2,500 draws objection from bankruptcy trustee

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 09:31
A U.S. bankruptcy trustee is objecting to the hiring of a Hogan Lovells partner who would charge nearly $2,500 per hour to handle appeals in…

Exhibit A: Top trial presentation tools

Tue, 05/24/2022 - 12:30
I’ve watched clips of Johnny Depp's defamation trial with interest. The proceeding offers a fascinating view into the lives of the rich and famous…

What happened to convicted cop’s missing wife? Suspended lawyer can’t tell, judge rules

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 09:21
An Illinois judge last week told suspended lawyer Joel Brodsky that he can’t violate a former client’s confidences by revealing what happened to a…

Justice Thomas’ wife urged Arizona lawmakers to choose ‘clean slate of electors’ after Trump’s loss

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 16:14
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife apparently pushed two Arizona lawmakers to choose electors for former President Donald Trump following his 2020 election loss…

Weekly Briefs: McDonald’s, Wendy’s sued over burger ads; ICE is ‘a domestic surveillance agency,’ report says

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 15:12

Ads exaggerate size of McDonald’s, Wendy’s burgers, suit says

Food stylists for McDonald’s and Wendy’s undercook hamburger patties portrayed in advertising to make them appear…

Was there a go-between in the murder of law prof Dan Markel? Defense offers alternative theory

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 16:27
Lawyers for Katherine Magbanua, accused of being a go-between in the murder of law professor Dan Markel, offered an alternative theory of the case in…

How to drive law department transformation through legal operations

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:40
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Mike Haven, the head of legal operations at Intel and the president of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.

Ari Kaplan: Tell…

Texas judge admonished after he erupts in anger, curses at lawyer, concludes: ‘I may not be suitable for this’

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:35
A Houston judge has been admonished after losing his temper during a trial, cursing at one of the lawyers in his chambers, and then suggesting…

Incoming justice Jackson refuses to say whether SCOTUS leak was good or bad

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 12:35
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sidestepped questions about the U.S. Supreme Court's leak of the draft abortion opinion and picketing of justices’ homes during an…

How to develop and keep associates? BigLaw firm tries embedding career coaches

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:43
Vinson & Elkins has hired seven career coaches and embedded them in firm practice groups. They will intervene as needed to get associates and partners…

California law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional, judge rules

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:11
A California judge has struck down a law requiring public corporations headquartered in the state to include a minimum number of women on their boards…

LeClairRyan trustee agrees to $21M settlement with company accused of contributing to losses

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 09:41
The bankruptcy trustee for LeClairRyan has reached a $21 million settlement with the company that she accused of helping to further plunge the law firm…

EmotionTrac analyzes facial expressions in real time to help lawyers pick juries, market themselves

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 09:37
Facial recognition software is becoming a greater part of our everyday lives. The police use it to investigate crime. Smartphones and computers use it…

New law toughens stock disclosure requirements for federal judges; separate ethics bill faces ‘steep climb’

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 09:35
President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law a bill that strengthens financial disclosure requirements for federal judges.

The bill, the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency…

The Great Resignation: The toll taken on the legal field and what comes next

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 15:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted much about what we once considered business as usual. It has created unmatched levels of flexibility across industries—many of which…