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Weekly Briefs: Skirts-only dress code gets rehearing; ex-judge reprimanded for ‘sexual innuendo’

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 17:07

En banc 4th Circuit will rehear school dress-code case

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has granted an en banc rehearing…

Law firm CEO discusses new book, the evolution of contracts and where he thinks contracts are headed

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 14:41
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Alex Hamilton, the CEO of Radiant Law, a U.K.-based law firm focused on contracts, and the author of Sign Here:…

Orrick extends program of embedding associates at nonprofits

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:22
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has extended a fellowship program in which it embeds its associates at nonprofit organizations for a year while paying their law…

2 law firms promise jobs to underserved students before they enter law school; tuition is free

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:29
Two Ohio law firms will offer associate positions to two students before they even enroll in law school as part of a diversity program that…

Moot court teacher claims her law school position was terminated following complaints to the ABA

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 15:57
The former director of advocacy at the Mississippi College School of Law claims in a recent federal court filing she was constructively terminated from the…

What is the starting pay for public defenders? Low salaries discourage applicants

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:16
The median starting salary for public defenders is $63,638, according to information supplied by public defender offices in larger cities throughout the United States.

At the…

2 lawyers plead guilty in Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; prosecutors seek terrorism enhancement

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:28
Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for two lawyers who pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single charge in a Molotov cocktail attack on an…

Jurisdictions are switching back to in-person bar exam starting in February

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:46
The February 2022 bar exam for California will be administered in person, the California Supreme Court announced in a Wednesday order. Various jurisdictions have…

Lawyer is disbarred after disciplinary review board alleges an ‘egregious ethics history’

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:47
The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a Haddonfield, New Jersey, lawyer who was previously reprimanded once, censured once and suspended four times.

Lawyer Susan A.…

From the depths of addiction to helping attorneys overcome their own, lawyer and author Brian Cuban has made his mark

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:21
In 2006, the Dallas Mavericks were in the NBA finals. The team’s owner, Mark Cuban, gave two tickets for the opening game to his brother…

First-generation college grads find fewer jobs after law school than their peers, new NALP data says

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:04
First-generation college graduates fared less well in the job market after law school than those who had at least one parent with a JD or…

Judge is suspended once again for social media posts—this time for soliciting hurricane donations

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 10:05
A South Carolina probate judge has been suspended for 18 months, partly for soliciting hurricane relief donations on Facebook and partly for his all-caps declaration…

Arnold & Porter ‘slipped’ discovery documents into database without notice, referee says

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 16:34
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer “slipped” discovery documents into a federal multidistrict litigation database without notifying plaintiffs in a New York state opioid trial, according…

ABA Giving Day is an opportunity ‘to help ensure a just society,’ says ABA president

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:29
For the second year, the ABA is asking members to join in its efforts to address significant issues that affect their communities.

During ABA Giving…

Typo in 1928 Supreme Court opinion created ‘reign of error,’ law prof says

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:18
A tiny typographical error in a 1928 U.S. Supreme Court opinion had a big impact after it was picked up in subsequent opinions and used…

One word in a purchase agreement leads to $310M malpractice suit against 2 BigLaw firms

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:32
A former corporate client suing two large law firms for $310 million contends that a plural word in a purchase agreement wrongly suggested that it…

Mayer Brown will no longer seek removal of Tiananmen Square memorial for university client

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:42
Mayer Brown will no longer represent the University of Hong Kong in its effort to remove a campus statue memorializing the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.


Yale Law School sought 2L’s apology for ‘trap house’ Constitution Day invitation, citing ‘triggering associations’

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:16
Did Yale Law School go overboard when it tried to get a 2L to apologize for sending an invitation to a to a “trap house”…

Ticket-fighting app was engaged in unauthorized law practice, top state court rules

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:14
An app that connected traffic-ticket defendants with lawyers was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 4-3…

Weekly Briefs: Lawyer censured over false time sheets; California law allows ‘stealthing’ suits

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:44

Lawyer censured for seeking no-show pay

Lawyer Laura Cail, of Rensselaer County, New York, has been censured for filing false time sheets to collect more…