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Weekly Briefs: Texas abortion clinics return to SCOTUS; law prof known for critical race theory work wins award

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 16:50

Texas abortion clinics seek SCOTUS review

Abortion providers in Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to consider whether their lawsuit challenging the state’s…

Best practices for integrating new tools into a law department’s portfolio

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:20
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Oliver Round, managing counsel, product owner for contract lifecycle management and co-head of legal data management and advisory at BNY…

Top Texas court tosses capital conviction because prosecutor was also clerking for the judge

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 15:25
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a new trial to a death row inmate because one of the prosecutors was also clerking for…

What do lawyers think of the label ‘white shoe’ for law firms?

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:29
Lawyers and legal professionals are divided on whether to retain the term “white shoe” to describe the most prestigious law firms.

In an online survey conducted…

2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack on cop car reach plea deal

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 17:16
Two lawyers have reached a plea deal to resolve allegations in connection with a Molotov cocktail attack that damaged an unoccupied New York City police…

Law prof’s memo told Pence he could give Trump election win as ‘ultimate arbiter’ in elector count

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 15:36
A conservative law professor wrote a memo telling then-Vice President Mike Pence how he could give then-President Donald Trump an election win when Congress counted…

St. Louis lawyers who brandished guns at passing protesters face possible license suspension

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:01
Married St. Louis lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey face possible discipline for brandishing guns as protesters marched past their home in a gated neighborhood in…

How to market your legal services to Hispanic clients

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:11
Hispanics are becoming an increasingly large segment of the U.S. population, and for an enterprising lawyer, serving the legal needs of Spanish-speaking clients seems…

New findings published on law school debt

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 14:00
A survey released Tuesday asked young attorneys if their legal education was worth the cost, and fewer than half said yes. However, 60.9% of respondents…

Newly minted lawyer challenges COVID restrictions in ‘impenetrable thicket’ of arguments

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:10
Ohio lawyer Thomas Renz quickly gained prominence in conservative circles by challenging COVID-19 mandates in a series of lawsuits filed after he passed the bar…

Judge is suspended for advice on how to let women know ‘you’re the man’ without physical violence

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 12:25
A New Jersey judge has been suspended for a month without pay for his advice to a domestic violence suspect on how to treat women.

Gender affects access to courts and treatment in the justice system, Washington state study says

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 13:39

Gender affects the treatment of people in Washington state’s court system, particularly the treatment of women of color, LGBTQ people and women in poverty, according…

Perkins Coie partner resigns from firm after he is charged by special counsel

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:30

Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann resigned from the law firm after he was indicted Thursday on a charge of lying to the FBI.

Perkins Coie…

Female lawyers still underrepresented, especially in partnership ranks; which law firms do best?

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 14:59
About 23% of equity partners in U.S. law firms are women, even though women have made up at least 40% of U.S. law students for…

Lawyer is charged with insurance fraud for allegedly hiring ex-client to kill him

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 14:29
Updated: Police say prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, under investigation for law firm theft, plotted to have himself killed by a former client, so…

Lawyer is charged with disorderly conduct after walking the beach wearing movie serial killer costume

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:31
A Galveston, Texas, attorney was charged with disorderly conduct Monday for walking the beach while dressed as movie serial killer Michael Myers from the Halloween

Lawyer is censured for delaying treatment of her son after she accidentally shoots him

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:51
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a lawyer for failing to get prompt medical attention for her son when she accidentally shot him while…

Judge is admonished after joining Facebook group calling for recall of reform-minded DA

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:22
A Los Angeles County judge has been publicly admonished after joining a Facebook group calling for the recall of the progressive district attorney whose office…

This BigLaw firm says it’s the first to provide free and reduced-rate Peloton content to lawyers and staffers

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:37
O’Melveny & Myers has said it’s the first law firm to sign a deal with Peloton to provide content to all U.S. lawyers and staff…

National mean scaled score for August MBE slightly decreases compared to 2019

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 15:54
For the July 2021 Multistate Bar Examination, which had 45,872 test-takers, the national mean scaled score was 140.4, according to a Wednesday news release