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Weekly Briefs: DC Circuit orders Mueller disclosures; House bill puts judicial finances online

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:50

DC Circuit orders disclosure of some Mueller report redactions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ordered disclosure of…

NY lawyer receives nearly 5-year prison sentence for defrauding 9-year-old

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 16:30
A federal judge has sentenced a New York lawyer to 57 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to commit mail and wire…

Federal judge orders pro-Trump lawyers to pay $175,000 penalty after sanctions

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:00
A federal judge has ordered Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and other lawyers aligned with former President Donald Trump to pay $175,000 in sanctions for…

Viral post by once-rejected Perkins Coie partner leads to legal mentor nonprofit org

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 14:18
An informal networking organization that matched law students and new lawyers with mentors has become a nonprofit organization that's set to grow nationwide.

DLA Piper is…

Judicial nominee apologizes for tone of social media posts; conservative group buys ads to oppose him

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 11:59
Voting rights lawyer Dale Ho said during his judicial confirmation hearing Wednesday he regretted his tone and “overheated rhetoric” on social media.

“I know that I’ve…

A higher percentage of law grads are getting hired by larger firms

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 10:43
Larger firms of 250 or more lawyers are hiring a higher percentage of law grads as class sizes stagnate and law firms grow.

Nearly 10% of…

2 law firms announce merger that will bring them into the Am Law 100

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 10:18
Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin announced Wednesday that they will merge March 1, creating a law firm with more than 600 lawyers and policy professionals.

The…

6 ways to fight workplace bullying in legal spaces

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 17:15

Editor’s note: David Yamada was featured in our Members Who Inspire column in the Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022 issue of the ABA Journal, which detailed…

Why is BigLaw delaying bonus announcements?

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 12:39
After Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced year-end bonuses of up to $115,000 for associates Nov. 22, a handful of law firms quickly chimed in.

The law…

ABA calls on lawyers to join push to tackle the student debt crisis

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 03:50

Graduating from law school and starting a legal career should be an exciting and hopeful time. But for far too many, student debt causes apprehension…

Letters: ‘Gross distortions’

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 03:40
‘Gross distortions’

At the ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting, Aug. 4-10, the House of Delegates passed Resolution 507, opposing the use of private sector contractors…

How I went from civil litigator to animal policy strategist

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 03:20

Pets rule America these days, or at least they run the lives of the women and men who run America. And I’m in the middle…

Lawyer-chemist’s career path includes research into psychiatric uses for psychedelic mushrooms

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 03:10

From a desk in the back of his garage in Issaquah, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, Andrew Chadeayne is quietly, steadily spearheading the convergence of…

As outer space becomes more accessible, space lawyers will be in greater demand

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 02:40

Billionaires are building their own rockets to go to space. Regular people are mingling with astronauts on spacecraft. Companies are trying to monetize space, while…

Firms are desperate for associates amid a booming M&A market

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 02:30

It was in March 2021 when legal recruiter Art Gunther started getting a different kind of call from law firms. It wasn’t hiring partners on…

4 surprising benefits of using legal analytics tools

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 02:20

Legal analytics continue to be a necessary and growing part of how modern attorneys approach case strategy and research. Analytics tools enable attorneys to bring…

Prosecutorial ethics are getting a fresh look from criminal justice reformers

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 01:50

In June 2021, Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams took the unusual step of issuing an apology to Kaliegh Smith, who spent nearly 14 years…

David Yamada is fighting to end workplace bullying

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 01:40

David Yamada was introduced to the concept of workplace bullying several years after he started teaching labor and employment law at Suffolk University Law School…

ABA President Reginald Turner wants his term to focus on the organization’s four goals

Wed, 12/01/2021 - 01:30

Reginald Turner has aspired to greater leadership within the ABA since joining the association as a law student and attending his first annual meeting 35…

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