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Should Florida be the first state to impose term limits on judges?

Gavel... a House committee ... advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose a 12-year term limit on Florida Supreme Court justices... Read more in The Miami Herald...

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Security is reportedly increased for immigration judges following threats

Security guardsThreats against more than one judge involved in legal challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration have prompted federal and local law enforcement agencies to temporarily increase security protection for some of them... Read more in CNNPolitics...

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Groups begin bailing out strangers to free poor from jail

People talking at deskActivists who say too many poor people are unfairly languishing in U.S. jails because they can't afford to post cash bail are increasingly deploying a new tactic: Bailing out strangers. Read more at The Chicago Tribune...

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For-profit law school faces crisis after losing federal loans

Chidi OgeneToni Valentine, a third-year law student, wanted to know if her school, Charlotte School of Law, was going to close, but it was not telling her. Read more in The New York Times...

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IBA launches global survey to investigate women’s reasons for leaving the law

International Bar AssociationA global investigation into the reasons why so many women lawyers leave law firms, and on occasion the legal profession entirely, has been launched by the IBA... Read more in The Irish Legal Times...

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Women in the legal profession still must face these four obstacles

Lady JusticeInequality and a lack of access to partnership is a continuing problem for many in the profession. Read more at lawfuel...

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Washington State Bar allows virtual law offices

Digital touch networkThe Washington State Bar Association wasn’t the first bar to consider the ethics of lawyers practicing law from virtual law offices and it won’t be the last. Read more in the Sui Generis Blog...

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ABA rejects stricter bar-pass rate for law schools

Taking notesLaw schools won’t be subject to a tougher bar pass rule — for now. Read more at lawdotcom...

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New indigent defense lawsuit targets Louisiana Gov. Edwards, state PD board

John Bel EdwardsLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and the board that oversees the state's indigent defense services were named in a class-action lawsuit... Read more at

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Dollar-a-minute legal advice has its merits [Editorial]

Linda DoggettActing as one’s own legal counsel in a court of law and without any prior experience or proper preparation can be personally demoralizing and costly. Read more in the News-Press...

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