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Could gaming help close the access to justice gap?

Courtroom gameA joint project between legal aid organizations in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine is hoping games can help distribute important legal information to pro se litigants. Read more at Legaltech News...

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Why it’s a great time to be a lawyer

Legal Services 5c - The Lawyer is inSimply put... there is a tremendous manifest and latent need for just about ALL legal services. Read more at Forbes...

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Lawyers’ group fuels Republicans’ ire over its negative reviews of Trump judicial picks

Court hearingIn their quest to fill the federal courts with conservative judges, President Trump and Senate Republicans have found an unlikely bogeyman: the venerable American Bar Association. Read more in USA TODAY...

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Even imperfect algorithms can improve the criminal justice system

Selma Bail Bond buildingBail decisions have traditionally been made by judges relying on intuition and personal preference. Read more at The New York Times...

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Law’s emerging global community and what it means

Colorful webThere is an emerging global legal community that is reshaping the culture, face, contours, composition participants, skillsets, and priorities of the legal industry. Read more at Forbes Business...

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This judge has a mission: keep defendants alive

Group in front of judgeThere are two kinds of defendants who enter Judge Craig D. Hannah’s courtroom: Those who stand on the far side of the bench to have their cases considered in the usual way, and those invited to step closer. Read more in The New York Times...

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For the New Year, ABA aims to help firms with well-being policies

Walking down hallPromoting wellness in law firms is a key project for ABA President Hilarie Bass amid reports of higher-than-average depression, anxiety and substance abuse problems in the legal profession. Read more in The Daily Business Review...

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Mandatory bar association fees face new challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court

Column of courthouseLast year in the U.S. Supreme Court fight over public-sector union fees, the conservative Goldwater Institute urged the justices to strike down the decades-old decision that upheld mandatory attorney bar associations. Read more at Supreme Court Brief...

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What makes lawyers happy?

Happy lawyersHappy lawyer – sounds like an oxymoron, right? Read more at Forbes...

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Lawyers who provided pro bono assistance at airports are the inspirational attorneys of the year

Protesting outside airportThe work of these lawyers will remain ingrained in our country’s conscience for quite some time. Read more at Above the Law...

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