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Robert Craghead and Leah Johnson, respectively the executive director of the Illinois State Bar Association and assistant executive director of the South Carolina Bar, are vying for the position of NABE Vice President. Voting will continue through May 1. Vote now. You will need your personal login information and password to exercise your vote.

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Volunteers to serve on committees for 2015-16 are being accepted until Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m. central.  Volunteer here.

Stetson law prof took Gideon case to Supreme Court, but believed in the other side

Bruce Jacob, a bright young lawyer from Florida, had landed the case of his career. He was 27, just three years out of law school. He had seen Washington, D.C., once in his life, driving through on the way to somewhere else. Now he was flying to the city to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more at The Tampa Bay Times...

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Federal Courts swamped with civil cases: don’t expect day in court soon

Civil cases are piling up in some of the nation’s federal courts, a backlog that’s causing long delays in suits involving Social Security benefits, personal injury and civil rights. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...

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Univ. of Penn. study says state court judges decisions are not influenced by politics

You often hear from liberals and conservatives that judges are too political, that, instead of calling balls and strikes, they allow their own ideological, political or religious views to steer legal opinions. Read more at the Wall Street Journal...

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NY mayor seeks $50 million for free legal services

New York officials are seeking to increase funding to provide poor people with free legal services in civil proceedings such as eviction and immigration matters, part of a broader national movement to establish a legal right to counsel in civil cases. Read more at The Wall Street Journal...

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Supreme Court is politicized by others; not the justices

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday blamed outside f actors, not the justices themselves, for the public perception that the high court has become a political institution. Read more at The National Law Journal...


Judicial elections in WVa. will be nonpartisan

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s March 25 approval of House Bill 2010 marked the end of a long battle for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. With Tomblin’s signature, judicial elections in West Virginia will now be held on a nonpartisan basis… Read more at The Charleston (W. Va.) Daily Mail...

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In the UK, poll finds access to justice of more concern than healthcare

The public is more concerned about access to justice than free healthcare, according to a poll commissioned by lawyers campaigning to reverse cuts to legal aid. Read more at The Guardian...

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At Harvard, lawyers debate future of their profession

“There is widespread agreement that the legal profession is in a period of stress and transition; its economic models are under duress; the concepts of its professional uniqueness are narrow and outdated; and, as a result, its ethical imperatives are weakened and their sources ill-defined.” Read more at Bloomberg BNA...

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Big business groups succeed in ousting Wisc. Supreme Court Chief Justice

Last week, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley managed to hang onto her seat in Wisconsin's most recent election, after raising more than $750,000 and resorting to despicable attacks on her opponent, Rock County Circuit Court Judge James Daley. Read more at The Huffington Post...

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Britain faces a pro se explosion; legal aid budget cuts to blame

For almost two years there has been a new style of justice for many people who go to civil courts in England and Wales to resolve all sorts of problems, from housing issues to claiming benefits, or to getting divorced. Read more at BBC News...

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Is the glass really half-full?

Law school enrollment has plummeted to the lowest level in decades. If a bottom has been reached, is now a good time to go to law school? Read more at The New York Times...

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