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States spend less on legal defense for the poor

State spending on legal defense for the poor slumped in recent years, as court budgets felt the pinch from the financial crisis, according to a new study by the Justice Department’s research arm. Read more at The Wall Street Journal…

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Go to law school. Rack up debt. Make $62,000

Leslie Thompson earns $40,000 a year working two jobs, but her Albuquerque, N.M., house almost went into foreclosure twice this year. Thompson's trade? She's a lawyer. Lawyers have been struggling for a while now, but it's gotten even worse: Half of lawyers are now starting at a salary of less than $62,000 a year, according to the National Association for Law Placement. Read more at CNN Money…

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For some, a cause for celebration

Still reeling from the controversy over its scrutiny of nonprofits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80 percent of the organizations seeking tax-exempt status, TIME reports. Read more at Philanthropy News Digest…

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton “gets it”

Gov. Mark Dayton has greatly increased the diversity of Minnesota judges through appointing female and minority judges to Minnesota courts, according to analysis by the administration. Since 2011, Dayton has appointed 76 new judges to fill vacancies…. increasing the racial diversity of the state’s judges by 53 percent, and the number of female judges by 18 percent. Read more at the Star Tribune…​​

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As state lawyers age, few law school graduates seeking to replace them in rural Maine
… Lawyers practicing in Maine are aging, especially those who practice outside the state’s urban areas, a recent study prepared for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court found. Not enough students are graduating from law schools who want to live and work in rural Maine to replace them. “The bar is clearly graying in rural Maine….” Read more at Bangor Daily News…

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