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Comfort dogs in court do opposite for some defenders, judges

Comfort dogAs dogs and other animals are increasingly used in courts to comfort and calm prosecution witnesses, a few voices are calling for keeping the practice on a short leash, saying they could bias juries.

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Law is a profession and an industry, it should be regulated that way

Person in robes holding red bookLaw is a profession and an industry... Regulation of the practice of law and the business of law should be bifurcated.

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Legal technician profession gains interest as first licensed graduates begin opening practices

Barbara Esselstrom...the five-year effort to create a new type of legal professional known as an LLLT is beginning to pay off...

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Legal transformation requires more than tech

CodeLegal tech is attracting plenty of interest, money, press, and hype.

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Maybe lawyers are what's missing from government

Capitol HillIt’s hardly controversial to suggest that, at the moment, the federal government isn’t looking at all that it is capable of governing.

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How court costs trap people in poverty and how lawmakers are trying to fix it

Jail“One of the major issues with our criminal justice system is we are criminalizing poverty by imposing court costs, fines and fees on folks...”

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When bail feels less like freedom, more like extortion

Sign on street reading Blair's Bail BondsAs bail has grown into a $2 billion industry, bond agents have become the payday lenders of the criminal justice world, offering quick relief to desperate customers at high prices.

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The future of legal services: putting a law firm in the palm of your hand

Person using phoneRoughly 77% of U.S. adults say they own a smartphone . . . Individuals have become savvy, sophisticated consumers of online services, and this has led to a growing need for customer service-based mobile apps.

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Pa. Supreme Court Justice sees impeachment as an attack on the independence of the judiciary

Tom Saylor"Threats of impeachment directed against justices because of their decision in a particular case are an attack upon an independent judiciary..."

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First thing we do is nudge the lawyers.

The Good WifeIn early 1969, Ralph Nader placed an ad in the Harvard Crimson calling on law students to apply to work with him to investigate various federal agencies.

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