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Mexico opens deportation centres to fight US deportationOpen in a New Window

Police making arrestMexico has opened legal aid centres at consulates in 50 US cities, in a move designed to protect its citizens from tougher immigration enforcement. Read more at the BBC...

 

Your child’s been sent to jail. And then comes the billOpen in a New Window

Woman at windowIn dozens of one-on-one meetings every week, a lawyer retained by the city of Philadelphia summons parents whose children have just been jailed... Read more in The Washington Post...

 

Judge, lawyer and historian explore complexities of Atticus FinchOpen in a New Window

Atticus FinchMore than half of the 75 lawyers and law students who attended a recent discussion on Atticus Finch said the fictional Alabama attorney created by author Harper Lee inspired them to pursue the profession. Read more in The Daily Report...

 

Immigration courts: record number of cases, many problemsOpen in a New Window

Immigration Court signEveryone was in place for the hearing in Atlanta immigration court: the Guinean man hoping to stay in the U.S., his attorney, a prosecutor, a translator and the judge. Read more in the Associated Press...

 

The single worst thing Trump’s budget could do for our justice systemOpen in a New Window

Man in suitThere’s a suggestion floating around social media: in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 84th birthday ... make a donation to legal aid. Read more in Litigation Daily...

 

After 130 years, Harvard Law Review elects a black woman presidentOpen in a New Window

Imelme UmanaIt has been 27 years since the first black man... Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. Read more in The New York Times...

 

Legal ed’s other challenge: retraining practitioners for a new marketplaceOpen in a New Window

Business IntelligenceLegal education has received a great deal of criticism in recent years... Read more in Forbes...

 

Social media gets some respect from SCOTUS in First Amendment caseOpen in a New Window

Man in front of social media microphonesMark the date: Feb. 27, 2017, may go down in history as the day that social media... entered the pantheon of expressions deserving First Amendment protection. Read more in The National Law Journal...

 

Fitted for the windOpen in a New Window

Frank StevensonIn 1966 at Detroit’s Olympia Arena, a country singer prepared to perform before a crowd of 10,000... Read more in The Texas Bar Journal...

 

Not the best of times US – Supreme Court Justice GinsburgOpen in a New Window

Justice GinsburgSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the US is "not experiencing the best of times" - but the "pendulum" will swing back. Read more at the BBC...

 

Implicit bias in the workplaceOpen in a New Window

Woman holding meetingAlthough women attorneys have made major progress in recent decades, we continue to face unique challenges to success in the workplace. Read more in Law Practice Today...

 

An unexpected Trump effect: lawyer as heroOpen in a New Window

Attorneys at airportAlmost single handedly, President Trump has made lawyers the breakout stars in the early days of his new administration. Read more in The Hill...

 

Sunset bill to determine the future of the Texas Bar is up for reviewOpen in a New Window

Sunset reflected in glass ballThe Texas Supreme Court could change State Bar of Texas membership dues and other fees... Read more in the Texas Lawyer...

 

Lawyer ads, referral fees under fire in Ontario law society reportOpen in a New Window

Paid - 1-800-Hurt911 - Advertise Your Law Firm on TVOntario’s legal regulator is proposing significant changes to the fees lawyers take when they refer clients and to the way legal services are marketed to the public. Read more in the Toronto Star...

 

Thanks to Pres. Trump’s disregard for the judicial system, law school is cool againOpen in a New Window

Students in classroomWhen US President Donald Trump signed his immigration ban on Jan. 27, law enforcement, customs officials, and airports were thrown into disarray. Read more at Quartz...

 

IBA lashes Trump for undermining US judiciary and rule of lawOpen in a New Window

Donald TrumpThe IBA has publicly called on President Donald Trump to stop undermining the United States judiciary – and consequently the rule of law... Read more in the Global Legal Post...

 

Poor tenants to get lawyers provided by NYC in housing disputesOpen in a New Window

Mayor de BlasioMayor de Blasio and the City Council will announce a new initiative Sunday giving low-income tenants in housing court access to an attorney, according to sources. Read more in The New York Daily News...

 

Older judges and vacant seats give Trump huge power to shape American courtsOpen in a New Window

Judge with gavelIn the weeks since taking office, President Trump has derided court decisions as “ridiculous” and “disgraceful,”... Read more in The New York Times...

 

Courtroom live streaming finally goes big leagueOpen in a New Window

Recording deviceOn February 7, listeners across the country—and across the world—tuned in to a federal court oral argument... Read more in the lawyerist...

 

Study finds minority law students are subsidizing scholarshipsOpen in a New Window

Grad over billThe vast majority of law school scholarships—79 percent—are doled out based on Law School Admission Test scores and undergraduate grades rather than financial need, a new study has found. Read more in The National Law Journal...

 

Should Florida be the first state to impose term limits on judges?Open in a New Window

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...

 

Women in the legal profession still must face these four obstaclesOpen in a New Window

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

 

Security is reportedly increased for immigration judges following threatsOpen in a New Window

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...

 

Washington State Bar allows virtual law officesOpen in a New Window

Digital touch network The 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...

 

Groups begin bailing out strangers to free poor from jailOpen in a New Window

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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