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California Supreme Court moves to make bar exam easier to passOpen in a New Window

UCLA campusCalifornia has long had a reputation for having one of the most difficult bar exams in the country. Read more in The New York Times...

 

Number of LSAT test-takers surges. Is it a Trump Bump?Open in a New Window

Filling in multiple choice question formThe hoped-for law school “Trump Bump” might actually have legs. Read more at Law.com...

 

Should there be age limits for federal judges?Open in a New Window

Justices Ginsburg and KennedyThis is a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. Read more in Slate...

 

Could a text become your will?Open in a New Window

Last will and testamentPeople will be able to use voicemail and text messages to make their wills... Read more in The Telegraph (UK)...

 

Joshua Browder’s bot is expanding to 1,000 areas of law including U.S. lawsOpen in a New Window

To Let signsLawyers can be really expensive, and for small disputes like fighting your landlord ... or a parking ticket, it can feel like a fight isn't worth it. Read more in Business Insider...

 

Why lawyers and judges are saving the world [Opinion]Open in a New Window

Freedom FightersIt’s no secret that we live in scary, uncertain times. These past few months, I cringe almost every time I read the news... Read more at the HuffPostBlog...

 

Goodbye Guild – law’s changing cultureOpen in a New Window

Red man in group‘Culture’ describes the values, philosophy, shared objectives, and interactions - internal and external - of its members. Read more in Forbes...

 

This RV full of lawyers is touring rural America to save young immigrants from deportationOpen in a New Window

Lawyers with RV“Right now, I’m representing a 1-year-old facing deportation to El Salvador, where her life is in danger...” Read more in Fast Company...

 

86% of low-income Americans’ civil legal issues get inadequate or no legal helpOpen in a New Window

Scales on empty tableA new report reveals the extent of the “justice gap” experienced by low-income Americans. Read more in the ABA Journal...

 

Millennials are changing the legal profession in an unexpected wayOpen in a New Window

Gavel on tableMillennials have made an impression on the modern workplace that will forever change how companies operate. Read more in Forbes...

 

Senate Dems who ignored ABA rating for Neil Gorsuch now claim it’s crucialOpen in a New Window

Trump and GorsuchDemocratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are bemoaning their Republican colleagues' decision to hold hearings... on two of Pres. Trump’s federal judicial nominees... Read more in the Washington Examiner...

 

Film about women leaving the profession airs nationwideOpen in a New Window

Woman in theaterMillions of people across the country will soon better understand the struggles that women lawyers face every day to succeed in the legal profession. Read more in lawdotcom...

 

Clue to Gorsuch’s ideology seen in pairings with ThomasOpen in a New Window

Gorsuch in the Black LodgeTo see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps. Read more in The Washington Post.

 

Why a certain species of lawyer is going extinctOpen in a New Window

Dinosaurs!... "You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” Read more in the LawKick Blog...

 

The promise and peril of chatbots for the legal industryOpen in a New Window

Amazon EchoDon’t fear the oncoming wave of chatbot-related services... Read more in Law Practice Today...

 

Proposed Ohio Law: Tax break to encourage pro bono workOpen in a New Window

John Rogers...House Bill 232... would offer a maximum $10,000 annual tax deduction to incentivize lawyers and law firms to donate their time and skills to low-income clients. Read more in the News-Herald...

 

Unintended consequences of PACER – Life for ‘snitches’ has become dangerousOpen in a New Window

buildingA survey has found close to 700 witnesses and informants have been threatened, wounded or killed over a recent three-year period. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

 

The legal profession is failing low-income and middle-class people. Let’s fix that.Open in a New Window

awsome forced perspectiveAfter President Trump issued his executive order in January banning travel from seven countries, lawyers dashed to the aid of immigrants… Read more in The Washington Post.

 

A high tech helping hand: the marriage of pro bono and technologyOpen in a New Window

High tech hand illustrationBar associations across the country are seeking technology platforms to help mobilize attorneys and create a more resilient legal assistance community. Read more in Legaltech news...

 

Getting rid of bail is only a startOpen in a New Window

People with umbrellas in front of Bronx County Hall of JusticeToward the end of last year, Peter Goldberg, who gave up a…career providing legal counsel to…private-equity firms, received a call that put him in Brooklyn Criminal Court at midnight... Read more in the New York Times...

 

The future lawyerOpen in a New Window

Woman wearing virtual reality headsetOne way to describe the future lawyer is to list some key challenges attorneys will confront, and identify the requisite skill sets. Read more at Forbes...

 

726 women carve a legacy at the Supreme Court lecternOpen in a New Window

Supreme CourtWhile clerking for Justice Harry Blackmun in the October 1986-87 term, Covington & Burling's Beth Brinkmann recalls seeing "dozens" of female advocates at the lectern for arguments. Read more in The National Law Journal...

 

U.S Chamber pushes rule to expose litigation fundingOpen in a New Window

US Chamber of CommercePointing to a rise in the use of outside financiers in lawsuits, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is petitioning the federal judiciary to adopt a nationwide disclosure requirement for third-party litigation funding. Read more at The National Law Journal...

 

What will happen to Americans who can’t afford an attorney?Open in a New Window

Attorney client meetingOn the campaign trail, President Trump pledged “to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country.” Read more in The Atlantic...

 

Law school enrollment may be on the riseOpen in a New Window

Hearing in California Many smart, ambitious undergrads no longer automatically think of law school as their path to success. Read more in The Colorado Statesman...
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