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Court battle could expose secretive law school accreditation

Coastal law school buildingThe ABA’s law school accreditation standards are at the center of a court fight that could shed light on its review process alleged to be secretive and unconstitutionally punitive.

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Found: Rosa Parks Montgomery boycott files

Tiffany McCordWhen the Montgomery bus boycott electrified the struggle against segregation, it was all recorded in appeals bonds, court motions and $10 fines.

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Chief Justice John Roberts inherits expanded role as the Supreme Courts new man in the middle

Chief Justice RobertsWhen the Supreme Court hears cases, delivers opinions or even poses for a group photo, Chief Justice John Roberts is the man in the middle — literally.

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When lawyers move, their spouses may have trouble starting over

Home with sold sign in frontFew law firms offer spousal assistance. Some law firms help spouses network, refer them to recruiters.

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The legal ecosystem: A look at tension points for an industry in turmoil

Bumper carsThe legal industry seems to be in crisis mode lately. On one hand, the big firms are doing financially well, but their clients are reporting in numerous surveys that they are dissatisfied with the services.

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Order in the court: When will the #MeToo movement reach the judiciary?

Justice statue from low point of viewAccording to a study done by the Defense Research Institute, approximately 70% of women attorneys have experienced gender bias in the courtroom, and sexual harassment remains widespread in the judiciary system.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes a small step to address pay for lawyers representing indigent defendants

John A. BirdsallLawmakers' continued refusal to raise the nation's lowest pay for lawyers who represent indigent criminal defendants has now shifted the problem onto Wisconsin's poorest counties.

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Legal delivery at the speed of business - and why it matters

Fast train“Time is Money” wrote Benjamin Franklin ... Lawyers have a different take on time than other industries. The legal profession uses it as a price gauge - more is better.

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The legal ecosystem: Regulators, doers (Part 2)

Uncle Sam and man in suit arm wrestlingThere are two members of the legal ecosystem that are fascinating to study together — industry associations and regulators — because they have such opposing and contradictory perspectives, yet both are critical to the evolution of legal services.

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On demand legal services providers want to put state battles behind them

Scales in circuit boardAfter years of fighting state bar associations, on-demand legal services companies like Avvo, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer have shifted to evolving their businesses.

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