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Do lawyers need a 'digital detox?' Very likely.Open in a New Window

Laywers IRLDo lawyers need a 'digital detox?' Very likely.

There are very few lawyers who seem to have control over their digital devices. To the contrary, the devices themselves seem to be in control?

 

The stories behind those Supreme Court's "class photos"Open in a New Window

Class of 2018The stories behind those Supreme Court's "class photos"

For 150 years, the justices have sat, not always happily, for an extraordinary series of group portraits.

 

69% of people would use online legal services over attorneysOpen in a New Window

keys69% of people would use online legal services over attorneys

The survey found most Americans are willing to trade off a traditional lawyer experience for small legal matters if it saves them a few bucks.

 

It's time to promote our healthOpen in a New Window

ABA President Bob CarlsonIt's time to promote our health: ABA mobilizes on multiple fronts to address well-being in the profession

At your next professional gathering, look around the room. Odds are ?if some people you see aren't suffering from mental health or substance abuse? they know someone who is. 

 

Are in-house departments law firms?Open in a New Window

in-houseAre in-house departments law firms?

There is plenty of data confirming the migration of work from law firms to corporate legal departments. 

 

Penn Law is first school to require attorney mental health training for studentsOpen in a New Window

Penn LawPenn Law is first school to require attorney mental health training for students

Penn Law will launch a pilot program this spring to integrate sessions on attorney well-being into mandatory coursework?

 

A United Nations report says bar associations must be self-governingOpen in a New Window

Ant?nio GuterresA United Nations report says bar associations must be self-governing

A report by the UN on the independence of judges and lawyers finds that bar associations play a vital role in safeguarding the independence and integrity of the legal profession and its members.

 

We should all defend judgesOpen in a New Window

gavel scales hourglassWe should all defend judges

The media bears some share of responsibility for attaching political tags to judges. 

 

 

Legal community shaken in the aftermath of Alaska earthquakeOpen in a New Window

Achorage Alaska earthquakeLegal community shaken in the aftermath of Alaska earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska ? caused law firms to close local offices as buildings and roads were severally damaged.

 

SCOTUS suggests forcing lawyers to pay Bar association dues violates their free speechOpen in a New Window

Supreme Court No. 53SCOTUS suggests forcing lawyers to pay Bar association dues violates their free speech

The Supreme Court cast doubt Monday (Dec. 3) on laws in at least 30 states that require lawyers to pay dues to bar associations.

 

There is nothing 'alternative' about new model providers, especially the Big FourOpen in a New Window

new modelsThere is nothing 'alternative' about new model  providers, especially the Big Four

What is most significant about ALSP?s?especially the Big Four?is that they are reshaping the boundaries of ?legal? services?

 

Why are "happy" women lawyers departing law practice?Open in a New Window

women leaving the practiceWhy are "happy" women lawyers departing law practice?

While women attorneys continue to depart the practice of law at persistently high rates, most survey research fails to detect evidence of gender differences in job satisfaction?

 

Texas Lawyers Facebook Group, with 1 million interactions, has become state's largest volunteer BarOpen in a New Window

M. Jnana SettleTexas Lawyers Facebook Group, with 1 million interactions, has become state's largest volunteer Bar association

?You can press 'send' and literally talk to 11 percent of the lawyers in Texas. It?s crazy,?? said Scott Rothenberg, a Houston appellate attorney who participates in the group.

 

It's a long story.' Justice Stevens is publishing his memoirsOpen in a New Window

Justice John Paul StevensIt's a long story.' Justice Stevens is publishing his memoirs

The book, ?The Making of a Justice: My First 94 Years,? will be published in May, not long after Justice Stevens?s 99th birthday.

 

What are law schools training students for?Open in a New Window

opportunitiesWhat are law schools training students for?

The legal profession and the trillion-dollar global industry are undergoing a transformation.

 

Why Big Law is taking on the Administration over immigrationOpen in a New Window

Big Law and ImmigrationWhy Big Law is taking on the Administration over immigration

While pro bono work is nothing new, over the past two years, major law firms have become more vocal and visible in pushing back against the administration?s policies.

 

Survey finds legal industry in last place in A.I., machine-learning adoptionOpen in a New Window

ones and zeroesSurvey finds legal industry in last place in A.I., machine-learning adoption

Only government leaders were less likely than law firm managers to report taking advantage of artificial intelligence or other emerging technologies?

 

ABA chides the president over 9th circuit complaintsOpen in a New Window

ABA President Bob CarlsonABA chides the president over 9th circuit complaints

ABA President Bob Carlson said Mr. Trump?s complaints went beyond merely disagreeing with a ruling but threatened the judicial system as a whole.

 

California's bar exam pass rate plunges to 67-year lowOpen in a New Window

passing the barCalifornia's bar exam pass rate plunges to 67-year low

Nearly 6 in 10 failed California?s July 2018 bar exam.

 

Seven leaders share their thoughts on the future of legal servicesOpen in a New Window

thank you very muchoSeven leaders share their thoughts on the future of legal services

The way that legal services are delivered is fast changing due to advances in technology and business model innovation.

 

State Bar of CA leaders eye big dues increase to salvage budgetOpen in a New Window

SacramentoState Bar of CA leaders eye big dues increase to salvage budget

California?s state bar leaders will submit a preliminary budget to the legislature ? that they say makes the case for an ongoing $100 annual fee increase for active attorneys in 2020?

 

A response from a lawyer assistance program to Joanna Litt's letterOpen in a New Window

Joanna LittA response from a lawyer assistance program to Joanna Litt's letter

Litt's open letter about her husband's death was a service to the legal community and a call to arms to address mental health and the culture of perfectionism.

 

Facebook friendship alone can't disqualify Florida judgeOpen in a New Window

The Book of FacesFacebook friendship alone can't disqualify Florida judge

A Florida trial judge?s Facebook friendship with opposing counsel isn?t enough by itself to disqualify the judge from hearing a case.

 

Veterans Courts mix success with big challengesOpen in a New Window

veterans judgesVeterans Courts mix success with big challenges

One veterans court judge says "criminal thinking," "a warrior mentality" and lack of public transportation are big challenges for defendants trying to beat addiction?

 

Why we still need bar associations - perhaps more than everOpen in a New Window

brick & mortarWhy we still need bar associations - perhaps more than ever

Bar associations are more than just buildings, committees and CLE seminars. They are the heartbeat of the legal profession.

 

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