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Lawyers say they face persistent racial and gender bias at workOpen in a New Window

persistent biasLawyers say they face persistent racial and gender bias at work

An ABA study revealed that women and people of color in the legal profession continue to face barriers in hiring, promotions, assignments and compensation.

 

Why alternative legal provider market share may be limitedOpen in a New Window

under pressureWhy alternative legal provider market share may be limited

Many commentators argue that alternative legal provider market share is destined to grow.

 

Is outside ownership of law firms picking up steam?Open in a New Window

Tennis anyone?Is outside ownership of law firms picking up steam?

The taboo subject of non-lawyer ownership of law firms is back in the conversation. Again.

 

Poll finds half of Americans can't name a Supreme Court justiceOpen in a New Window

The NinePoll finds half of Americans can't name a Supreme Court justice

The Supreme Court decides quite a bit about the nature of American life. But most folks couldn't name a single justice, according a new poll.

 

This Florida murder case was tried in a Havana court and U.S. prosecutors got to watchOpen in a New Window

HavanaThis Florida murder case was tried in a Havana court and U.S. prosecutors got to watch

?Five judges in long black robes listen to testimony. The defendant watches from the front row of the gallery with an armed guard at his side. There is no jury.

 

The job is killing them: Family lawyers experience threats, violenceOpen in a New Window

killer jobThe job is killing them: Family lawyers experience threats, violence

A series of surveys on violence against lawyers shows that family lawyers face disproportionate amounts of threats and violence compared to other lawyers.

 

Women may earn $1 million less than men throughout a careerOpen in a New Window

disparityWomen may earn $1 million less than men throughout a career

new study?found that by retirement age, a woman may have earned as much as $1,055,000 less than her male counterpart over the course of her career.

 

How "Trial by Media" can undermine the courtroomOpen in a New Window

he totally did itHow "Trial by Media" can undermine the courtroom

New research explores how media bias impacts the right to a fair trial.

 

Aspiring lawyers warned about twitter social media perilsOpen in a New Window

tweet tweetAspiring lawyers warned about twitter social media perils

Firestorms over Twitter and posts haunting social media users underscore advice being given to law students: watch what you say.

 

First-year enrollment soars by double digits at some law schoolsOpen in a New Window

forumFirst-year enrollment soars by double digits at some law schools

Fledgling law students began arriving on campuses this month, and some law schools are welcoming a record number of new faces.

 

You're a lawyer, but can you run a law firm?Open in a New Window

infographicYou're a lawyer, but can you run a law firm?

?You have to be an entrepreneur. It?s not enough to be a lawyer,? L.A. attorney Sean Bigley told Bloomberg Law. 

 

It's time for the legal industry to speak out for the Rule of LawOpen in a New Window

Mark CohenIt's time for the legal industry to speak out for the Rule of Law

The rule of law is under siege and it?s incoming on all sides.

 

Surprise Gift: Free tuition for all NYU Medical StudentsOpen in a New Window

NYUSurprise Gift: Free tuition for all NYU Medical Students

NYU?s School of Medicine announced it would cover tuition for all its current and future students. This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed?

 

Pensacola veterans struggle to pay for legal help in civil court casesOpen in a New Window

Justice Jorge LabargaPensacola veterans struggle to pay for legal help in civil court cases

From child support hearings to eviction notices, many Florida veterans are left to fend for themselves when it comes to complicated legal issues?

 

In Canada, a gov't task force proposes that non-lawyers be allowed to provide some legal servicesOpen in a New Window

Canadian Task ForceIn Canada, a gov't task force proposes that non-lawyers be allowed to provide some legal services

Providing legal information should be "deregulated so that anyone is able provide it," the final report of a government task force recommends.

 

Pipeline to the profession: Summer Institute immerses students in the lawOpen in a New Window

Summer InstitutePipeline to the profession: Summer Institute immerses students in the law

The Summer Youth Institute gives Milwaukee students a taste of what it takes to be a legal professional.

 

Law school group looks to disrupt the faculty hiring marketOpen in a New Window

focus peopleLaw school group looks to disrupt the faculty hiring market

Aspiring law professors will soon have options when it comes to landing that coveted faculty gig.

 

State Bar reorganization puts spotlight on obscure legal services commissionOpen in a New Window

BenjaminState Bar reorganization puts spotlight on obscure legal services commission

Legal aid groups have urged bar officials to slow down any consideration of overhauling the trust fund commission's mission or of axing it altogether.

 

Big Four Firm acquires an alternative legal services providerOpen in a New Window

EYBig Four Firm acquires an alternative legal services provider

A Big Four accounting firm strikes a deal to expand its managed legal services business.

 

After withdrawal of LSAT rule, will fewer schools accept the GRE?Open in a New Window

bubblesAfter withdrawal of LSAT rule, will fewer schools accept the GRE?

The council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar says that the alternate tests can still be used, providing schools can demonstrate that the tests are valid and reliable. 

 

Vermont law school redux: the numbers still don't add upOpen in a New Window

Vermont Law SchoolVermont law school redux: the numbers still don't add up

The dire straits of Vermont Law School?those that lost their jobs and remaining students that will be impacted by the fallout?is no cause for celebration.

 

Experienced female lawyers leave the profession because of social constraints and disrespectOpen in a New Window

too big for the overhead compartmentExperienced female lawyers leave the profession because of social constraints and disrespect

Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark.

 

The law profession and the fourth industrial revolutionOpen in a New Window

still life with gavelThe law profession and the fourth industrial revolution

The fourth industrial revolution ? will bring significant changes to the way we live, interact and do business.

 

Job market 'surprisingly strong' for law gradsOpen in a New Window

big lawJob market 'surprisingly strong' for law grads

Robust Big Law hiring bolstered the entry level employment market for the law class of 2017, which saw increases in both the overall employment rate and in median and average salaries.

 

Need legal advice in China? Ask a robotOpen in a New Window

the barbots are nighNeed legal advice in China? Ask a robot

In the remote Chinese province of Qinghai, robots are helping provide legal services to people who live in areas with few human lawyers.

 

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