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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.

 

Does the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam foreshadow uniform regulation?Open in a New Window

Jayne ReardonDoes the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam foreshadow uniform regulation? 

 As the legal landscape evolves, the interest in attorney qualification, admission to the bar, and regulation is growing. 

 

Justice Ginsburg suggests she has at least five more years on the Supreme CourtOpen in a New Window

RGB looking forwardJustice Ginsburg suggests she has at least five more years on the Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to stay on the Supreme Court until the age of 90.

 

The future of independent law schools is in perilOpen in a New Window

old schoolThe future of independent law schools is in peril

Stand-alone law schools don't enjoy the same financial security as their university-based counterparts?

 

The highest Court in the landOpen in a New Window

full court pressThe highest Court in the land

Directly above the nation's most important tribunal is another type of court, where victors emerge not with five votes and a majority opinion but with 21 points and a margin of at least two. 

 

Is the American Bar Association passe?Open in a New Window

run agroundIs the American Bar Association passe?

Why has the ABA lost its mojo and what?if anything?can it do to restore it? 

 

Memo says ABA risks ?withering on the vine? without dues overhaulOpen in a New Window

outside the ABAMemo says ABA risks ?withering on the vine? without dues overhaul

The American Bar Association hopes that lowering its costs for membership, adding free CLE and curating content to members' individual interests will convince more lawyers to sign up, reversing an ongoing revenue slide.

 

When the numbers don't add up: Vermont law schools tenured faculty purge and what it portendsOpen in a New Window

down the holeWhen the numbers don't add up: Vermont law schools tenured faculty purge and what it portends

Vermont Law School (Vermont) recently announced it had issued pink slips to 14 of its 19 tenured faculty members.

 

A shrinking, aging bar will present many challengesOpen in a New Window

Mark DuboisA shrinking, aging bar will present many challenges

...many states are faced with what some call the ?senior tsunami? of older lawyers moving through the pipeline.

 

Are Luddite judges really a problem?Open in a New Window

court gavelAre Luddite judges really a problem?

Concern over the ability or willingness of aging judges to keep up with rapid changes in technology is nothing new.

 

Once the addicted lawyer becomes impaired, it may be too lateOpen in a New Window

addictionOnce the addicted lawyer becomes impaired, it may be too late

If you?ve ever known lawyers who struggled with addiction or a mental health problem, chances are they were quite reluctant to admit anything was wrong.

 

Lawyers as first responders after the Parkland High School shootingOpen in a New Window

Lawyers as first responders after the Parkland High School shooting

Anthony Karrat

In the case of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD), many attorneys from Legal Aid Service of Broward County acted as emergency responders...

 

In rural America, jail populations are skyrocketingOpen in a New Window

In rural America, jail populations are skyrocketing

Hands in cuffs... the Supreme Court held in 1987 that while it is sometimes necessary to jail defendants before their trials - ... this is to be a "carefully limited" practice.

 

Justice Kennedy may be off the bench but he's still workingOpen in a New Window

Justice Kennedy may be off the bench but he's still working

Justice Anthony KennedyJustice Anthony Kennedy will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court later this month. But that doesn?t mean he?s done with legal work.

 

How The Florida Bar is confronting gender biasOpen in a New Window

How The Florida Bar is confronting gender bias

Michelle SuskauerIn her first day of work as a public defender, she walked in feeling confident, briefcase in hand. She was asked if she was the interpreter.

 

Sherlock Holmes may not have been a real crime fighter, but his author wasOpen in a New Window

Sherlock Holmes may not have been a real crime fighter, but his author was

Conan Doyle for the DefenseEven now, it is said, people still send letters to Sherlock Holmes, asking for the great detective?s help in solving a crime or righting an injustice.

 

Court battle could expose secretive law school accreditationOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Order in the court: When will the #MeToo movement reach the judiciary?Open in a New Window

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.

 

Found: Rosa Parks Montgomery boycott filesOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Wisconsin Supreme Court takes a small step to address pay for lawyers representing indigent defendanOpen in a New Window

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.

 

Chief Justice John Roberts inherits expanded role as the Supreme Courts new man in the middleOpen in a New Window

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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