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New service offers flat-fee limited scope legal services. Sound similar to Avvo but it's notOpen in a New Window

go to the lawNew service offers flat-fee limited scope legal services. Sound similar to Avvo but it's not

Basic Counsel bills itself as ?legal help with no surprises.? Consumers know up front what it will cost?

 

Northwestern law dean cites school's difficult time as reason for faculty cutsOpen in a New Window

Northwestern LawNorthwestern law dean cites school's difficult time as reason for faculty cuts

Dean Kimberly Yuracko is reducing the number of staff, clinical and nontenure-track lecturers in order to cut operating expenses.

 

Philadelphia Bar Assn. to auction off antique art collection portraitsOpen in a New Window

Horace BinneyPhiladelphia Bar Assn. to auction off antique art collection portraits

Representing 200 years of Philadelphia?s legal history, an art collection is going up for auction this month.

 

A new poll finds majority of Americans support term limits for Supreme Court justicesOpen in a New Window

Supreme Court No 18A new poll finds majority of Americans support term limits for Supreme Court justices

The majority of Americans support the idea of setting term limits or an age for retirement for Supreme Court justices.

 

Rebranding has hit the legal industry as firms seek the right fitOpen in a New Window

digital overkillRebranding has hit the legal industry as firms seek the right fit

More and more firms are trimming away legacy partner names and drawing up new logos in an effort to slim down their monikers and change their public image.

 

New State Bar of Calif. task force looks to tech, regulations to bring access to justiceOpen in a New Window

TRONNew State Bar of Calif. task force looks to tech, regulations to bring access to justice

The task force was created ?to provide low- and moderate-income Californians and those living in rural areas with more legal services.

 

LexisNexis launches Rule of Law news coverage by Law360Open in a New Window

Law360LexisNexis launches Rule of Law news coverage by Law360

Access to Justice Law360 will focus its coverage on vulnerable and disadvantaged populations and their ability to receive equal treatment within criminal and civil justice systems. 

 

Justice Kennedy laments the 'low point' we've reached in our civic dialogueOpen in a New Window

Justice KennedyJustice Kennedy laments the 'low point' we've reached in our civic dialogue

?It?s our duty to use freedom of speech in a responsible way,? in a ?kind? way, and ?we?re not doing it,? he said.

 

Justice O'Connor's diagnosis highlights 'inevitability' of dementia among lawyersOpen in a New Window

dementia & lawyersJustice O'Connor's diagnosis highlights 'inevitability' of dementia among lawyers

While law firms are still underprepared, some recent initiatives may help prepare them for a world in which lawyers are practicing later and later into old age.

 

A conservative group's closed door 'training' of judicial clerks raises concernsOpen in a New Window

agenda academyA conservative group's closed door 'training' of judicial clerks raises concerns

 The closed-door ?training academy? was aimed at a select group: recent law school graduates who had secured prestigious clerkships with federal judges.

 

Justice Kagan favors life tenure but doesn't dismiss term limitsOpen in a New Window

Justice KaganJustice Kagan favors life tenure but doesn't dismiss term limits

 Life tenure, Justice Elena Kagan says, helps "make us independent" by making sure that justices don't color their decision-making to please a future employer.

 

Survey finds law isn't tops but is early on undergrads' degree listOpen in a New Window

Survey says...Survey finds law isn't tops but is early on undergrads' degree list

 Based on a recent Gallup survey, it appears few undergraduates are thinking about law school?

 

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor discloses dementia diagnosis and a final goalOpen in a New Window

Justice O'ConnorJustice Sandra Day O'Connor discloses dementia diagnosis and a final goal

 "I hope that I have inspired young people about civic engagement and helped pave the pathway for women who may have faced obstacles pursuing their careers."

 

I thought jury duty was for suckers - until I helped save an innocent man from convictionOpen in a New Window

12 Apathetic MenI thought jury duty was for suckers - until I helped save an innocent man from conviction

Jury duty is not a punch line. I helped decide a case about police, a black driver and a traffic stop, and I never felt more significant as a citizen.

 

SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts talks about the court's shrinking docket and moreOpen in a New Window

Chief Justice RobertsSCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts talks about the court's shrinking docket and more

 Chief Justice John Roberts said he is among the justices who think the Supreme Court should decide more cases than the 75 or fewer that they?ve ruled on in recent years.

 

Could an ex-convict become an attorney?Open in a New Window

rehabilitationCould an ex-convict become an attorney?

 Could an ex-convict become an attorney? I intended to find out.

 

Legal help offered to Hurricane Michael victims in GeorgiaOpen in a New Window

Hurricane MichaelLegal help offered to Hurricane Michael victims in Georgia

"I can't describe how shattered the landscape is," said one lawyer who survived the storm in Bainbridge.

 

Now you can file suits the same way you find hookups on TinderOpen in a New Window

swipe rightsNow you can file suits the same way you find hookups on Tinder

Exorbitant legal fees, seemingly endless bureaucracy and an uncertain time investment mean that the decision to pursue legal action against a company or an individual is often fraught with hesitation.

 

Suffolk and Stanford create a game to help drive access to justiceOpen in a New Window

justice gamifiedSuffolk and Stanford create a game to help drive access to justice

Here?s an idea: What if there was a way to promote access to justice while having fun at the same time?

 

Study finds law schools are losing $1.5 billion annually in tuitionOpen in a New Window

down down downStudy finds law schools are losing $1.5 billion annually in tuition

A comprehensive analysis of how law schools have responded to the shrinking applicant pool concludes that the decision by top law schools to reduce their class sizes likely staved off the closures of 20 weaker law schools.

 

Convicts seeking to clear their records find more prosecutors willing to helpOpen in a New Window

Focus on the GoodConvicts seeking to clear their records find more prosecutors willing to help

At least 20 states have created or broadened expungement and sealing laws since the beginning of 2017.

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's unlikely path to the Supreme CourtOpen in a New Window

Justice GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg's unlikely path to the Supreme Court

The celebrity of Justice Ginsburg obscures the controversy that jeopardized her Supreme Court nomination.

 

The LSAT will start transitioning to a digital format in 2019Open in a New Window

standardized & digitalThe LSAT will start transitioning to a digital format in 2019

For the first test, some examinees will be assigned to take the test with a tablet device and others will use paper and pencil.

 

Law schools scrutinizing applicants social media postsOpen in a New Window

The Book of FacesLaw schools scrutinizing applicants social media posts

More than half of law school admissions officials check on the social media pages of applicants?

 

Inside the secret courts of MassachusettsOpen in a New Window

secret courtsInside the secret courts of Massachusetts

Criminal charges often disappear without a trace. There are few rules and fewer records.

 

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