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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.

 

Texas Young Lawyers Association launch literacy program called "Bookshelves in Courthouses"Open in a New Window

bookshelfTexas Young Lawyers Association launch literacy program called "Bookshelves in Courthouses"

Bookshelves in Courtrooms is promoting literacy by stocking shelves in courthouses with books for kids.

 

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."

 

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