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How I Made Practice Group Deputy Chair: 'I Have Had the Skill Set, Work Ethic and Dedication to Belong in and Lead Any Room,' Says Alicia Tallbe of Yankwitt

2 hours 48 min ago

"If you are known within your firm as the person others want to come to for guidance, advice and support. a leadership role is the next natural step."


'Suckers' and Showstoppers: Everyone's Watching the Supreme Court's 2022 IP Docket

Tue, 2022-09-27 18:54

The court kicks off Term 2022 with arguments next month in the Andy Warhol fair-use case. Multiple life science companies are also asking the court to take up their patent cases, while a case on trademark extraterritoriality appears destined for certiorari.


Unwed Biological Father's Due Process Rights Violated for Denying Paternity Petition, High Court Holds

Tue, 2022-09-27 18:26

"As the Court explained in Lehr, where a relationship is established between father and child that 'demonstrates a full commitment to the responsibilities of parenthood' the Constitution protects that relationship," Justice Robyn Brody wrote for the unanimous panel. "'But the mere existence of a biological link does not merit equivalent constitutional protection.'"


3rd Circ. Sides With American Airlines Over Firing of Employee for Racially Insensitive Facebook Posts

Tue, 2022-09-27 18:24

"As Koslosky points to no evidence of pretext, we are thus left with one conclusion: American fired her because her racially insensitive social media posts violated its policies and generated an outcry from employees and customers alike," stated Judge Thomas L. Ambro. "Because this is a legitimate justification for her ouster, we are not persuaded that the company violated any law here."


Early Decision Programs Pose Risks to Applicants and Law Schools Alike

Tue, 2022-09-27 17:44

"If admitted, you will get early confirmation of where you will be going to law school," said Dave Killoran, chief executive officer of PowerScore Test Preparation, "but is that really all that valuable?"


State Bar Confirms Investigation Into Two Prominent Trial Lawyers

Tue, 2022-09-27 17:29

The state bar said it's disclosing a probe of Mark Geragos and Brian Kabateck "for protection of the public." Geragos accused the bar of "deflecting" from recent legislative criticism of the agency's priorities.


Indiana Law Requiring Burial, Cremation of Fetal Tissue Burdens Patients' Religious and Moral Beliefs, Federal Judge Says

Tue, 2022-09-27 16:49

"Today's ruling is a potent reminder that people do not lose cherished rights under the First Amendment the moment they become pregnant and a victory for those seeking and providing vital pregnancy care," Rupali Sharma, senior counsel and director at the Lawyering Project, said in a statement Tuesday regarding Young's ruling. "Hoosiers will not sit idly by while politicians work to erase their rights and disregard their dignity in service of their ideological agendas."


How to Make It: Gen Z and the Legal Profession, Part 4 — Retaining Talent: How Big Law, Young Lawyers, and Legal Tech Come Together

Tue, 2022-09-27 15:33

If you're not doing right by your lawyers, there's never been a better time to open your own law firm.


Federal Judge Takes Aim at Legal Process for Targeting Counterfeit Merchandisers

Tue, 2022-09-27 15:31

The rebound in concert tours and ticket revenues as 2022 has unfolded gives the live events industry hope for a strong 2023, too. For many tours, though, it's income from merchandise that makes the tour profitable. Thus, the rise in the number of artists touring also means a parallel resurgence in the activities of counterfeit-merchandise sellers and renewed efforts by the industry to battle its long-time problem with the sale of counterfeit merchandise near event venues.


David Boies: 'Who Gets to Decide What the Righteous Causes Are?'

Tue, 2022-09-27 15:30

"When we began to say only people that are minimally acceptable get legal representation, the problem with that is who gets to determine who's minimally acceptable," Boies said.


How to Make It: Gen Z and the Legal Profession, Part 3 — Making Sure Your Firm's Diversity Initiative Is Not Shortsighted

Tue, 2022-09-27 14:38

I don't think we've seen the last of this struggle, but I do think we're going to see law firms that "get it" and excel.


How to Make It: Gen Z and the Legal Profession, Part 2 — How Transparency and the Sharing Culture of Gen Zers Will Disrupt Law Firms

Tue, 2022-09-27 14:30

One of the interesting things about the youngest generation entering the practice of law right now is that there are communities, especially on social media, that are very transparent about their careers.


How to Make It: Gen Z and the Legal Profession, Part 1 — Where's the @#$%&! Road Map to Leadership?

Tue, 2022-09-27 13:57

There is no one-size-fits-all path to partner anymore.


Lawsuit Filed to Stop Implementation of Biden's Student Debt Cancellation Plan

Tue, 2022-09-27 13:49

A challenge to the controversial student debt forgiveness plan has been in the works since it was first announced in August.


'As Wrong as It Is Consequential.' Marriott Appeals Certification Order in Data Breach Case

Tue, 2022-09-27 11:43

Marriott filed its opening brief on Monday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse a May 3 order certifying classes of hotel guests impacted by a 2018 data breach.


New Instructions on Prejudgment Interest, Workplace Harassment, Pet Injuries Highlight Update to Maryland Civil Jury Instructions

Tue, 2022-09-27 09:57

A linked page from the Maryland State Bar Association for purchasing the publication notes that the 2022 replacement-pages publication replaces "ALL Pages in the Fifth Edition."


UCI Law's Press Freedom Project Receives $225K Grant

Tue, 2022-09-27 09:56

"The grant will ensure that students will continue assisting local journalists to challenge government secrecy and wrongful police arrests of journalists," Susan E. Seager, adjunct law professor and head of the Press Freedom and Transparency practice at the Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic at UCI, said in a statement.


How I Made Partner: 'The Traits That Make Us Different Are Key Factors in Our Success,' Says Charlene Gedeus of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Tue, 2022-09-27 09:00

"Oftentimes we avoid doing things out of fear of failure and general fear of the unknown. I would tell my younger self, 'I know you are scared, do it anyway.'"


Have Associates Become Too Entitled?

Tue, 2022-09-27 07:14

Partners are growing increasingly frustrated with what they believe is a growing list of unreasonable demands from juniors, while associates argue they are simply drawing much-needed lines on areas such as work-life balance.


M&A Slowdown Has Law Firms Making Personnel Decisions: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-09-27 06:00

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