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After Noncompete Fight, Recruiter's Move to Join Jane Roberts at Mlegal Is Official

Tue, 2020-05-19 15:15

Roberts, the legal recruiter and wife of Chief Justice John Roberts, has a new recruiting partner in D.C. now that Lauren Drake has emerged from litigation and followed her to Mlegal from Major, Lindsey & Africa.


Barr's Move to Drop Flynn Case Puts Spotlight on 1977 US Supreme Court Ruling

Tue, 2020-05-19 15:12

Legal academics are combing through historical records to provide some answers—or clues—to the range of options available to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia as he weighs the Justice Department's decision to ditch the Flynn case.


'Quiet. Mom's in Court': Akerman Miami Partner Describes Taking Part in Historic High Court Virtual Hearing

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:47

Chief Justice Charles Canady has made a push to restore more court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and is exploring long-term remote court concepts as part of a task force he created.


Online LSAT Makes Its Debut—With a Few Glitches

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:19

About 10,000 aspiring attorneys are taking the LSAT Flex at home this week, which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Michigan Is the Latest to Move July Bar Exam Online

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:12

Michigan's pared down online test will consist only of state-specific essay questions.


Citing 'Highly Uncertain' Schedule for Civil Matters, Judge Urges Parties to Consider Settling

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:25

"At this juncture, no assurances can be given as to when civil trials can be resumed, and if so, whether a further suspension due to public health developments will be necessary," wrote San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg. "Accordingly, it would seem to be an optimal time for the parties to initiate or renew an exploration of possible settlement or some other form of alternative dispute resolution."


Law Firm Leasing Activity Craters as Industry Rethinks Its Real Estate Footprint

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:33

Firms may reduce their square footage by 10% to 15% even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, said one real estate adviser.


Ahead of the Curve: Here Come the Coronavirus Classes

Tue, 2020-05-19 09:59

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at a wave of new law school courses centered on COVID-19, plus legal academics are finding some levity amid the pandemic.


7 People, 4 Lawyers, 3 Dogs and Spotty Wi-Fi: In Quarantine With O'Melveny Chairman Brad Butwin

Tue, 2020-05-19 09:54

At 63 straight family dinners and counting, the Butwin clan is finding challenges and rewards.


Hausfeld's London Office Extends Remote Working Option Until December

Tue, 2020-05-19 07:55

The litigation boutique has made the decision based on responses from a survey of its London workforce.


Irell & Manella's Pivotal Moment, Fifth Circuit Nominee, SCOTUS Passes on Facebook Case: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.


ABA Says Trump Pick Cory Wilson is 'Well Qualified' For Fifth Circuit Seat

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:57

If confirmed, Cory Wilson will be President Donald Trump's sixth judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


SCOTUS Passes on Facebook Fight Over Criminal Defendants' Social Media Access

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:38

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari in a case exploring the constitutionality of a platform's refusal to turn over user communications that could help alleged criminals build their defense.


Boston Market Promotes General Counsel to President, Names New Legal Head

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:23

With the newly named CEO returning to the chief operating officer role, Randy Miller as president becomes the top executive at the restaurant company.


Stinson Names First-Ever Female Managing Partner to Lead Its Next Strategic Moves

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:16

Incoming managing partner Allison Murdock said Stinson is looking to expand its ranks across its 13 offices, and is eyeing other markets to expand into.


SC Judge Postpones Asbestos Trials, but Cautions: 'The Judicial System Must Adapt'

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:14

Former South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Joan Toal insisted that depositions and hearings continue in the asbestos cases, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. "Discovery in these cases may be less convenient than the norm," she wrote. "Inconvenience, in comparison to delaying justice in not just these cases, but the ones that come after, is not a valid basis to stop discovery."


Congress Scrutinizes Federal Judiciary's Proposed Block on Federalist Society Memberships

Mon, 2020-05-18 15:48

Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, asked the Judicial Conference to hand over materials on the creation of the draft advisory opinion by June 1.


Ex-Jones Day Partner Justin Herdman Picked to Succeed Shea as DC's US Attorney

Mon, 2020-05-18 15:04

The Harvard law grad and former white-collar partner would take over a U.S. attorney's office reeling from leadership questions in recent months.


John Gotti's Lawyer, Miami Criminal Defense Legend Albert Krieger, Has Died

Mon, 2020-05-18 14:58

"Liberty is less well defended with Albert's passing," said fellow criminal defense attorney and friend Martin G. Weinberg.


U.S. Soccer Federation Settles With Charitable Arm Over 'Hijacked' Trademarks

Mon, 2020-05-18 11:09

Quinn Emanuel and Crowell & Moring had been litigating a dispute over the organizations' trademarks for the last 18 months.