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'Nice Lawyers Finish First,' Ethics Experts Say as State Disciplinary Panel Recommends 3-Year Suspension for 'Abusive' Emails to Opposing Counsel

Wed, 2022-01-12 21:01

An Illinois lawyer could be facing disciplinary action after referring to another attorney as a "piece of poop" and threatening to "flay him on a public pillory."

       

9th Circuit Rules That UCLA Must Face Title IX Suit

Wed, 2022-01-12 18:13

The University of California, Los Angeles must face a graduate student's Title IX lawsuit alleging that the school discriminated against him on the basis of sex during a disciplinary investigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Jan. 11.

       

Lawyers Push Back Against Ban of Jury Trials: Federal Defenders Plan to Petition SCOTUS

Wed, 2022-01-12 17:50

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week rejected a request for en banc review in its overturning of a trial judge's dismissal of a criminal case under the Speedy Trial Act.

       

Senate Confirms Gabriel Sanchez to 9th Circuit

Wed, 2022-01-12 16:57

During his nomination hearing, Republicans repeatedly pressed Sanchez on his work in Gov. Jerry Brown's office, overseeing the adoption of regulations implementing California's Proposition 57.

       

Compliance Hot Spots: The Post-Enron Law at the Center of Jan. 6 Investigations + Carnival Cruise Line Faulted For Compliance Failures

Wed, 2022-01-12 16:35

Investigations by the Justice Department and a House select committee have both homed in on a federal obstruction statute enacted as part of a corporate reform law following the Enron scandal of the early 2000s.

       

Am Law 100 Firms Make Strategic Plays for Lucrative Business Consultancy Markets

Wed, 2022-01-12 16:01

These growth vehicles help advance a firm's strategy by differentiating its offering to clients of strategic importance, said consultant Kent Zimmermann.

       

Kirkland Expands IP Trial Team in Austin With McKool Smith Litigator

Wed, 2022-01-12 15:24

Kat Li, who had been McKool Smith's firmwide hiring principal, will help Kirkland & Ellis expand its Texas trial practice.

       

With Competitive Billing Rates and Lower Costs, Midsize Firms Led Profit Gains

Wed, 2022-01-12 15:13

Midsize firms benefited from a confluence of factors last year. "We've gotten more at-bats in the last 12 to 18 months than we were getting before COVID hit," said one midsize firm leader.

       

In-House Lawyers Rarely Get to Go on Sabbatical. Might That Soon Change?

Wed, 2022-01-12 14:14

"The attrition is so high, the profession is having whiplash. I think one of the cures for that whiplash is to build in time off in a more significant way than we traditionally have," legal recruiter Kathryn Holt Richardson said.

       

More than Just a Purchase, a Partnership: Tips for Success with Cloud-based Practice Management In 2022

Wed, 2022-01-12 14:09

While functionality and features are important, there are a number of additional considerations when evaluating a practice management solution. Will your platform provider serve as a partner that will offer expert guidance and be invested in your ongoing success?

       

Roundup Trial in Missouri Postponed Due to COVID-19 Omicron Surge

Wed, 2022-01-12 13:52

A Jan. 31 jury trial in Kansas City, Missouri, over the pesticide Roundup was postponed on Tuesday after Monsanto raised concerns about rising COVID-19 cases.

       

Amid Rising COVID Concerns, NCBE Says Remote February Bar Exam No Longer Possible, but Offers Makeup Options

Wed, 2022-01-12 13:24

"We are all facing a dynamic situation regarding COVID-19, so ExamSoft has continually maintained and communicated a timeline with clear milestone requirements to allow for a remote bar exam administration," an a spokesperson for bar exam software-maker ExamSoft told Law.com on Wednesday.

       

'What Are We Really Doing Here?': Indiana Asks 7th Circuit to Consider State's Abortion Restrictions Ahead of SCOTUS Decision in 'Dobbs'

Wed, 2022-01-12 12:45

On Wednesday, a three-judge appellate panel heard oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health Alliance v. Rokita, in which the state is appealing an Indiana federal judge's ruling blocking several abortion restrictions.

       

International Firms Continued to Dominate European M&A Deals in 2021

Wed, 2022-01-12 12:31

Deals involving European targets totaled $1.4 trillion for the full-year 2021, a 14-year high.

       

How I Made Practice Group Leader: 'I Spend Time Making Sure Every Team Member Is Positioned to Succeed,' Says Franca Harris Gutierrez of Wilmer

Wed, 2022-01-12 10:40

"Fully know your subject area. Only then can you mentor and manage others."

       

Tensions Flare Over Biden's 6th Circuit Nominee, Selected Without Support of Home State Senators

Wed, 2022-01-12 10:32

"Simply put, there shouldn't be one set of rules for Republican nominees under Republican presidents and a different set for nominees under Democratic presidents," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin.

       

Dan Abrams to Join Legalweek 2022's Opening Keynote Lineup

Wed, 2022-01-12 10:30

Abrams, chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and CEO & founder of Abrams Media, will join Don Lemon and ALM's editorial team for the Amplified, Polarized & Digitized: Navigating the Current State of Communication keynote on Wednesday, March 9.

       

Prince Andrew Not Shielded by Epstein Settlement Agreement With Accuser, US Judge Rules

Wed, 2022-01-12 10:20

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan also rejected Prince Andrew's constitutional challenge to a state law that extended the statute of limitations for child victims of sexual abuse.

       

COVID Court Cancellations Cause Consternation: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-01-12 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

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