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Ahead of the Curve: New York Isn't the Only State That Prohibits Hybrid JD Grads From Sitting for the Bar

Mon, 2022-08-08 21:23

This week, we're examining two other states, in addition to New York, that place limitations on sitting for the bar for graduates of hybrid J.D. program

       

Spurred by COVID, Conflict-Averse Japan Is Becoming More Litigious

Mon, 2022-08-08 21:00

Traditionally, international arbitration has not been a popular method of dispute resolution among Japanese companies. But it has now come to account for a larger share of revenue for law firms in Japan, with some saying the increase has been dramatic.

       

With Vet Support Bill Set to Become Law, Attorneys Prepare to Represent Camp Lejeune Victims

Mon, 2022-08-08 17:26

Under the PACT Act of 2022, a new federal cause of action included in the veterans-support bill could spur litigation from hundreds of thousands of former Camp Lejeune residents, lawyers said.

       

Former Vice Chancellor Slights Joins Wilson Sonsini as Partner

Mon, 2022-08-08 15:22

Ex-Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III is now the second judge to retire from the Court of Chancery and head to Wilson Sonsini, joining former Chancellor William B. Chandler III

       

After Multiple Revisions, ABA House of Delegates Withdraws Diversity and Inclusion Resolution

Mon, 2022-08-08 14:08

The resolution was withdrawn to await further consideration and discussion with other entities, an ABA spokesperson told Law.com on Monday.

       

ABA House of Delegates Votes to Loosen Restrictions on Distance Education for Law Students

Mon, 2022-08-08 13:03

"This measure is prudent, and provides needed clarification as the new academic year begins," Anthony Crowell, dean and president of New York Law School, told Law.com Monday.

       

How I Made Partner: 'I Can Wrangle, Navigate, and Negotiate,' Says Anu Yerramalli of Latham & Watkins

Mon, 2022-08-08 11:32

Find opportunities that will help build your reputation, both substantively and as a member of the community.

       

It May Not Be Too Late to Assume That Lease

Mon, 2022-08-08 11:19

Given the potentially harsh consequence of failing to timely assume a vital lease, a Chapter 11 debtor must be vigilant to avoid a forfeiture. It is important to know, however, that all might not be lost even if the debtor misses this deadline.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'I Operate With a Strategic Growth Mindset,' Says Greg Davis of Ropes & Gray

Mon, 2022-08-08 11:08

Do your best work, be professional, be kind, and stay open to the possibilities. It's a long, sometimes rough ride, but it's worth it.

       

Legal Departments Ongoing Vendor Cull Is Mixed Blessing for Legal Tech

Mon, 2022-08-08 11:00

Corporate legal department vendor count is still struggling to bounce back, but experts say it could be an opportunity for legal tech companies to brush up on the client services they include in the product.

       

David Sanford Talks Social Justice, Judicial Credibility and the Never-Ending Fight Against Discrimination

Mon, 2022-08-08 10:00

"We're at a crisis point in many ways in the country — in democracy and certainly with respect to the judiciary."

       

Regulatory Credentials | Layoff Pressure | Discovery Fail: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-08-08 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

'Early Warning' Over Law Firm Profits Comes as Demand Drops

Mon, 2022-08-08 05:00

As demand fell and expenses rose, profits-per-lawyer dropped 3.6% last quarter, according to a new report.

       

Eli Lilly, Cummins Issue Warnings on Economic Consequences of Indiana's Abortion Law

Mon, 2022-08-08 00:44

"We are deeply concerned about how this law impacts our people and impedes our ability to attract and retain a diverse workforce in Indiana—concerns that we have voiced to legislators," Cummins stated.

       

Law Professors Say Trump Aides Lack 'Good Faith' Needed for Immunity From Vindman Lawsuit

Mon, 2022-08-08 00:18

The constitutional scholars say their history studying qualified immunity gives them a unique perspective in the dispute.

       

Appellate Court: 'Imperceptibly Wet, Slippery Stairs' Posed a 'Dangerous Condition' for University of Colorado Student

Mon, 2022-08-08 00:15

While the staircase's black coloring may have contributed to the difficulty of Galef perceiving that they were wet, the university "made the stairs more hazardous by subsequently introducing, a wet, slippery substance onto them," the opinion said.

       

'It's Gotten Overcomplicated': Covington's Rani Gupta Says Courts Might Be Jumping to Incorrect Scientific Conclusions in COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases

Fri, 2022-08-05 18:51

Covington & Burling partner Rani Gupta Gupta discusses how insurance recovery litigators are pushing back against courts' assertions that COVID-19 does not result in property damage losses.

       

No A.I. Allowed: Named Inventors Must Be Persons, Federal Circuit Rules

Fri, 2022-08-05 17:42

Friday's decision likely ends a high-profile legal debate over whether the Patent Office can broaden the definition of "inventor" to accommodate creative machines.

       

Plaintiffs Attorneys Seek Additional Sanctions Against Google in Data Privacy Case Over 'Incognito' Searches

Fri, 2022-08-05 17:11

Attorneys from Boies Schiller Flexner, Susman Godfrey and Morgan & Morgan are asking a federal judge to order additional sanctions against Google in a case where the tech company, represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, already had to pay nearly $1 million in attorney fees and costs for discovery-related sanctions.

       

As Hourly Fees Become 'Painful,' Focus Grows on Alternative Fee Arrangements

Fri, 2022-08-05 16:43

"Companies are getting a lot more cost-conscious, and really paying attention to the bottom line," consultant Ken Callander said. "As we move forward, you're gonna see that more."

       

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