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Arizona Republicans Likely to Appeal Mail-In Voting Challenge to State High Court, Lead Counsel Says

Thu, 2023-01-19 23:39

"Since this case is about issue of first impression, we always believed it would end up before the Arizona Supreme Court," said counsel to the AZGOP, Alexander Kolodin of the Davillier Law Group. "No trial court or court of appeals is going to upset the apple cart on something this major."


Siding With Plaintiffs, Federal Judges Kicks Nine Lawsuits Against Zantac Manufacturers Back to State Court

Thu, 2023-01-19 23:10

"Could the plaintiffs have filed a motion that made their intent clearer, such as by expressly disclaiming any request to consolidate for trial? Yes, they could have—and no doubt wished they did. But my role is not to grade or foot-fault the quality of the plaintiffs' filings. I must decide if the plaintiffs actually proposed consolidation for a joint trial. They did not," U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer wrote.


The Influx of Wealth Into Singapore Could Be a Major Boon for Lawyers

Thu, 2023-01-19 19:55

Lawyers say the decades Singapore has dedicated to building and finessing its systems, regulations, and image as a hub for financial services, technology and innovation as well as dispute resolution, are finally paying off.


New Notre Dame Law Program Helps Diverse Students Network With Big Law Employers

Thu, 2023-01-19 18:15

"The networking opportunities were a way to strengthen our shared DEI goals with our law firm partners, and promote efforts to increase diversity among top law firms by directly connecting firms with top-tier candidates from communities underrepresented in the legal profession," Max Gaston, Notre Dame Law School's director of DEI, said in a statement.


Law Firms Kick Off 2023 With Westward Push in Smaller Markets

Thu, 2023-01-19 17:37

Two Am Law 100 law firms this month landed in smaller cities out West, reflecting the larger trends of law firms pursuing secondary markets and expanding in the region.


The Law Firm Disrupted: No Sense in Wishing That ESG 'Just Goes Away'

Thu, 2023-01-19 17:19

Corporate leaders may be tired of the pressure to focus on the social and environmental consequences of doing business. Law firm bosses might feel the same way, but they've also got an upside.


Uncertainty Plagues 3M Combat Earplug Global Settlement as Judge Declares 'Impasse'

Thu, 2023-01-19 16:35

A federal judge in the multidistrict litigation scrapped mediation talks this week, while, in bankruptcy court, 16 plaintiffs firms opposed a request for more time to come up with a Chapter 11 reorganization plan.


Why Lawyers Should Dig Deep With Their Mentees

Thu, 2023-01-19 16:30

In this week's episode, Natasha Cortes of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen shares how to prioritize mentorship, even with mounting workloads and pressures from economic uncertainty.


The Upheaval in Big Law Will Make History

Thu, 2023-01-19 15:46

Now that some practice areas have slowed down, and now that there's more pressure on law firms' bottom line, firms and partners are considering options they have put off for years or hadn't considered at all.


More Law Schools Launch Hybrid JD Programs

Thu, 2023-01-19 15:42

"For many of our students, a law degree is only possible if they are able to pursue that dream while working and supporting families," Karen E. Bravo, dean of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Gerald L. Bepko professor of law, said in a statement.


'This Is the Future': New Marketing Agency Aims to Reach Attorneys, Law Students Through 'Legal Influencers'

Thu, 2023-01-19 15:25

The newly launched Legal Influencer Marketing Agency, or LIMA, represents online influencers who can help connect legal tech companies, universities and nonprofits to lawyers and law students through social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Higher Law: California's Supreme Court Considers a Preemption Debate Over Cannabis Enforcement

Thu, 2023-01-19 15:00

"If, as petitioner contends, cities and counties cannot enforce their cannabis regulations in criminal court proceedings, then the ability of amici's members to protect public health and safety is significantly impaired," lawyers for California cities and counties told the state Supreme Court.


Two More Law Schools—and a Medical School—Boycott US News Rankings

Thu, 2023-01-19 14:36

Michael F. Barry, president and dean of South Texas Law Houston, said that in two open letters to law school deans, U.S. News has acknowledged law schools' concerns and has promised that it will make significant changes in the calculations, but he criticized the news agency for not disclosing the proposed changes.


SCOTUS Investigation Fails to Identify Leaker of Abortion Opinion Draft

Thu, 2023-01-19 14:22

In a statement and report released Thursday, the high court said the investigation, handled by the U.S. Marshals Service, included interviews with nearly 100 court employees and analysis of forensic evidence but the effort came up short.


'You've Got to Move Quickly': Companies Seeking Leniency for Self-Reporting Crimes Can't Lollygag

Thu, 2023-01-19 14:16

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite Jr. said the new Department of Justice policy "is sending an undeniable message: Come forward, cooperate and remediate."


Inside Track: HR's Embrace of AI Will Keep Legal Departments Busy

Thu, 2023-01-19 12:58

"Ensuring responsible use of AI is a team sport requiring engagement from the business, marketing, security, privacy, legal, compliance, and human resources departments," Morgan Lewis said in a client briefing.


3 Days in the Office Is the New Normal at Am Law 100 Firms

Thu, 2023-01-19 10:16

A total of 34% of the firms mandate attendance firmwide three days a week and another 33% encourage it, according to a new return-to-office survey by Savills Legal Tenant Practice Group.


As Productivity Drops, Will AFAs Rise?: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2023-01-19 05:00

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Lawyers Bracing for Litigation Surge as GOP House Takes Up Sharpened Investigatory Sword

Wed, 2023-01-18 23:56

"As congressional norms are challenged by those holding power, the people squeezed in the collapse of those congressional norms will go to court to seek help," said Paul Hastings investigation partner Matt Herrington.