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Nearly 7 in 10 Flunked California's February 2019 Bar Exam

Fri, 2019-05-17 21:56

Still, the success rate—31.4 percent—increased 4.1 percentage points from the historically low pass rate of 27.3 percent recorded in February 2018.

         

Greg Craig Says Nothing 'Tawdry' About Helping Manafort's Daughter Get a Skadden Job

Fri, 2019-05-17 17:15

The new court filings, which include email correspondence and memos, offered a peek inside the hiring practices of one of the country's highest-grossing law firms.

         

Global Lawyers Discouraged by Trade War

Fri, 2019-05-17 16:40

The escalating conflict between the U.S. and China will not be good for the law firms in the long-term, global trade attorneys say.

         

Ex-Partner's Suit Targets Pierce Bainbridge's Ties With Litigation Funder

Fri, 2019-05-17 16:34

The lawsuit raised serious allegations about Pierce Bainbridge's relationship with a litigation funder and questioned the background of name partner Jim Bainbridge.

         

ABA Toughens Bar-Pass Standard for Law Schools

Fri, 2019-05-17 16:23

The American Bar Association's legal education body approved on Friday a closely watched proposal to strengthen the bar pass accreditation standard for law schools after declining to reach a decision in February.

         

Skilled in the Art: Did SCOTUS Just Gift Universities an IPR Break? + NPE Litigation Just Got Easier to Follow

Fri, 2019-05-17 15:42

The Supreme Court on overruled a 40-year-old decision on sovereign immunity between the states.

         

'My Stomach Flipped': How a Houston Lawyer Got Caught in a $400,000 Scam

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:26

For five years, attorney Roy Elizondo has been embroiled in a dispute with Cadence Bank, where he kept his IOLTA account, over who is liable for the lost funds, which the bank has demanded he repay.

         

Mental Health, Heartbeat Bills, 1L Life: What You Said

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:53

Law.com's launch of the Minds Over Matters mental health initiative mined deeply personal quotes from members of the legal community. For a look at

         

Trump Loses Another DACA Case in US Appeals Court

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:39

A divided panel said the administration's move violated the Administrative Procedure Act because it did not offer a sufficient explanation for winding down DACA.

         

Roberta Kaplan and Tina Tchen Launch Anti-Harassment Training Firm

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:34

Roberta Kaplan is the founder of NY-based litigation boutique Kaplan Hecker & Fink, which she established in 2017, leaving Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to do so. While she has represented a number of high-profile clients, she is perhaps best known for successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.

         

You've Got That Friday Feeling, So Take This Week's News Quiz

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:32

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In the 'Chaos': Stephen Boyd Is DOJ's Point Man as Democrats Dial Up Pressure

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:18

“None of us saw at that early stage the chaos Stephen would have to wade through, said Ronald Weich, a former head of DOJ's office of legislative affairs.

         

Wading into Roe, Super Hero, Good-bye Caesar: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2019-05-17 06:00

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

         

Tips from the Top: 8 GCs Share How to Get Ahead

Fri, 2019-05-17 00:53

We asked the former general counsel of Starbucks, Delta Airlines, AIG and other major companies for their best career advice. Here's what they had to say.

         

Outside the Office, They Want Inside Your Pants

Fri, 2019-05-17 00:30

An astounding 49.6% of sexual harassment in the legal profession occurs at work social events, according to a sweeping survey from the International Bar Association.

         

A New Chapter for The Law Firm Disrupted

Thu, 2019-05-16 21:00

Big Law is enjoying an economic boom. What happens when it ends?

         

How Can Midsize Law Firms Make the Most of RFPs? Respond to Fewer

Thu, 2019-05-16 20:00

When it comes to responding to RFPs, midsize firms' biggest advantage over their larger competitors may be not always having to respond to RFPs.

         

Greenberg Traurig Opens Milan Office

Thu, 2019-05-16 19:37

The new office is Greenberg's fifth in Europe.

         

Larger GDPR Fines Are on the Way, Privacy Experts Say

Thu, 2019-05-16 18:44

As companies have to grapple with different regulations concerning data privacy, they also need to expect that European regulators will dole out higher fines on companies that violate the GDPR.

         

These Georgia DAs Won't Prosecute Women for Violations of New Abortion Law

Thu, 2019-05-16 18:37

The state's new law criminalizes abortion after a woman is about six weeks pregnant.

         

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