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How I Started My Own Law Firm: 'I Like Having the Freedom to Make My Own Decisions,' Says Kelly Burris of Burris Law

3 hours 21 min ago

"I would like to be known as someone who helped open up opportunities for women and minorities—those who are not traditionally in this field."

       

More Than 2,650 Women Partners From 190 Firms Issue Call to Action Post-'Dobbs'

7 hours 3 min ago

"Our presence and leadership within the bar is without question a byproduct of the freedom each of us has had to make reproductive decisions for ourselves," the thousands of signatories from about 190 firms wrote.

       

This Legal Market Just Keeps Growing: The Morning Minute

8 hours 2 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Cyber Practices Are Great for Law Firms—If They Can Find the Right People

9 hours 2 min ago

Law firms already have an uphill climb in competing with other tech-savvy entities in the cyber space. The lack of qualified talent and increasing workloads don't help.

       

Former Interim Dean of Arkansas Law to Join American Association of Law Schools

Fri, 2022-07-01 16:23

Alena Allen, a former interim dean at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law, and "nationally recognized figure in legal education," will become deputy director at the Association of American Law Schools on Aug. 1.

       

Is a Qualified Expert Needed to Explain the Location-Tracking Function of a Cellphone? Appeals Court Says No

Fri, 2022-07-01 16:00

The Maryland Court of Appeals reinstated a man's murder conviction, finding a state's witness did not need to be qualified as an expert to testify that cellphone users can adjust a cellphone's ability to track and collect location data.

       

'He Wished He Had Had the Wherewithal to Step Back': Ohio Attorney Receives 1-Year Suspension for Lying About Client Sexual Relationship

Fri, 2022-07-01 15:33

An Ohio attorney received a one-year suspension for multiple ethics violations after a disciplinary investigation revealed that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a client and made false statements about his conduct to opposing counsel, a police chief and a municipal court.

       

Ohio Bar May Drop Question About Mental Disorder From Character and Fitness Application

Fri, 2022-07-01 15:22

The Ohio bar may drop the question about mental health status from its character and fitness application, in part due to a law student petitioning the state Supreme Court to do so.

       

'A Disturbing Lack of Respect for the Law': Convicted Boston Attorney OK'd to Practice in State Court, but Rejected by Federal Court

Fri, 2022-07-01 15:12

"If an attorney who has committed multiple felonies is ever to be reinstated—a debatable proposition in itself—at a minimum he or she must demonstrate a complete acceptance of responsibility and extraordinary remorse and rehabilitation," U.S. District Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV of the District of Massachusetts wrote in his order filed Tuesday.

       

Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Time to Change Tactics on 101, or Just Wait for a Better Term? + PTO Launches AI Partnership + Judge Freeman Calls Out Firm's 'Possum Act'

Fri, 2022-07-01 15:06

The Supreme Court might be done with patent eligibility for the foreseeable future. Practitioners say that, if there is still a path to review, it's going to require early and careful preparation.

       

3rd Circ.: Port Authority Failed to Prove Ban of 'Black Lives Matter' Face Masks Was Constitutional

Fri, 2022-07-01 14:51

Once the Port Authority received its supply of masks, a new policy continued the restriction on "political or social protest" masks and added a section detailing which masks may be worn.

       

Texas Overtakes Illinois as 4th-Largest US Legal Market by Lawyer Head Count

Fri, 2022-07-01 14:30

By gaining 6.2% lawyers in 2021 compared with 2020, Texas moved past Illinois on total lawyer head count in the NLJ 500 report.

       

Give Them Credit: Attorneys, Mental Health, and the Billable Hour

Fri, 2022-07-01 13:43

By putting their money—that is, their billable hours requirements—where their mouth is, firms will demonstrate they are serious about mental health and well-being—and reap valuable benefits for their bottom line, too.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Make Yourself Irreplaceable. Show Up and Be Dependable,' Says Jennifer Weissman Jette of Friedlander Misler

Fri, 2022-07-01 10:00

"The lesson I learned was to never give up and also never settle."

       

Steptoe's Associate Pay Cuts: Harsh but Fair?: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-07-01 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Global Unease as US Supreme Court Overturns 'Roe'

Fri, 2022-07-01 00:01

The U.S. decision, which runs counter to global trends toward more liberal abortion rights, led almost immediately to a global call to strengthen legal protections for reproductive rights, as well as heightened fears for the knock-on effects on civil rights, privacy rights, women's health, and even local law.

       

Law.com Litigation Trendspotter: Hope Dims—but Persists—for Plaintiffs in COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases

Thu, 2022-06-30 22:06

In recent weeks, insurance companies have racked up even more wins in business interruption cases. But earlier this month, a state appellate court broke rank, providing a potential avenue to victory for some policyholders even as so many others have proven to be dead ends.

       

Big Law Firms Are Still Struggling to Withdraw From Representing Sanctioned Russian Banks

Thu, 2022-06-30 18:16

Latham & Watkins and its client, VTB Bank, have already missed two deadlines to get substitute counsel to file an appearance notice, and requested, in a letter addressed to a federal judge, an additional two-week extension until July 7.

       

Higher Law: Former Cannabis CEO Wants Arbitration Blocked | DOJ Seeks More Time to Defend Pot-and-Guns Suit | Greenspoon Marder Names Cannabis Practice Co-Chair | Fullsend Sues Over Cannabis Mark

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:30

Litigation over a fizzed $100 million dispensary sale and a rule restricting Florida marijuana users' possession of guns advanced this week.

       

DC Sees First Challenge to Gun Laws After Landmark SCOTUS Decision

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:03

The complaint relies on the week-old SCOTUS decision in "Bruen," and colonial-era ordinances, as grounds to roll back D.C.'s ban on firearms in the city's public transit system.

       

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