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Indiana Supreme Court Sends Proposed Changes to Bar Eligibility Out for Comment

Wed, 2023-11-15 14:13

"The Indiana Supreme Court has just posted its own proposed rule amendment, which in some ways is broader than what we proposed," Martin Pritikin, dean of Purdue Global Law, said in a statement emailed to Law.com Wednesday.

       

Jackson Lewis Defends Investigative Report to Client in Defamation Appeal

Wed, 2023-11-15 13:31

A law firm's findings cannot constitute a defamatory statement to a "third party" when they are delivered to the client, attorney tells Second Circuit.

       

Clients Aren't Always on Board with Law Firm Innovation. Now What?

Wed, 2023-11-15 13:22

While law firms may see client resistance as a hurdle to their technology evolution, a collaborative approach is likely the key to true innovation.

       

Breaking Boundaries: Unleashing the Power of Flexibility In Law Firms for Recruitment, Retention, Diversity and Client Expansion

Wed, 2023-11-15 08:44

Embracing flexibility can provide law firms with a range of competitive advantages, from attracting and retaining top talent to fostering diversity and expanding their client bases. This article delves into the numerous benefits of flexible law practices and explore how those practices could contribute to the growth and success of modern law firms.

       

Will AI Finally Disrupt Legal Billing?: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2023-11-15 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Was Nixon Peabody's Representation of Trump 'Worth a Conversation' With Other Partners?

Wed, 2023-11-15 04:00

"If you're a firm that represents Donald Trump, well, guess what? That's who you are. I don't care if it's a parking ticket," noted consultant Bruce MacEwen.

       

PwC Loses More Attorneys in Australia as Partners Leave for Construction Boutique

Wed, 2023-11-15 00:42

Nine Australian partners have left since PwC's tax scandal made headlines.

       

White & Case Among Trio of US Firms Announcing Global Partner Promotions

Tue, 2023-11-14 23:14

Cleary Gottlieb and Ropes & Gray have also elevated people across their global offices.

       

Justice Department's Antitrust Division Needs More Personnel, Chief Tells Lawmakers

Tue, 2023-11-14 19:11

"Without sufficient resources, we can't adequately protect the American public," said Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jonathan Kanter.

       

Ahead of the Curve: Revamping the Go-To Law Schools Survey

Tue, 2023-11-14 18:26

In the coming year, we are going to be adding Go-To Public Interest, Go-To Government, and Go-To Judicial Clerkships—ranking the top 50 law schools that have sent students to those three additional employment outcomes.

       

Supreme Court Lauded for 'First Step' on Ethics, but Reformers Want More

Tue, 2023-11-14 17:38

"It's really rather modest," said Russell Wheeler, of the Brookings Institution. "It's a step in the right direction, that's the general consensus."

       

Maryland Judge Denies Lowe's Attempts to Bury a Slip-and-Fall Suit, Disputes Remain Over Bag of Soil

Tue, 2023-11-14 17:02

"As in Tennant and Smith, the allegedly dangerous condition here was on the floor of a store, but the customer's attention was directed upward. While the bag of soil that Plaintiff tripped on was large and unobstructed, a jury would be entitled to consider whether Plaintiff's attention was reasonably focused on the flowers on display rather than on the ground where she would have seen the bag," U.S. Magistrate Judge Ajmel A. Quereshi for the District of Maryland said.

       

Judge Rejects 'All or Nothing' Dismissals in Social Media Addiction Cases

Tue, 2023-11-14 17:02

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, in Oakland, California, found that some elements of social media sites like Facebook and TikTok were protected under the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, while others were not.

       

Plaintiff Fails to Prove Strict Liability Claim Over Surgical Implant Used in the '80s

Tue, 2023-11-14 16:01

A federal judge in Massachusetts has granted summary judgment to defendant Schepens Eye Research Institute on the sole remaining claim of strict

       

Indiana Supreme Court Asked to Take 'Cutting Edge' Approach to Third-Party Spoliation Causes of Action

Tue, 2023-11-14 15:59

"Counsel, if we adopt your theory, having studied what other states are doing because it's sort of a new area—not every state has weighed in—we'd have the most liberal interpretation of third-party spoliation in the nation," Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush told plaintiffs counsel from the bench Monday.

       

Judge Censured for Conduct in Criminal Trial Where His Daughter Was the Victim

Tue, 2023-11-14 15:50

After the first day of trial, New Mexico Third Judicial District Judge James T. Martin advised the assistant district attorney in the case to use the phrase "brandish a firearm" rather than asking the jury to find that the defendant "pointed a firearm" at his daughter, according to the opinion.

       

Bar Association's Mandatory Dues Violate 1st Amendment, 5th Circuit Says

Tue, 2023-11-14 14:48

The Louisiana State Bar Association "crossed the line when it promoted purely informational articles absent any tailoring to the legal profession," Judge Jerry Smith wrote for the three-member panel.

       

Colorado Appeals Court Upholds State's Noneconomic Damages Cap as Constitutional

Tue, 2023-11-14 14:47

"Unlike the United States Constitution, the Colorado Constitution does not guarantee the right to a jury trial in civil cases," stated Fox. "Gebert alternatively argues that we should overrule this precedent and recognize the civil jury trial right under the Colorado Constitution."

       

Lewis & Clark Law Dean Stepping Down After 10-Year Tenure

Tue, 2023-11-14 14:21

"It has been an absolute honor to have served as dean of our law school during these past 10 years," Dean Jennifer Johnson said in a statement. "I am very proud of the achievements of our faculty, students and staff."

       

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