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Full-Ride Law School Scholarships in Hand, These 10 Black Students Represent the Future of Civil Rights Law

1 hour 56 min ago

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has named the inaugural recipients of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, a $40 million initiative to foster the next generation of Black civil rights attorneys.

       

ABA Pushes Forward With Racism Training Requirement for Law Schools

16 hours 42 min ago

A requirement that law schools train students in "bias, racism and cross-cultural competency" is among a slate of changes to the law school accreditation standards that the American Bar Association is weighing.

       

How 44 AGs Came to Agree on Something That They All Oppose: 'Insta for Kids'

16 hours 55 min ago

"Facebook has a record of failing to protect the safety and privacy of children," said Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III.

       

Women in Law Have New Allies: Men

Fri, 2021-05-14 19:49

Female attorneys and judges at the top of their field in four states all agree that having male allies in the legal profession benefits both groups.

       

Will the Recent CDC Guidelines Along With State Mandates Regarding Face Masks Create Two Classes Of Employees? Is That Even Fair?

Fri, 2021-05-14 17:44

Tasha Norman speaks with Cozen O'Connor partner David Barron about what changing face mask rules mean for the workplace.

       

DC Defense Lawyers Express Shock Over Bernie Grimm's Disbarment Consent

Fri, 2021-05-14 17:13

"Bernie is the bedrock of the D.C. defense bar," said a defense attorney. "For those who go to trial in D.C., this comes as a big blow."

       

'Outer Limits' of Due Process: Monsanto Loses Appeal of Roundup Verdict in 9th Circuit Ruling

Fri, 2021-05-14 16:50

The first federal appeals court to review a Roundup case delivered a sharp rebuke to the pesticide maker, upholding a $25.3 million award, including $20 million in punitive damages. The panel, which ruled on a 2-1 vote, also said plaintiffs' state law claims were not preempted by federal law.

       

Large Law Firms Are Phasing In Office Returns—And the Stakes Are High

Fri, 2021-05-14 16:01

As potential laterals and younger lawyers are evaluating law firm office return policies, Jenner & Block and Ropes & Gray are the latest to announce their own phase-in approach.

       

Judiciary Funding Is Ramped Up by Millions in Newly Revised State Budget

Fri, 2021-05-14 15:23

The budget "proposal bolsters efforts to assist courts recovering from pandemic-related challenges and backlogs," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said.

       

It's 'Google v. Oracle' All Over Again at the 2nd Circuit

Fri, 2021-05-14 14:36

The Andy Warhol Foundation is demanding a rehearing of a recent fair-use decision, on the ground that the Supreme Court's "Google" decision changed the game. Photographer Lynn Goldsmith responded Thursday that "Google" is a fact-bound decision about functional computer code that made no changes to Supreme Court precedent.

       

Gibson Dunn Names Litigation Partner Lipshutz as Firm's First COO

Fri, 2021-05-14 13:53

The Am Law 100 firm is the latest to create a new C-suite role focused on firm strategy.

       

Landlords Are Ready to Restart Evictions Amid Pandemic; 11th Circuit Weighs Arguments

Fri, 2021-05-14 13:05

"Our clients were able to file paperwork, but they can't achieve any meaningful remedy while this eviction moratorium is going on," said attorney Caleb Kruckenberg. "If they use state court systems to affect a lawful eviction under state law, that is a federal crime under the CDC eviction order."

       

'We Had to Go to the Bomb Shelter': Local Lawyers On Edge as Middle East Hostilities Escalate

Fri, 2021-05-14 11:00

Law.com International spoke to lawyers on both sides of the divide to understand more about the situation on the ground. Many are housebound and in fear as more than 100 people are declared dead in Gaza, and around eight in Israel as the threat of war descends.

       

Former Big Law Attorney Suspended After Conviction for Running Unlicensed Money-Transfer Business

Fri, 2021-05-14 10:50

Among the mitigating factors were that Foncillas accepted full responsibility for misconduct and didn't try to "blame anyone or anything for it," the First Department said.

       

Law.com Bench Report: How Biden's First Judicial Picks Match Up | A Con Law Grilling in the Senate | Headlines and More

Fri, 2021-05-14 07:30

Welcome to Law.com Bench Report! With President Joe Biden now having nominated 20 federal judges, let's take a look back at how his nominees compare to the first 20 put forward by his predecessors Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

       

Skilled in the Art: It's Google v. Oracle All Over Again at Second Circuit + Cisco Closes in on Flat Fee Award + Ericsson and Samsung Avert Injunction-Geddon

Fri, 2021-05-14 07:00

How much impact did Google v. Oracle have on fair use? The Second Circuit is about to give us our first clue.

       

The Merger Integration of This Am Law 200 Firm Got a Boost During the Pandemic

Fri, 2021-05-14 05:00

The number of Lathrop GPM matters staffed with lawyers from both legacy firms in 2020 "far exceeded our expectations, and in many instances grew exponentially throughout the year," said the firm's leader.

       

US-Based Big Law Firms Are Eyeing Singapore's Tech Hub for Growth

Fri, 2021-05-14 02:55

Firms including McDermott Will & Emery, Duane Morris and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have shifted their strategies in Asia in recent years.

       

How I Made Partner: 'I Never Turned Down a New Challenge Even if It Was in Unfamiliar Territory,' Says Alec Heydemann of Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial

Fri, 2021-05-14 00:47

"Having great mentors is probably the greatest influence in my career that helped propel me to partner, and I am happy to pay it forward with our newer associates."

       

When 4 Justices Did Not Pose Questions, a Quiet Record Was Set

Fri, 2021-05-14 00:44

Over the years, scholars have looked closely at the justices' questioning habits, trying to decipher what it might mean for one side or the other to get more, or fewer, questions.

       

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