All The Attorneys We Lost In 2018… To Other Law Firms  Above the Law

One of the best parts of any awards show is the annual “In Memoriam” multimedia extravaganza where an industry honors those it's lost over the last year.


Is There Any Point To Law School Anymore?  Above the Law

While law schools across the country face accreditation issues and graduates face career stagnation, is it possible that the whole law school endeavor has lost ...


New Mexico to study letting non-lawyers give legal help  Las Cruces Sun-News

As part of an effort to improve access to New Mexico's court system, the state Supreme Court has begun looking at allowing non-lawyers to provide civil legal ...


Trump personal attorney denies claim from Michael Cohen he directed jailed lawyer to lie about Trump Tower ...  Fox News

Lawyers representing President Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow have dismissed a report claiming he instructed Michael Cohen to make false claims ...


Judge exposes bitterness of Craig, Skadden split  POLITICO

More details about the acrimonious split between former White House Counsel Greg Craig and his former law firm, Skadden Arps, have gone public, showing ...


7 South Florida Attorneys Disciplined by State Supreme Court | Daily Business Review  Law.com

The Florida Supreme Court permanently disbarred one South Florida attorney suspended three others and granted disciplinary revocations to three lawyers.


Should I Change Lawyers?  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Maybe your lawyer isn't keeping you in the loop, or others are advising you to jump ship in the middle of your case. What happens to any liens you have in place, ...


What is Compassion Fatigue and Why Are Lawyers Suffering From It? | Daily Business Review  Law.com

Clients call for help because the worst has happened. And for their lawyers dealing with the aftermath can become a trauma of its own — leading…


House Intel probing Trump attorneys for possible obstruction  POLITICO

The House Intelligence Committee is investigating lawyers tied to Donald Trump over allegations that they “reviewed, shaped and edited” former presidential ...


Indiana attorney general misconduct decision months away | 2019-05-22  Indianapolis Business Journal

A decision is at least five months away on whether Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill could face sanctions up to disbarment as an attorney by the state ...


Lawyers in Markel murder trial say they are missing evidence, state has 5 days to provide it  Tallahassee.com

Prosecutors have just five days to provide a mountain of digital evidence to the defense attorneys for Katherine Magbanua, one of two people set to face a jury in ...


New Mexico Considers Non-Lawyer Legal Providers  Courthouse News Service

(CN) – In New Mexico, where more than 20% of counties have fewer than five practicing lawyers – and two counties have no lawyers at all – a work group is ...


Attorneys socialize and celebrate at bar events  Toledo Blade

LEGAL eagles sprout up everywhere, not just in courtrooms and tending to matters of the law. THE Historic Valentine Theatre was the venue for the 86th ...


Lawsuit accuses local law firms and attorneys of filing bogus cases against businesses and others  Los Angeles Times

Two Newport Beach law firms are being sued on allegations of filing fraudulent civil-rights lawsuits against individuals and small-business owners.


How Many Company Employees Can Fit Into a White-Collar Lawyer's Pool?  Forbes

State and federal prosecutors often are suspicious and critical of efforts by a company under criminal investigation to control costs and centralize knowledge by ...


THE COST OF ABUSE | Attorneys find no shortage of clients amid clergy sexual abuse reports  New Castle News

Although the widespread impact of clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania Catholic churches came to light just last year, veteran Pittsburgh litigator Alan H. Perer ...


Seeing Lawyers in Crisis, Some Blame the Billable Hour  Law.com

Alan Levin hears it all the time in his therapy practice: Lawyers say they're wracked with stress over targets for billable hours. Being short on hours often feels ...


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins fight targeting Texas State Bar  The Texas Tribune

The lawsuit has the potential to upend the structure of the entity responsible for regulating Texas' legal profession. Critics suggest that Paxton's involvement may ...


Top Navy official calls out government lawyers for spying on legal team of Navy SEAL accused of war crimes  Task & Purpose

In a scathing letter, a top Navy legal official on Sunday expressed "grave ethical concerns" over revelations that government prosecutors used tracking software ...


58% of Young Lawyers Think Legal Profession Is 'Less Desirable', Bar Survey Finds | Daily Business Review  Law.com

Akerman partner and YLD President Christian George said the survey was designed to learn what mental health issues are affecting our constituents and how ...


Trump attorneys appeal ruling ordering accounting firm to hand over records to Congress  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's attorneys are appealing a ruling by a federal judge ordering an accounting firm to comply with a congressional ...


Texas AG Sides With Lawyers Who Claim Texas Bar Violates First Amendment | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is supporting the legal arguments of three attorneys who sued the State Bar of Texas alleging it violated their rights by ...


Former U.S. Attorney's law license suspended in S.C.  South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's highest court has suspended the law license of the state's former top federal prosecutor and law enforcement officer.


Firms, small towns work to attract attorneys  Toledo Blade

BRYAN — Attorney Katie Rakes couldn't wait to get out of her one stoplight hometown and practice law in a larger city. Not only did the Ney, Ohio, native ...


‘You are going to have to decide’: Prosecutors, defense make opening statements in Kealoha trial  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - In an hour-long opening statement Wednesday, a federal prosecutor sought to lay the foundation for the public ...


White House lawyer mocks Mueller report as 'law school exam paper'  POLITICO

In a five-page letter, a top White House lawyer argued that Trump should be able to stop officials from talking to Congress about the report.


Businessman linked to attorney Mike Morse pleads guilty to tax crime  Detroit Free Press

A metro Detroit businessman who insurance companies Allstate and State Farm have linked to high-profile attorney Mike Morse took a plea deal.


Proposal that could lock internet users into user agreements delayed  The Verge

A group of legal experts has delayed a controversial vote about contracts that affects any internet user who's clicked “Agree” without really reading a platform's ...


Roundup Judge Sanctions Another Plaintiffs Attorney | The Recorder  Law.com

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria on Tuesday found that Jennifer Moore “intentionally joined in the bad faith misconduct” that prompted him to sanction lead ...


If William Barr is Trump’s lawyer, then who’s representing America?  Los Angeles Times

In Barr's testimony, he acted not as America's attorney, nor as an attorney for the Office of the President. He acted as an attorney for Donald Trump.


Consovoy McCarthy Makes an Outsized Mark on Washington | National Law Journal  Law.com

The small 5-year-old firm is representing the president and his allies making its mark on the judiciary and training a new cadre of conservative lawyers.


Attorneys Who Want to Double or Triple Business Can’t Miss “The Ambitious Attorney” from Steve Fretzin  EIN News

Attorneys struggling to build their business or unsure about marketing won't want to miss "The Ambitious Attorney" from Steve Fretzin.


Jones Day Presses Plaintiffs to Go Public in Latest Gender Bias Case | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The firm representing itself says a federal judge erred in letting four female former associates hide behind pseudonyms when they leveled accusations of ...


Trump administration is blocking immigrants from free legal help, attorneys allege  NBC News

AUSTIN, Texas — An immigration legal group has filed a formal complaint against the Trump administration saying it is blocking detained immigrants from free ...


This Lawyer Is Helping Kim Kardashian With Her Legal Career  Refinery29

Jessica Jackson, a human rights attorney and cofounder of #cut50, says she is proud to be working with Kim Kardashian West.


Atlanta-area district attorneys say they will not prosecute women who get abortions under state's new law  WRDW-TV

Several Atlanta-area district attorneys said they will not prosecute women who get abortions under the state's new abortion law. We asked Augusta's District ...


States’ Last-Ditch Bid to Kill Trump’s SALT Cap Eroded by Data  Bloomberg

It was always a long-shot, but a quixotic lawsuit by four northeastern states to squelch the Trump tax law's cap on state and local tax deductions is getting ...


Kentucky Requires Lawyers at Unemployment Hearings  The National Law Review

In an opinion released April 26 and designated for publication, the Kentucky Court of Appeals held the longstanding Kentucky law allowing a non-lawyer to ...


Judge vacates Keith Bush's 1976 murder conviction  Newsday

Keith Bush is no longer a convicted murderer or a registered sex offender, after a Suffolk judge vacated his conviction Wednesday as a result of a joint ...


Joliet family law attorney makes AIOFLA '10 Best' list  The Herald-News

A Joliet family law attorney was selected as a member of the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys' 10 Best in Illinois for Client Satisfaction.


Latest on David Jungerman: Lawyer fined, daughter jailed, farm filed for bankruptcy  Kansas City Star

Since millionaire David Jungerman was charged with murder in the killing of Kansas City attorney Tom Pickert, his daughter Angelia Buesing was jailed, his ...


Attorneys want 'outrageously high' legal fees for SCE&G nuclear settlement, complaint says  Charleston Post Courier

Attorneys representing South Carolina Electric & Gas ratepayers are demanding “outrageously high” legal fees for their work fighting the power company over its ...


Trump's lawyers: does serving the president mean undermining justice?  The Guardian

Senior attorneys in the executive branch were once seen as guard rails on the president but now seem to be enabling his constitutionally dubious actions.


Ex-FBI lawyer: Carter Page FISA application approved in 'unusual' way by McCabe, Yates, and Baker  Washington Examiner

A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the “unusual” way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was ...


Challenge to Trump Overtime Rule Mulled by Democratic State AGs  Bloomberg Law

The top attorneys in 15 states are considering going to court to challenge a Trump administration move to expand overtime pay requirements that they say ...


The Justice Department Spent Nearly Two Years Fighting To Hide The Identity Of A US Attorney Accused Of Misconduct  BuzzFeed News

A federal judge ordered DOJ to release the now-former US attorney's name after BuzzFeed News sued.


7 Connecticut Attorneys Disciplined in April, Grievance Committee Reports | Connecticut Law Tribune  Law.com

Seven Connecticut attorneys were disciplined in April for offenses ranging from sex-related charges to a weapons case.


Texas lawmakers hold House hearing Friday to seek answers about new Sandra Bland cellphone video  WFAA.com

DALLAS — A Texas House committee will hold a hearing Friday at the state Capitol to address the video Sandra Bland recorded during her arrest on July 21, ...


Kim Kardashian Complains About '14-Hour Day' Proving She's Totally Ready To Be A Lawyer  Above the Law

Generally speaking, I'm fairly supportive of Kim Kardashian's bid to become an attorney. Sure she's got that obnoxious 1L mentality, but she seems committed to ...


DOJ Lawyer Stands Up Dems—and Puts Obscure House Rule in Spotlight | National Law Journal  Law.com

The Justice Department's targeting of what was once an obscure House rule reflects the ratcheting-up of resistance former U.S. House lawyers said.


Has Prop 65 Made Us Safer?  California Globe

In 1986, 63 percent of California voters approved a ballot initiative called the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act” (California Health and.


Bill to Limit Attorneys' Ability to Win Anti-SLAPP Dismissals Just Passed Texas House | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

Since 2011, lawyers have successfully won dismissal of a wide range of case types, then collected attorney fees, using a motion to dismiss under the Texas ...


Wisconsin attorneys grant legal aid to immigrants along the border and within the state  The Daily Cardinal

Despite the physical distance from the border, issues facing immigrants within the Wisconsin community are not far away.


CFPB Sues NY Debt-Collection Law Firm Forster & Garbus Alleging Deceptive Practices | New York Law Journal  Law.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued debt-collection law firm Forster & Garbus, alleging that since 2014 the firm has attempted to collect more ...


Alabama judge suspended from the bench for 3rd time in 10 years  AL.com

Alabama Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins has been suspended with pay from the bench – for the third time in his career - after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry ...


Many Biglaw Firms Are Horrible At Managing Workflow  Above the Law

Many prior articles on Above the Law have discussed how overworked Biglaw associates are, and how Biglaw firms typically expect their associates to bill an ...


UPDATED: Pioneering Connecticut Attorney Michael Koskoff Has Died | Connecticut Law Tribune  Law.com

Michael Koskoff, a longtime Connecticut attorney, screenwriter and former president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, died ...


Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege  The Washington Post

The memo, written last fall by an Internal Revenue *Service* attorney, contradicts the Trump administration's justification for denying the president's tax returns to ...


Appellate Attorney Dennis Temko Takes Family Law Appeal Reversals to a New Height  PR Web

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2019 -- “Reversals are hard to obtain -- even one is a cause for celebration,” said attorney Dennis Temko, who was ...


St. Louis circuit attorney's legal contracts at heart of latest squabble, letters reveal  STLtoday.com

Letters reveal that although the city believes the St. Louis circuit attorney had the authority to make contracts, it's not clear she can pay for them.


Secret tracking device found in Navy email to Navy Times amid leak investigation raises legal, ethical questions  Military Times

A Navy prosecutor last week sent an email to the editor of Navy Times that was embedded with a secret digital tracking device. The tracking device came at a ...


Amid Primary Campaign, Defense Attorneys Sign Letter Opposing Prosecutor  ARLnow

(Updated at 3 p.m.) Dozens of local attorneys have signed a blistering letter criticizing the tactics of prosecutors in Arlington. The letter -- signed by.


The 2019 Am Law 100: Gross Revenue | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The top nine positions in our gross revenue ranking remained the same as last year. In order they were Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Baker McKenzie; ...


Torpy at Large: Left-wing Atlanta, right-wing lawyer — a sex shop story  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bill Torpy on the city of Atlanta joining forces with a religious right-wing warrior in its decades-long fight against sex store Tokyo Valentino.


William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General  National Review

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has declared it a “constitutional crisis” that Attorney General William Barr refuses to divulge the small parts of the Mueller ...


Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills raise tangled legal questions  NBC News

Aretha Franklin's handwritten wills might not pass muster in some states. But because she died in Michigan, legal experts said, a court is more likely to take them ...


Michael Cohen’s Last Days of Freedom  The New Yorker

Jeffrey Toobin on the President's former lawyer, who, as the fall guy in Donald Trump's web of misconduct, looks like a victim as well as a perpetrator.


Osundairo Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys, Mark Geragos And Tina Glandian, For Defamation  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Ola and Abel Osundairo, the brothers who were involved in the alleged hoax attack on Jussie Smollett, are suing two of the “Empire” actor's ...


9 questions about what Michael Flynn told Robert Mueller  CNN

Michael Flynn's dealings with Robert Mueller erupted back into the headlines this week, after court documents disclosed he had told the special counsel about ...


Tobacco Litigator Seeks to Bring Attorney-Fee Dispute From Texas to Florida | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

Howard wants a court in Texas to step into the shoes of a Florida court to pursue jurisdiction over a Florida contingent fee contract involving tobacco cases that ...


'Remain In Mexico' Continues, While Lawyers And Migrants Face Challenges  NPR

A federal appeals court this week ruled that a Trump administration program that sends asylum-seekers back to Mexico may continue pending a final decision ...


Attorneys: Ohio State Needs to Reveal Who Knew About Abuse  U.S. News & World Report

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for nearly 60 men who say they were sexually abused by a now-dead Ohio State team doctor want the school to release the ...


Attorney Michael Hupy Receives Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award  Milwaukee Community Journal

Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is pleased to announce that firm president, Attorney Michael Hupy is a recipient of the. Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement ...


Barr Threatens Not to Testify Before House, but Democrats May Subpoena Him  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened on Sunday to subpoena Attorney General William P. Barr if Mr. Barr ...


EEOC Sues Phila. Defender Association Over Attorney's Depression, PTSD | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued the Defender Association of Philadelphia over claims that the agency failed to properly accommodate ...


Bitfinex Argues Why Judge Should Dismiss NYAG Case in Latest Court Filings  CoinDesk

UPDATE (May 23, 16:30 UTC): Judge Joel Cohen has granted a partial stay on the New York Attorney General's request for documents from Bitfinex and Tether, ...


SCOTUS Ruling on "Clear Evidence" Not That Clear? Judge Hands Out More Roundup Sanctions. OSU's "Absolutely Damning" Report on Sex Abuse Scandal.  Law.com

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week on a key question about federal preemption—but the answer wasn't as clear as lawyers had hoped.


Drafting a Power of Attorney that Lessens the Chances of Abuse  ElderLawAnswers.com

While it isn't possible to entirely prevent the possibility of power of attorney abuse, there are steps you can take in drafting a power of attorney to greatly reduce ...


In Search of Greater Justice With a Travis County Public Defender's Office  Austin Chronicle

Taking steps toward a much improved, more equitable local criminal justice system.


Broward Lawyer Loses License After Pleading No Contest to Felony Charges | Daily Business Review  Law.com

The Florida Supreme Court has granted Alexander N. Kapetan Jr.'s petition for disciplinary revocation, after the Lighthouse Point, Florida, attorney changed his ...


Trump and the environment: can green lobby’s victories continue?  Financial Times

The US president is confident of winning a new round of legal battles.


South Florida Judge Orders Attorney Fees to Be Withheld from Litigator in Contract Dispute | Daily Business Review  Law.com

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Lisa Small ordered prospective attorney fees from several tobacco cases to be placed in a trust with the Levine Kellogg Lehman ...


Jussie Smollett 'prosecutor' using govt. lawyers to 'evade the truth'  Fairview Post

The prosecutor who reportedly masterminded the Jussie Smollett debacle should be made to pay for her own lawyers, a retired judge said.Cook County State's ...


'Don't call us when you get arrested'  Independent Online

A “law firm” that is unlike any other is appealing to young creative companies and tech entrepreneurs.


Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel F. Greene Wins Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for 2019  PR Web

On March 26, 2019, the Criminal Defense Bar Association (CDBA) of San Diego, California, awarded the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2019 to Daniel ...


Burnout Is Part of the Profession. How Can Attorneys Avoid It? | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Lawyers' personalities combined with the adversarial nature of the profession and the high-pressure environment of a law firm make burnout a serious problem ...


Bargaining the Badge  KXAN.com

By Jody Barr & David Barer. Her face bloodied and front teeth cracked in half, Alexis Alpha was placed in the back of a San Marcos police cruiser and left without ...


These Rape Victims Had to Sue to Get the Police to Investigate  The New York Times

Evidence so neglected it grew mold. Calls to the authorities for help that went unanswered. Witnesses and victims who were never interviewed. These are just a ...


Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Announces Investigation into Jumia Technologies AG (JMIA)  Yahoo Finance

Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP , an international shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, is investigating whether Jumia Technologies AG or certain of ...


Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer. Here’s why it makes sense.  Vox.com

Kim Kardashian is starting a new career. She announced in Vogue's May issue that, after 12 years of starring on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and assorted ...


Baker McKenzie Chairman Helped Erode Taboos About Attorney Health | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Paul Rawlinson who died last week helped spark an industrywide conversation about lawyer mental health and well-being when his firm announced he was ...


10 Connecticut Attorneys Disciplined in March, Grievance Committee Reports | Connecticut Law Tribune  Law.com

Connecticut attorneys faced a range of discipline in March from disbarment to suspension and reprimands.


Could This Anti-SLAPP Ruling Help Lawyers Dismiss Attorney Discipline Cases? | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

A ruling Wednesday by Austin's Third Court of Appeals finding that an anti-SLAPP law applied to an attorney ethics case will open the flood gates for lawyers ...


Lawyer’s day in court  Barbados Today

Attorney-at-law Vonda Minerva Pile who is accused of stealing US$96,008.22 belonging to a former client has gone on trial in the No. 5 Supreme Court before a ...


Black Lawyer Crisis: Nearly 10% major law firms have no Black attorneys  Rolling Out

Lawyers of Color just published the Black Student's Guide to Law Schools & Firms, the first-ever comprehensive listing of Black attorney percentages at nearly ...


'Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.': How One Lawyer Overcame Living With Depression in Big Law | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Reed Smith counsel Mark Goldstein wasn't sure he could both be a lawyer and have mental health disabilities. But he learned how to survive and thrive in Big ...


As Attorney Suicides Mount, a Survivor Speaks Out | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Joanna Litt and her husband Gabriel MacConaill would be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. This *content* has been archived.


This Biglaw Attorney Suffers From Depression And Wants Other Lawyers To Come Forward  Above the Law

Lawyers are more likely to suffer from depression than any other profession, but they often suffer in silence for fear of alerting their colleagues about their mental ...


Attorney General Asks Lawyers to Donate One Billable Hour to Food Banks | Daily Report  Law.com

Working at a food bank in Savannah last year to promote the legal community's annual fundraising campaign against hunger, Attorney General Chris Carr heard ...


Becoming An Attorney Affects How People Treat You  Above the Law

Being a lawyer affects many parts of one's life. Indeed, having a legal education can influence how you think about policy decisions, especially when those ...