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Artificial intelligence tools for brief writing and analysis are a small firm litigator’s new best friend

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 11:17
We’re in the midst of a seismic technological shift that will reinvent workflows and radically alter the practice of law. Artificial intelligence is improving at…

Baker McKenzie partner drops suit seeking IRS documents on partnership scrutiny

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 14:57
A Baker McKenzie tax partner has dropped his lawsuit seeking documents from the Internal Revenue Service about its tougher policies for auditing partnerships.

George M.…

Ex-BigLaw attorney once ‘consumed with remorse’ over $10M client theft sentenced in new scheme

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:06
A disbarred New York lawyer who served time for stealing $10.7 million from clients is facing more prison time after pleading guilty in a scheme…

Alito’s beach house displayed ‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag, a ‘provocative symbol,’ report says

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:28
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s beach house in New Jersey displayed an “Appeal to Heaven” flag, another “provocative symbol,” the New York Times

Motley Rice has filed ‘barrage of claims’ for drug cartel victims; is there an endgame?

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 11:47
The Motley Rice law firm has filed a “barrage of claims” in federal courts for families of people killed by the Juarez cartel, arguing that…

Bookkeeper’s vacation was her undoing, civil suit says; discovery leads to plea in $2.5M theft

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 09:38
A bookkeeper for a New Orleans law firm pleaded guilty to wire fraud last week after she was accused of embezzling $2.5 million from her…

Will generative artificial intelligence (finally) spell the end of the billable hour?

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 09:33
Widely hated by lawyers and clients alike, the billable hour has nevertheless proven to be more resilient than cockroaches, Twinkies and those nonbiodegradable containers that…

Trump says he ‘would actually’ consider Texas AG Ken Paxton for US attorney general

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 16:44
Former President Donald Trump said this weekend he “would actually” consider Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for U.S. attorney general if he returns to…

Artificial intelligence used to replicate Brown v. Board of Education oral arguments

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 15:32
The retired law professor who founded the Oyez multimedia archive of U.S. Supreme Court materials has taken on a new project—creating an audio of the…

How ghostwritten Supreme Court briefs are used as a strategy

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 13:02
Metadata offers a clue that a New York consumer fraud attorney who signed a U.S. Supreme Court brief was not the actual author.

The metadata lists…

BigLaw firm will pay up to $20M to top partners, an amount needed ‘to be at the big table’

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 16:32
Top partners at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are expected to earn more than $20 million this year after the law firm adjusted its compensation structure.


Judge in Trump hush-money trial received letter of caution for making $35 in political contributions

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 15:18
The judge presiding in former President Donald Trump’s hush-money election-interference trial received a written letter of caution last year because of $35 in Democratic…

‘Soft-hearted’ former judge admonished for using his cash to encourage settlement

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 13:43
A former Indiana judge who asked about a settlement while presiding over a hearing and then loaned the defendant $1,000 to resolve the matter has…

Former BigLaw employee alleges she was wrongly fired for vaccine refusal

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 11:36
A former practice group assistant at Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit contending that the law firm violated federal law when it fired her…

California bar plans to expunge attorney discipline records after this happens

Mon, 05/20/2024 - 10:21
The State Bar of California's board of trustees approved a plan last week to expunge discipline records automatically for attorneys who have not been disbarred.


Lawsuit allegations against Sullivan & Cromwell are ‘innuendo masquerading as facts,’ motion says

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 10:24
Sullivan & Cromwell is seeking dismissal of a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that it aided and abetted fraud when it provided legal services…

Lawyer who missed deposition while viewing solar eclipse should pay $7,800 sanction, litigant says

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 10:34
The additional cost of viewing a total solar eclipse in Arkansas could amount to more than $7,800 for a Florida lawyer who missed a deposition…

When states’ rights and health care access clash

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 17:40
From the COVID-19 response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the results of 50 states having individual approaches to public health, medical outcomes and…

Legal community ‘bamboozled’ by woman who allegedly posed as attorney for years

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 16:08
A former paralegal is under investigation for the unlicensed practice of law for allegedly holding herself out as an attorney in Chatham County, Georgia, for…

Judge used N-word when questioning whether prosecutors were too aggressive, transcript shows

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 12:19
A Black judge in Louisiana used the N-word and complained about a “piss-poor" resolution of a case while chastising prosecutors during an April hearing, a…