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The NextGen bar exam includes an expansion of skills testing, so how will candidates study?

Mon, 05/29/2023 - 10:00
When the National Conference of Bar Examiners launches a revamped version of the bar exam in 2026, called the NextGen bar exam, it is expected…

Ex-lawyer Murdaugh, in prison for murder, is charged with stealing from clients

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 13:08
A disbarred lawyer who is serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife and one of his sons has been indicted on…

Weekly Briefs: New ethics rule considered in Virginia; name partner launches new firm

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 11:48

Virginia proposes ban on agreements limiting ethics complaints

A proposed ethics rule in Virginia would ban lawyers from making agreements with clients or former clients…

Texas House panel recommends impeachment for state attorney general

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 10:57
A committee of the Texas House of Representatives has recommended that Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton be impeached for allegedly misusing his power to…

Florida courthouses are generally required to provide lactation spaces under new law

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 09:39
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill last week that requires county courthouses in the state to have private, clean lactation rooms with at…

BigLaw firms find themselves in ‘lateral playpen’

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 15:36
A few large, diversified law firms with growing profits are taking advantage of a market lull to lure partners away from rivals they have outperformed.


BigLaw firm lays off 47 business services employees

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 11:12
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has laid off 34 employees across its U.S. offices and another 13 employees overseas, the law firm announced Thursday.

Those who were…

Legal tech CEO and GC discuss the expanding influence of legal ops and what’s on the horizon

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 10:03
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Marc Zamsky and Marla Crawford, the CEO and general counsel, respectively, for Cimplifi, an integrated legal services provider that aligns…

Chief justice says he’s committed to making sure SCOTUS adheres to highest conduct standards

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 13:54
Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday evening he is committed to making sure that the U.S. Supreme Court adheres to the highest conduct standards.

Roberts spoke…

Federal judge reminds lawyers that ‘this proceeding is not the playground’

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 11:30
A federal judge in Colorado has warned lawyers for litigants in a business dispute that he will not “sit idly by in the face of…

Walgreens alleges Crowell & Moring engaged in ‘unethical side-switching,’ leading to $642M arbitration loss

Tue, 05/23/2023 - 14:53
A $642 million arbitration award against Walgreens was obtained by “undue means” because of Crowell & Moring's "unethical side-switching," according to a May 19 amended…

Proposal for bar exam bypass should be pursued further, California bar trustees say

Tue, 05/23/2023 - 09:57
The State Bar of California’s board of trustees on Friday asked members of a blue-ribbon commission who backed a proposal to bypass the bar exam…

Gorsuch’s Title 42 statement is ‘a remarkable jeremiad against COVID mitigation policies,’ law prof says

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 15:40
Justice Neil Gorsuch issued a lengthy statement criticizing “rule by indefinite emergency edict” Thursday, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order related to…

Federal appeals court nominee withdraws amid controversy over prior representation, legal brief

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 13:04
Federal appeals court nominee Michael Delaney is withdrawing his nomination after controversies surfaced over a stance that he took in a legal brief and his…

Former Lewis Brisbois executive criticized firm’s financial practices in 2019 claim

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 11:57
The former chief operating officer of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has alleged in an August 2019 whistleblower letter that he was fired after raising…

Emerging Tech Trends: The rise of GPT tools in contract analysis

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 10:49
Over the past few months, the legal technology sector has experienced a veritable explosion of AI-powered contract analysis tools, largely driven by the advanced capabilities…

After talks end with 1 BigLaw firm, Shearman announces plans to merge with another

Mon, 05/22/2023 - 10:04
Shearman & Sterling and Allen & Overy announced a merger Sunday, just two months after Shearman and Hogan Lovells called off merger talks.

The new…

Breyer shares views on treatment of female classmates at Harvard during law school talk

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 13:17
In a discussion at the George Washington University Law School on Tuesday, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer admitted that he did not fully…

Lateral candidates continue to raise ‘red flags,’ research company says

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 11:32
Nearly one-third of all lateral candidates in 2022 raised “red flags,” which include undisclosed business affiliations, cultural incompatibility and inflated books of business, according to…

Law school introduces hologram witnesses in mock trial

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 10:56
The William & Mary Law School in Virginia has spent the past four months experimenting with hologram witnesses—and recently brought them before judges in the…