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Lawyers seek over $288K per hour in attorney fees, payable in Tesla stock, for suit toppling Elon Musk’s compensation

4 hours 21 min ago
The three law firms that successfully sued to overturn SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $55.8 billion Tesla compensation package are seeking attorney fees…

DA acknowledges unwarranted prosecution of woman for ‘clearly not criminal’ abortion

8 hours 29 min ago
The district attorney in Starr County, Texas, has agreed to a one-year probated suspension for the murder prosecution of a woman who had a self-induced…

Does narrowed question in Trump immunity case benefit special counsel? Some commentators think so

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 16:09
The U.S. Supreme Court avoided former President Donald Trump’s most extreme arguments—including that he has absolute immunity from prosecution for any acts while in office—when…

Kasowitz Benson sues former Gibson Dunn partner for nearly $500K in latest suit seeking legal fees

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 15:34
Kasowitz Benson Torres is seeking nearly $500,000 in legal fees from a former Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New…

Some taking California bar exam say Cow Palace venue was so cold it may have affected their test results

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 11:02
The State Bar of California’s decision to consolidate some bar exam locations at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, didn’t work out well for…

As law firm office space shrinks, natural light is in and ‘capacious’ corner offices are gone

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 10:06
Law firms moving to new offices are often saving on space, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will save money, according to a

BigLaw firm gets benchslapped for downplaying university deception in appellate brief’s facts section

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 12:31
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher went too far when it used the facts section of an appellate brief to present “a one-sided narrative" that downplayed adverse…

FBI investigates ‘battle of the sexes’ texts sent to female law professors

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 10:45
The FBI is investigating text messages sent to female law professors, which complained that women are outperforming men in law school. has the story,…

Texas justice complains that ‘brainwashed’ GOP colleagues from BigLaw ‘bow down to the altar of process’

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 10:18
Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine complained in a September speech to voters that his colleagues from BigLaw worry too much about “standing, timeliness or…

NY law prof is calling on ‘Lawyer Nation’ to reform

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 09:44
Ray Brescia, a law professor at Albany Law School in New York, has taken a hard look at the country's legal system in his new…

Is SCOTUS making it harder to teach constitutional law? Profs ‘depleted’ and taken aback by ‘velocity’ of change

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 16:10
The U.S. Supreme Court’s “hard-right supermajority” is using the doctrine of originalism to overturn established precedent, making it difficult for constitutional law professors grappling with…

Partner ran office ‘like a toxic boys club locker room,’ fired Thompson Hine lawyer alleges

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:07
Updated: A fired income partner at Thompson Hine has filed a gender bias lawsuit against the law firm alleging that a former vice chair of…

‘Known Christian conservative’ judge says his ouster over sexual assault reversal was ‘total political hit job’

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:44
A judge who declared that a sexual assault defendant had “plenty of punishment” before reversing the conviction has been removed from the bench.

Judge Robert K.…

Longtime civil rights advocate Emmet Bondurant will receive this year’s ABA Medal

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:11
Longtime civil rights advocate Emmet Bondurant “has pursued justice with unwavering integrity” throughout his career, according to the ABA, which on Monday announced that he…

What’s new in document automation for lawyers?

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 10:38
If the legal work your firm handles involves lots of document creation, then you would benefit from document automation software. It facilitates quick and easy…

Use of ChatGPT to support fee bid is ‘utterly and unusually unpersuasive,’ federal judge says

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 09:20
A federal judge in New York City has reduced a law firm’s fee request by about half after criticizing its use of the artificial intelligence…

As ABA gathers more information on JD-Next, law schools still have to obtain variances to use test

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 12:43
Law schools that want to use the JD-Next exam in admissions will have to continue to seek a variance, the council of the ABA Section…

Justice Thomas hires clerk accused of sending racist text; was she set up by rogue employee?

Mon, 02/26/2024 - 10:51
A graduate of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School will be clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, despite a prior allegation…

Do you know who your legal recruiter is?

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:37
As 2024 begins, so does the business of legal recruiting. And not surprisingly, we have already seen numerous transfers of law firm partners and groups.…

Former Texas lawyer accused of bilking clients for at least $20M is sentenced for ‘Ponzi-type scheme’

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 10:42
A former lawyer in San Antonio has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for depositing client money into his accounts and then using it…