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Weekly Briefs: Accused ‘my guns are bigger’ judge resigns; Texas district attorney resigns, takes the Fifth

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 16:02

Judge who displayed gun on bench resigns

Judge David W. Hummel Jr. of West Virginia has resigned from the bench after a video confirmed that…

Many federal judges want clerkship diversity but say the topic is rarely addressed in court, new study says

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:53
In a recent study of federal appellate judges, many indicated that they had difficulties hiring Black law clerks. Black jurists, who make up less than…

2 federal appeals judges boycotting Yale Law clerks see progress in campus tolerance for conservative views

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:15
Two conservative federal appeals judges who previously announced plans to boycott Yale Law School clerks said they are seeing progress in tolerance for differing viewpoints…

Hogan Lovells lawyer says she was fired after defending Dobbs, discussing abortion impact and genocide

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 12:44
A Hogan Lovells lawyer has said she was fired and blackballed by other law firms after she referred to abortion rates in the Black community…

Nicotine addiction costs vaping trial lawyer more than $2,100

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 11:47
A federal magistrate judge in Youngstown, Ohio, has sanctioned a suburban Cleveland lawyer more than $2,100 for vaping in the courtroom during the trial of…

Citing ‘overcapacity,’ Cooley lays off 150 lawyers and professionals

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 10:42
Cooley has laid off 78 lawyers and 72 paralegals and business professionals as a result of “overcapacity” following an “unexpected economic downturn.”

Cooley announced the layoffs…

Slow Going: Despite diversity gains, some law firm leaders bemoan lack of progress

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:00

Sheila Boston wasn’t the first Black woman to make partner at Arnold & Porter—now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. But she still recalls the impact…

Could hybrid work and generational shifts finally kill email?

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 03:30

Jason St. John, managing partner of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, says his children mostly use social media apps Discord, Snapchat and Instagram, as well…

Firms are employing burnout advisers to keep their attorneys from getting overwhelmed

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 03:20

It’s no secret that attorneys are burned out—but the surprising news is that firms are finally taking action to combat it.

Some legal teams are…

Your law firm’s fee structure can affect financial planning

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 03:10

When starting a law firm, there are many considerations you must make to ensure its success. Two essential focus points include choosing a fee structure…

8 types of clients you must manage in your legal practice

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 03:00

Early in my legal career, while practicing in Jamaica, a client kept me on my toes with a criminal law matter. It was clear I…

Former NBA lawyer is changing the game with holistic legal consulting for athletes

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 02:30

Being a sports star has never been more demanding. In addition to athletic achievements, these high performers also must excel in business, building personal brands…

A lawyer’s passion for pets prompts career switch

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 02:20

A few months before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I left federal government service as an attorney for a maritime regulatory agency to honor…

Should disbarred lawyers be given second chances?

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 02:10

In 2017, New Jersey attorney Dionne Larrel Wade was one of more than 600 lawyers in the state subjected to a random audit by the…

Vietnam vet carries combat skills and a desire to serve others into the courtroom

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 01:50

For Randall Kinnard, going to law school seemed like a logical next step after fighting in the Vietnam War.

“I said, ‘OK, I want to…

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross says she’ll focus on civics, civility and collaboration

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 01:40

Deborah Enix-Ross talks often about her determination to join the ABA.

After graduating from the University of Miami School of Law in 1981 and passing…

Cravath mostly matches Baker McKenzie bonuses; what about the class of 2015?

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 11:32
Cravath, Swaine & Moore is paying year-end associate bonuses on a scale that mostly matches that of Baker McKenzie.

Cravath is paying class of 2022 associates…

SCOTUS legal counsel defends Alito dinner with evangelical couple, says leak report is ‘uncorroborated’

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 10:22
The legal counsel for the U.S. Supreme Court is defending Justice Samuel Alito’s ethics following a report from the New York Times alleging that…

Can change really come from within? These 13 prosecutors think so

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:44
Miriam Aroni Krinsky worked as a prosecutor in Los Angeles County in the 1980s and 1990s as the war on drugs was waged. Mandatory minimum…