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Artificial intelligence could make originalist analysis easier, federal appeals judge says

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 10:17
Determining the meaning of constitutional provisions at the time that they were drafted, as originalism requires, can be “highly laborious and time-consuming,” according to a…

Fennemore Craig makes another mass lawyer hire, leading to closure of Denver law firm

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 10:00
Fennemore Craig has made a fourth mass lawyer lateral hire this year, adding about 50 lawyers and 30 staff members from Denver-based law firm Moye…

Weekly performance meetings in glass room visible to others were retaliatory, plaintiff says in suit against Morgan Lewis

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 16:37
A Black patent prosecution specialist born in 1962 alleges that Morgan, Lewis & Bockius gave better opportunities to white, younger co-workers and retaliated when she…

Blaming Word setting for overlong briefs is ‘somewhat hard to believe,’ federal judge says as she tosses footnotes

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 12:42
A setting in Microsoft Word is to blame for a failure to include footnotes in word counts for briefs filed on behalf of online casino…

Missing Benchmarks: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are still underrepresented in the judiciary

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 04:30

In the mid-1990s, Susan Oki Mollway was working as a civil litigator at Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright in Honolulu when a vacancy arose on…

Existing methods of accessing knowledge will coexist with generative AI

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:30

As generative artificial intelligence stormed the scene over the past year with its snazzy Q&A interface, it was fair to ask whether existing ways of…

Mergers are back, but is it the best decision for your firm?

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:20

Ready to join forces with another law firm? You’re just in time.

Law firm mergers are back after a pandemic lull, according to a January…

The metaverse has failed to live up to expectations, but could it make a comeback?

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:10

At one point, the metaverse was a groundbreaking piece of technology that promised to change lives and revolutionize industries. The term, first coined by novelist…

Carnegie and Me: Refuting the culture war on American libraries

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00

My hometown of Toulon, Illinois, is a small farm community of 1,200 souls about three hours southwest of the Chicago sprawl. During my youth, it…

Lawyer’s actions in discipline matter lead to worse penalty

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 02:50

Knowing when to fight a charge, or accept it when the evidence isn’t great and you’re offered a decent outcome, is a significant part of…

Unwritten Rules: What they expect you to know on Day 1 but don’t tell you

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 02:30

Things can feel chaotic early in your career. Showcasing your substance—what you can do, your work product, relationships and instincts—is already hard enough in these…

More lawyers—and clients—want to learn about sustainable development practices

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 02:20

In 1992, under the banner of the United Nations, a global gathering of politicians, scientists, experts and nongovernment entities met in Rio de Janeiro for…

This Los Angeles lawyer found her calling as a death doula

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 02:10

Everyone is going to die, it’s just a matter of where, when and how. For those who happen to know the specifics of their situation,…

A love for canines influenced this lawyer’s work to outlaw greyhound racing

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 02:00

People often ask me how I came to become a lawyer for greyhounds. In fact, the dogs led me to law school.

Racing greyhounds are…

Labor attorney uses art and law to draw attention to workers’ rights

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 01:30

Mark Gaston Pearce started sketching in the margins of his textbooks as a high school student in Brooklyn, New York.

With encouragement from his teachers,…

Academic freedom standards are now part of ABA’s accreditation process for law schools

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 01:15

Law schools will now be asked to explicitly protect free speech rights for faculty, students and staff as part of the ABA accreditation process. Though…

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