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Supporting democracy, exploring AI and highlighting member experiences are ABA Pres. Mary Smith’s priorities

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:30

Mary Smith wants ABA members to know: It’s a critical time to be part of the association.

Smith, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation,…

Debt Management: ABA advocates for student loan reforms in a changing landscape

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:20

For more than two decades, the ABA has sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of excessive student debt on law students and newly minted…

You’re Not Alone: No matter how dire the situation might seem, help is available

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:05

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide was the 12th leading cause of death in the United States in 2020, claiming the lives…

Making It Back: Bruce Simpson tried to take his own life, then he started healing

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 01:00

I have practiced law in Kentucky for 40 years, and I write this today to warn you about reaching the point of no return should…

Associate pay hikes gather steam after Cravath announcement; which law firms have matched?

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 15:23
Associates at several BigLaw firms are getting pay hikes, thanks to an announcement Tuesday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Milbank was the first large law…

Miss Manners has this suggestion for responding to lawyer insults

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 10:33
A lawyer who is fed up with insults against the legal profession asked advice columnist Miss Manners how to “politely, yet firmly, respond to people…

Lawyer’s Pringles poop prank in parking lot of victims advocacy center leads to suspension

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 10:21
An Ohio lawyer was suspended Wednesday for tossing a poop-filled Pringles can into the parking lot of a victims advocacy center.

The Ohio Supreme Court

Ruling in double-spacing kerfuffle, federal judge observes lawyers don’t need ‘more words on a page’

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 12:04
A federal judge in Memphis, Tennessee, is advising law firms involved in a kerfuffle over double-spacing that they should spend less time “figuring out how…

Cravath finally announces associate raises, and they partly surpass Milbank scale

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 17:09
It took three weeks of waiting after Milbank announced bonuses and raises for associates. But now, Cravath, Swaine & Moore has stepped into the BigLaw…

Cyberattack bedevils Kansas courts, requiring them to ‘go analog,’ while UK law firms grapple with vendor breach

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 16:30
The Kansas judicial branch is still dealing with the aftermath of an Oct. 12 cyberattack that affected computer systems used by district and appellate courts.


6th Circuit rejects huge class action filed against makers of ‘forever chemicals’

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 15:27
A federal appeals court based in Cincinnati has refused to certify a class action lawsuit comprising about 11.8 million Ohio residents suing manufacturers of “forever…

2023 Year in Review: AI innovations and the quest for better legal billing

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 09:30
As 2023 draws to a close, let’s reflect on a year that has seen remarkable strides—and changes—in legal technology. The legal profession, often criticized for…

Lawyer sentenced for slapping another lawyer outside courthouse

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 10:38
Updated: A Connecticut lawyer charged with third-degree assault for slapping another lawyer has received a suspended sentence after pleading no contest.

Naugatuck, Connecticut, lawyer Robert Serafinowicz,…

Trying to kill ex-husband with hatchet violates separation agreement’s covenant of good faith, top state court says

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 09:42
A husband does not have to make continued payments to his ex-wife under a separation agreement after she tried to kill him with a hatchet,…