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The D.C. federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's criminal election-interference case denied the former president's bid to subpoena records from the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, saying Monday that Trump's "vague" motion resembled a "fishing expedition."
The U.S. Supreme Court pointedly challenged the government Monday on its interpretation of a law that sets up a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for people convicted of repeated serious drug offenses who are later caught with firearms.
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers and the National Muslim Law Student Association said Monday that they were launching a project to connect senior attorneys with law students and new lawyers who have faced termination, withdrawn job offers or workplace mistreatment for expressing support for Palestinian human rights.
A new committee composed of state Supreme Court chief justices and others will examine why fewer attorneys are going into public interest law, as well as the state of legal education and bar admissions processes more generally, according to an announcement Monday.
A music publisher said Monday the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn a lower court ruling that held an artist is not time-barred from recovering additional damages in a copyright suit over recorded songs.
Breaking through the hold on military promotions and continuing to confirm judicial nominees will be among the top priorities for the Senate for the rest of the year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said.
One of the most heavily litigated laws at the U.S. Supreme Court — three-strikes sentencing instituted under a Reagan-era clampdown on street violence and drugs — returns to the high court Monday, but this visit will be anything but ordinary, occurring amid an eruption of circuit court conflicts and presenting the prospect of a jolt to the nation's criminal defense docket.
The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday from a long holiday weekend to hear arguments over the proper standard to apply when sentencing a repeat felony offender under the Armed Career Criminal Act and the constitutionality of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house courts system.
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee who has been instrumental on spectrum policy issues, will not be seeking re-election after 30 years in office.
Foley Hoag LLP will promote seven attorneys located across its Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., offices to the partnership at the start of 2024.
While many jurists are quiet on the bench, U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris — who announced Wednesday she would be retiring from active judicial service — has never been shy about letting people know what she thinks.
Epstein Becker Green will promote 12 attorneys to members of the firm at the start of the new year, the firm announced this week.
Large law firm partners have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including what appears to be a nearly foolproof business model that is benefiting them even in a shaky economy.
Massachusetts U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris has told the White House she will retire from active service and take senior status, giving President Joe Biden the chance to appoint a fifth judge to the 13-member court.
Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has promoted 16 attorneys to partner — 11 of whom identify as members of historically underrepresented groups.
The U.S. Department of Justice has cautioned the U.S. Supreme Court against issuing a broad ruling in an Arizona man's appeal related to a criminal defendant's right to cross-examine expert witnesses, and asked the justices to hand down a narrow ruling that only corrects the state court's error.
The American Bar Association is seeking to torpedo a proposed class action over a March data breach, saying allegations that the organization deceived its members are "fatally deficient and implausible," and the attorneys behind the suit can't show any damages stemmed from the breach.
A North Dakota convenience store has garnered support in its U.S. Supreme Court appeal that claims the Eighth Circuit unfairly shortened the six-year statute of limitations for suing the U.S. government, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 18 states and other organizations filing amicus briefs on the side of the retailer.
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers called on the American Bar Association late Monday to resist pressure to change a previous statement on the Israel-Hamas war — which called the killing of Israeli and Palestinian civilians violations of international law — after NAML says it obtained messages showing pro-Israel legal professionals criticizing the ABA's response to the hostilities.
Akerman LLP has announced that 15 of its lawyers have been promoted to partner, in a partner class that was smaller than the past two years.
Colorado state Judge Juan Villaseñor had been on the bench for only about a year when an attorney in a medical malpractice trial he was presiding over asked him to restrict when the jury could discuss the case.
Fishing company Seafreeze Fleet LLC and its subsidiaries have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decades-old doctrine instructing lower courts to defer to federal agencies' interpretations of ambiguous laws, arguing the doctrine is "deeply flawed" by two "significant constitutional shortcomings."
The single biggest challenge facing the courts is their politicization, according to the president of the National Judicial College.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has tapped 24 attorneys across 10 of its global offices to step into new counsel and senior counsel roles in 2024, the firm announced Monday.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.