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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they were launching a project to connect senior attorneys with law students and new lawyers who have faced termination, withdrawn job offers or workplace mistreatment for expressing support for Palestinian human rights.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 Georgia prosecutor is contesting an attorney fee request related to her being sanctioned by a federal court in October for abusing the scheduling of a criminal trial she was prosecuting in order to avoid a deposition in a sex discrimination suit against her.
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.
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.
A Georgia federal judge on Monday cut a New York law firm from a lawsuit alleging it helped ex-Fugees rapper Prakazrel Samuel "Pras" Michel fraudulently sell his music catalog and warned the entire case may be dismissed if plaintiffs can't show it belongs in his courtroom.
A Fulton County judge on Tuesday declined to revoke the bond of one of former President Donald Trump's co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case, rejecting a bid by District Attorney Fani Willis, who personally argued he should be jailed over recent social media posts about witnesses in the case.
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.
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.
A former Georgia state prosecutor is zeroing in her discrimination and retaliation suit on the Chatham County District Attorney and dismissing charges against all other defendants in the wake of an October court order finding the district attorney defaulted in the case.
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.
The single biggest challenge facing the courts is their politicization, according to the president of the National Judicial College.
The Georgia Court of Appeals refused on Friday to revive a former client's malpractice claims against Taylor English Duma LLP, finding that the claims were nixed in a 2019 state appellate decision.
Former President Donald Trump asked a Georgia state court Monday to let his Peach State lawyers see evidence lists disclosed to the legal team representing him in a separate election interference case in Washington, D.C., including an FBI report and federal grand jury transcripts.
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling Monday that a Washington law firm sued for false advertising about getting out of a timeshare contract was ineligible for insurance coverage for those claims because it was sued two days before the firm's policy took effect.
Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark remained the least risky countries in which to do business in 2023, while North Korea, Turkmenistan, Syria, Equatorial Guinea and Yemen remained the riskiest, according to an annual study of global bribery risk.
Two recent reports on U.S. law firm financial results highlighted a growing problem facing firms: difficulty in expediently collecting payments on work that has already been performed.
Rivkin Radler's handling of a $200 million Manhattan development sabotage suit and Chamberlain Hrdlicka's work on the acquisition of a prominent architecture firm lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight on Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Nov. 3 to 17.
A Pennsylvania state judge on Friday said he was inclined to press pause on defamation claims against former President Donald Trump by an election worker until after the election interference cases brought against Trump in Georgia and the District of Columbia are brought to trial.
The U.S. Supreme Court's move earlier this year to terminate race-based affirmative action in college admissions may have focused on higher education, but some in the legal industry took the ruling as a cue to reexamine their firms' diversity, equity and inclusion policies.
The Supreme Court of Georgia on Thursday denied a request from the state bar to reopen an ethics case against an attorney recently cleared of misconduct allegations, who is currently suing the bar over alleged racial bias in its disciplinary practices.
This was another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms revealed rebrands, promoted partners and landed laterals. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Seeger Weiss LLP and Motley Rice LLC lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as a California federal judge ordered Meta and other social media companies in multidistrict litigation to face negligence claims that they purposely addict and harm young people.
The Georgia state court judge overseeing the landmark election interference racketeering case against former President Donald Trump and others has imposed a gag order that will prevent some discovery materials from being made public, one day after a defense attorney admitted he'd leaked plea deal videos to the media.
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.