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Law Students

Former inmate attends law school, earns a Skadden Fellowship to help other convicts with re-entry

Dec 9, 2016, 02:30 pm CST


SCOTUS shortlisters recuse in Michigan recount suit; one notes his ‘extraordinarily remote’ chance

Dec 9, 2016, 02:25 pm CST

Bar Associations

Legal groups urge Trump to consider diversity in appointments, support inclusion

Dec 9, 2016, 01:37 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Judge tosses fraud charges against lawyer whose wife died after raid on their home

Dec 9, 2016, 12:00 pm CST

Constitutional Law

Lesbian moms’ rights not violated by birth-certificate law, Arkansas Supreme Court rules

Dec 9, 2016, 11:12 am CST

Death Penalty

Alabama inmate ‘heaved and coughed’ during execution

Dec 9, 2016, 09:48 am CST

Tax Law

Portland will tax companies that reward CEOs with disproportionately high pay

Dec 9, 2016, 09:25 am CST

Legal Ethics

Judge candidate gets law license suspension for attack ads; dissenters cite free-speech protection

Dec 9, 2016, 08:00 am CST

Women in the Law

36 law firms join ‘hackathon alliance’ to test gender parity programs

Dec 9, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Bar Exam

Would adoption of the UBE lead to more job options? 89% of surveyed 2016 law grads think so

Dec 8, 2016, 02:40 pm CST

Education Law

Dads sue over teens’ expulsion for alleged racist texts

Dec 8, 2016, 01:27 pm CST

Supreme Court Nominations

Does Garland nomination have ‘a snowball’s chance in hell’? Lawyer’s suit fails; other ideas aired

Dec 8, 2016, 11:05 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who sued over $75 boot fee for Porsche paid $56K in sanctions; no discipline recommended

Dec 8, 2016, 10:17 am CST

Election Law

US judge stops Michigan recount, finds no constitutional right to recount absent miscount evidence

Dec 8, 2016, 09:35 am CST

The New Normal

Tech knowledge makes lawyers more productive, and could be key to increasing access to justice

Dec 8, 2016, 08:30 am CST


Fox Rothschild lawyer dies at 104; he was still practicing law

Dec 8, 2016, 07:45 am CST

Law Schools

Are these law schools the most underrated?

Dec 8, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Question of the Week

What gifts are you giving your co-workers this season?

Dec 7, 2016, 02:40 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Man sues after DNA sample mix-up put him in jail for 61 days

Dec 7, 2016, 02:32 pm CST

Law in Popular Culture

12 gift suggestions for lawyers (gallery)

Dec 7, 2016, 02:10 pm CST

Law Schools

ABA grants accreditation to Massachusetts’ only public law school

Dec 7, 2016, 12:15 pm CST

Legal Ethics

Sharing fees with lawyers at other firms? ABA ethics opinion offers guidance on safeguarding them

Dec 7, 2016, 11:52 am CST

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s parody Twitter account calls for ‘Pizzagate’ probe; ‘There are clues everywhere,’ he says

Dec 7, 2016, 10:49 am CST

Pro Bono

Gun-control groups join BigLaw coalition; seven firms are on board so far

Dec 7, 2016, 10:02 am CST

Legislation & Lobbying

Bob Dole’s law firm earned $140K for Taiwan lobbying, paving way for Trump phone call

Dec 7, 2016, 09:11 am CST

Criminal Justice

Accusers won’t travel again for rape trial delayed by no-show defense lawyer; judge acquits

Dec 7, 2016, 07:45 am CST

Law Firms

Which top law firms earned perfect scores for LGBT-inclusive policies?

Dec 7, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Top state court won’t review overturned $1M sanction against med-mal lawyer

Dec 6, 2016, 04:17 pm CST

Legal Technology

Ravel Law launches analytics tool for entire court systems and jurisdictions

Dec 6, 2016, 12:45 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s disclosure of sealed filing didn’t require dismissal of whistleblower suit, SCOTUS rules

Dec 6, 2016, 12:29 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS overturns Apple’s $399M award against Samsung for smartphone infringement

Dec 6, 2016, 11:11 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds insider trading conviction for secondhand tippee

Dec 6, 2016, 10:21 am CST

Internet Law

Prosecutor’s office paid ransom to regain access to its computers; international network busted

Dec 6, 2016, 09:14 am CST

Criminal Justice

Racial bias in New York state prisons is ‘fact of life,’ newspaper investigation concludes

Dec 6, 2016, 08:30 am CST

Business of Law

Top law firms increasingly go to court to collect fees; is it the new normal?

Dec 6, 2016, 07:45 am CST


Federal judge who questioned meaning of ‘drop-down menu,’ didn’t instruct jurors is tossed from case

Dec 6, 2016, 07:00 am CST

Solo / Small Firm

Do you have questions about starting up your own law firm?

Dec 5, 2016, 03:45 pm CST

Criminal Justice

Mistrial is declared in trial of cop accused of fatally shooting unarmed black man

Dec 5, 2016, 03:17 pm CST

Bar Associations

Suit claims Texas state bar board maintains unconstitutional ‘quota scheme’ for four of its members

Dec 5, 2016, 02:50 pm CST

ABA Know It All

Who made the list? Take the ABA Journal weekly news quiz to find out

Dec 5, 2016, 02:45 pm CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Can company restrict reuse of its ink cartridges to bypass patent doctrine? SCOTUS to decide

Dec 5, 2016, 11:09 am CST

Election Law

In late-night ruling, federal judge orders hand recount in Michigan

Dec 5, 2016, 09:52 am CST


Texas Supreme Court justice serves as juror in shoplifting case

Dec 5, 2016, 09:20 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court to decide if church-affiliated pension plans are subject to ERISA

Dec 5, 2016, 08:30 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court accepts police shooting case involving 9th Circuit’s ‘provocation’ rule

Dec 5, 2016, 07:45 am CST


Don’t click! Lawyers get fake emails about a complaint; hyperlink installs malicious software

Dec 5, 2016, 07:00 am CST


Judge who let law clerk rule on cases has Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is unable to do job, complaint says

Dec 2, 2016, 01:56 pm CST

Election Law

Trump supporters file legal challenges to vote recounts in three states

Dec 2, 2016, 01:15 pm CST


City attorney accused in anti-Trump graffiti incident remains on the job, for now

Dec 2, 2016, 11:43 am CST

Internet Law

In bid to protect online reviews, Congress OKs bill banning gag clauses in consumer contracts

Dec 2, 2016, 10:41 am CST

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