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Tax Law

Don’t procrastinate! Missing April 15 tax deadline can be costly, but the IRS offers alternatives

8 hours, 13 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

Rare ‘Perry Mason’ moment in court wins dismissal for defendant, desk duty for 5 police officers

10 hours, 8 minutes ago

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which American Eagle caption fits best?

10 hours, 27 minutes ago

Government Law

Should taxpayers pay cash owed by their parents? In about-face, US halts collection of older debts

12 hours, 51 minutes ago

White-Collar Crime

9th Circuit affirms lawyer’s conviction for attempting to extort rabbi by threat of court testimony

13 hours, 33 minutes ago


Fitzpatrick Cella reorganizes staff, confirms ‘associate attrition’

14 hours, 55 minutes ago


Nixon Peabody lays off 38 staffers

15 hours, 20 minutes ago


Brown Rudnick rescinds offers to 10 associates, cites declining client demand for first-year lawyers

15 hours, 59 minutes ago

Copyright Law

Posner tosses copyright suit by ‘Banana Lady,’ notes her ‘incessant filing of frivolous lawsuits’

16 hours, 48 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

Better fingerprint technology led to arrest in 1997 murder case

17 hours, 13 minutes ago

Criminal Justice

Delays in probable cause hearings blamed on drug lab; lawyer calls process a ‘joke’

17 hours, 43 minutes ago

Animal Law

Is bobcat a wild animal or a hybrid? DNA test will determine if NJ woman can keep her pet

Apr 14, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT

ABA Journal / Ross Contest for Short Fiction

Captivate us with a work of legal fiction and win $3,000

Apr 14, 2014, 03:01 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

3rd Circuit frees email hacker ‘weev’; says feds tried and convicted him in wrong venue

Apr 14, 2014, 03:00 pm CDT

Court Security

Imprisoned street gang leader used smuggled cellphone to plot kidnap of prosecutor’s dad, DOJ says

Apr 14, 2014, 12:20 pm CDT

Law Practice Management

Do alternative fees work in litigation matters? These lawyers are using them

Apr 14, 2014, 08:20 am CDT

Business of Law

How law firm mergers can go wrong

Apr 14, 2014, 07:34 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Retired Justice Stevens proposes this fix for the Second Amendment

Apr 14, 2014, 06:25 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Botched e-discovery can be an ethics violation, proposed opinion says

Apr 14, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

ABA Journal

An uptick in service animals on airplanes is sparking controversy

Apr 11, 2014, 07:21 pm CDT


Judge orders AIG to pay $7M to injured lawyer over insurer’s bad-faith conduct in accident case

Apr 11, 2014, 01:10 pm CDT

Government Law

Taxpayers held responsible for parents’ debts due to single sentence in farm bill

Apr 11, 2014, 09:12 am CDT


Does classified report show that CIA sent DOJ inaccurate info on harsh interrogations?

Apr 11, 2014, 08:37 am CDT

Around the Blawgosphere

Should you self-promote in your blog posts? | Finding a lawyer via Google vs. social media

Apr 11, 2014, 08:35 am CDT


Every justice on Arkansas’ top court paid bar license fees late; are three ineligible for service?

Apr 11, 2014, 07:48 am CDT

Legal Ethics

F. Lee Bailey loses bid for Maine law license; court notes he felt disbarment was ‘kind of harsh’

Apr 11, 2014, 07:25 am CDT

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit nixes immunity for sheriff’s officers who recorded attorney-client conversation

Apr 11, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

Constitutional Law

2nd Circuit asks top NY court to explain minimum needed to satisfy in-state law office requirement

Apr 10, 2014, 04:30 pm CDT

Copyright Law

Death of ‘Dueling Banjos’ creator brings litigation anecdote to light

Apr 10, 2014, 03:10 pm CDT

Law Firms

After lawyers exit, Downey Brand lays off 17 staff members; remaining lawyers are busy, leader says

Apr 10, 2014, 12:25 pm CDT


Dispute over Mickey Rooney’s remains to be decided by Los Angeles judge

Apr 10, 2014, 12:05 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Elite FBI team rescues prosecutor’s dad from kidnappers in Atlanta

Apr 10, 2014, 11:50 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer faces two criminal cases and civil rights suit over 2012 taxicab incident

Apr 10, 2014, 11:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge who sentenced DuPont heir to probation expressed concern about no jail time, transcript shows

Apr 10, 2014, 09:10 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s deficient capital murder defense requires sanction, ethics board says

Apr 10, 2014, 08:12 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Disciplining son with a belt is a constitutional right, prosecutor says in bid to get charge tossed

Apr 10, 2014, 07:10 am CDT


Judge reprimanded for comment about proliferation of women lawyers; was he misunderstood?

Apr 10, 2014, 05:50 am CDT

Law in Peepular Culture

Vote for your favorite 2014 Peeps in Law diorama

Apr 9, 2014, 04:00 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Delaware Chancery Court uses little-known power, issues arrest warrant for party in corporate case

Apr 9, 2014, 03:20 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Who are the all-time great US Supreme Court justices?

Apr 9, 2014, 12:45 pm CDT

Family Law

Appeals court says law firm owes $792K to dad in child-kidnap case, but nixes $424K award to girl

Apr 9, 2014, 11:45 am CDT

Family Law

Ex-wife gets less in divorce of BigLaw partner because her badmouthing hurt rainmaking, judge says

Apr 9, 2014, 10:03 am CDT

Law Schools

Job outlook for newly minted lawyers still bleak, data shows

Apr 9, 2014, 09:45 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Difficult defendant ordered to represent himself after alleged BB gun threat to his latest lawyers

Apr 9, 2014, 08:41 am CDT

Government Law

In scathing farewell, SEC lawyer says agency penalties just a ‘tollbooth on the bankster turnpike’

Apr 9, 2014, 07:41 am CDT

Tort Law

Male strippers caused emotional distress to nursing home resident, suit alleges

Apr 9, 2014, 07:11 am CDT

Law Students

Students with these college majors had the highest LSAT scores

Apr 9, 2014, 05:50 am CDT


Despite out-of-state vacation alibi, man spent nearly 25 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit

Apr 8, 2014, 05:55 pm CDT

Legislation & Lobbying

Should tax preparers be licensed? Right now, dog groomers and massage parlors can do taxes, too

Apr 8, 2014, 04:40 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Landmark DOJ settlement with RI provides road map to disability-law compliance for 49 other states

Apr 8, 2014, 02:35 pm CDT

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