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Legal Education

What skills do new lawyers need now—and what can wait? Database lets you search for answers

Jul 26, 2016, 12:14 pm CDT

Patent Law

ABA urges Supreme Court to apply ruling limiting laches defense to patent cases

Jul 26, 2016, 10:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Judge rules bitcoin isn’t money, tosses money laundering charges

Jul 26, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Government Law

New Jersey Supreme Court to decide if email log is covered by open records law

Jul 26, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon contest: Will these birds not be mating for life?

Jul 25, 2016, 04:15 pm CDT


Hillary Clinton’s VP pick once litigated fair-housing cases and won a record $100M verdict

Jul 25, 2016, 12:42 pm CDT


Test time! Take the ABA Journal’s weekly news quiz

Jul 25, 2016, 11:28 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Virginia governor’s blanket order restoring voting rights for felons is struck down

Jul 25, 2016, 10:31 am CDT

Legal Technology

Can a 3D fingerprint unlock a smartphone? Computer science professor gives it a try

Jul 25, 2016, 09:30 am CDT

Internet Law

$19 trillion suit over Google search result is tossed by 6th Circuit

Jul 25, 2016, 09:00 am CDT

Law Schools

These are the top-rated law schools in the nation’s cheapest cities

Jul 25, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Women in the Law

Tired of being told how they should behave to get ahead, female lawyers give advice to men

Jul 25, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Tort Law

‘Art of the Deal’ author gets letter from Trump lawyer after giving negative interviews

Jul 25, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge considers suit seeking gender-neutral passport

Jul 22, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

ABA Journal

ABA Journal wins multiple awards in national journalism contest

Jul 22, 2016, 08:21 am CDT

Labor & Employment

Fox News CEO steps down two weeks after he is sued for alleged sexual harassment

Jul 21, 2016, 03:38 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Sanctions motion claims lawyer flung coffee at Venable partner during deposition

Jul 21, 2016, 10:41 am CDT

Election Law

5th Circuit blocks Texas voter ID law as violation of the Voting Rights Act

Jul 21, 2016, 08:45 am CDT

New Normal

Lawyers, the algorithms are better than you (at some things)

Jul 21, 2016, 08:30 am CDT


Should judges be required to grant continuances for parental leave? Florida considers a rule change

Jul 21, 2016, 07:30 am CDT


Cert petition says judge’s 89-page opinion was ghostwritten by prosecutors

Jul 21, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

US asks Supreme Court to grant rehearing in challenge to Obama’s deferred-deportation program

Jul 20, 2016, 03:15 pm CDT


Wrongly convicted man sworn in to the New York State Bar

Jul 20, 2016, 02:02 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Did you like law school?

Jul 20, 2016, 12:15 pm CDT

First Amendment

GOP platform endorses human life amendment, enshrines free exercise

Jul 20, 2016, 11:34 am CDT


Why go solo? Some have no choice, but discover they like the flexibility and client interaction

Jul 20, 2016, 09:59 am CDT

Legal Rebels Podcast

Deborah Rhode is at war with complacency (podcast)

Jul 20, 2016, 08:45 am CDT

Lawyer Pay

Disney’s top lawyer is best-paid general counsel

Jul 20, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Would hiring more female cops reduce police brutality?

Jul 20, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

298 Texas drug suspects pleaded guilty before lab tests showed roadside drug test was wrong

Jul 20, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Human Rights

ABA calls on Turkey to follow rule of law; about 3,000 judges and prosecutors are targeted

Jul 19, 2016, 02:26 pm CDT

Law Schools

Which law schools’ grads have the least amount of debt?

Jul 19, 2016, 02:00 pm CDT

International Law

Pay freeze at London law firm brought on by Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Jul 18, 2016, 02:45 pm CDT

ABA Know It All

Do you know it all? Prove it! Take the ABA Journal’s legal news quiz

Jul 18, 2016, 01:35 pm CDT

Supreme Court Nominations

Obama op-ed: Inaction on Merrick Garland nomination is ‘an unprecedented escalation’

Jul 18, 2016, 12:31 pm CDT

Law Firms

Trump’s VP pick practiced law at a small firm; he wouldn’t wish law school ‘on a dog I didn’t like’

Jul 18, 2016, 11:10 am CDT

Religious Law

7th Circuit grants injunction allowing Wiccan prisoner to wear pentacle medallion

Jul 18, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Editor's Note

Harper Lee Prize goes to Attica Locke’s ‘Pleasantville’

Jul 15, 2016, 03:41 pm CDT

Law Practice Management

In a BigLaw first, Orrick will pay new associates an extra $100 a month toward student loans

Jul 15, 2016, 09:54 am CDT

Privacy Law

Citing internet impact, 6th Circuit says federal law doesn’t require automatic release of mug shots

Jul 15, 2016, 08:30 am CDT


A top rainmaker will become Cravath’s first female presiding partner

Jul 15, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Law Firms

Which law firms offer the best quality of life? Associate surveys determine this ranking

Jul 15, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Privacy Law

Microsoft doesn’t have to give prosecutors emails stored on servers in Ireland, 2nd Circuit says

Jul 14, 2016, 02:06 pm CDT

ABA Journal Outdoors

Do you love being outside? Check out our gallery and share your own photo and story

Jul 14, 2016, 11:00 am CDT

Constitutional Law

Trump’s policies would be unconstitutional and will be challenged if adopted, ACLU says

Jul 14, 2016, 10:17 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg says she regrets statements on Trump

Jul 14, 2016, 09:19 am CDT

The New Normal

‘Analytics for Dumm ...’ eh, lawyers

Jul 14, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Legal Marketing & Consulting

Lawyers’ ‘Don’t Eat Your Weed’ song gets radio play

Jul 14, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Legal Technology

Artificial intelligence in the legal profession should be regulated, op-ed argues

Jul 14, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Question of the Week

Ever had an employee or a co-worker who was a bad ‘fit’? Seen discrimination attributed to ‘fit’?

Jul 13, 2016, 12:20 pm CDT

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