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Privacy Law

Two Muslim American lawyers were subject to NSA email surveillance, report says

Jul 10, 2014, 07:22 am CDT

Legal Technology

Solo lawyer says someone hijacked her bar number for rogue legal filing in high-profile federal case

Jul 10, 2014, 06:14 am CDT

Pro Bono

Veterans with disability claims will get free legal help in ABA pilot program with VA

Jul 10, 2014, 05:44 am CDT

Criminal Justice

In first case of its kind, feds use RICO statute to pursue claimed Internet credit-theft ring

Jul 9, 2014, 05:25 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Cut use of ‘gotcha card’ by requiring pretrial searches of jurors’ backgrounds, judges suggest

Jul 9, 2014, 01:40 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Does your boss stick up for you when it matters, or not?

Jul 9, 2014, 01:35 pm CDT

Constitutional Law

Civil rights groups sue feds to get lawyers for juveniles in deportation hearings

Jul 9, 2014, 11:40 am CDT

Work-Life Balance

Was law prof’s ‘frenzied output’ worth it? His widow says work devotion came at a price

Jul 9, 2014, 08:35 am CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

Donald Sterling is combative on stand, calls lawyer a ‘smartass’

Jul 9, 2014, 07:51 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Even a barbecue is dangerous in violence-prone neighborhoods

Jul 9, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Make 200-mile trek to courthouse or plead guilty? Some defendants choose the latter

Jul 9, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Civil Procedure

Ex-client says law firm filed suit in wrong state, causing loss of $161M case

Jul 8, 2014, 05:20 pm CDT

Court Security

Assistant PD punched by judge resigns in protest after jurist returns to bench

Jul 8, 2014, 04:20 pm CDT

Trials & Litigation

Younger brother of Raj Rajaratnam is acquitted in insider-trading trial

Jul 8, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

Legal Technology

Anti-terrorism funding helps NYC police gear up for day-to-day crime detection

Jul 8, 2014, 12:25 pm CDT


$47M cupcake operation that rose from lawyer’s mom-and-pop shop has crumbled

Jul 8, 2014, 10:35 am CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

Sleeping Yankees fan caught on camera sues for alleged defamation

Jul 8, 2014, 08:33 am CDT

Immigration law

Trafficking law helps spur flow of immigrant children to US

Jul 8, 2014, 07:35 am CDT


Blogging federal judge says it’s time for SCOTUS to ‘stfu’

Jul 8, 2014, 06:58 am CDT

Legal History

Harding’s love letters to mistress, held under seal, to be released; lawyer had steamy details

Jul 8, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Election Law

Does voter ID law violate 26th Amendment by suppressing youth vote? 7 college students bring suit

Jul 8, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Jury that acquitted Casey Anthony got it right, her defense lawyer says in new book

Jul 7, 2014, 05:40 pm CDT

Law Practice Management

Well-known law firm sues prominent clients over alleged unpaid bill of nearly $6.4M

Jul 7, 2014, 03:55 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

Lawyer pleads guilty in 3 bank robberies, admits shooting state trooper

Jul 7, 2014, 02:35 pm CDT

Entertainment & Sports Law

Lawyers in Donald Sterling case battle over removal to federal court for medical privacy issue

Jul 7, 2014, 11:02 am CDT

ABA Journal Podcast

Bryan Garner on legal neologisms and how ‘Black’s Law Dictionary’ keeps up (podcast with transcript)

Jul 7, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Election Law

Law prof’s super PAC reaches fundraising goal; aim is new campaign-finance system

Jul 7, 2014, 07:56 am CDT

Law Schools

Law schools react to smallest incoming classes since 1970s; top applicants buck the trend

Jul 7, 2014, 07:10 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS issues second hit to contraceptive mandate; dissenters claim order rewrites Hobby Lobby

Jul 7, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

Former fraudsters and money launderers hit the lecture circuit; ex-lawyer earns up to $6K per speech

Jul 7, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

ABA Journal

Designing your law office to save money and boost productivity—without sacrificing style

Jul 3, 2014, 04:39 pm CDT

Consumer Law

Prove GM fraud on court, if you can, bankruptcy judge tells lawyers in ignition-switch cases

Jul 3, 2014, 12:50 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Church’s sign-restriction challenge will be heard by SCOTUS

Jul 3, 2014, 11:02 am CDT

Legal History

Stray period in Declaration of Independence copy causes ‘serious misunderstanding,’ scholar says

Jul 3, 2014, 10:40 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

UPS driver’s pregnancy-bias case to get SCOTUS review

Jul 3, 2014, 09:44 am CDT

Legal Ethics

Judge sanctions lawyer who claimed ‘rogue attorney’ appeared on his behalf

Jul 3, 2014, 08:44 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Will Alito be more influential than Scalia?

Jul 3, 2014, 08:00 am CDT

Education Law

School suspension of boy, 7, who chewed pastry into gun shape is upheld by hearing officer

Jul 3, 2014, 06:00 am CDT

Internet Law

Goldman Sachs asks judge to order Google to delete email sent to wrong account

Jul 2, 2014, 05:15 pm CDT

Labor & Employment Law

Walgreens employee fired for eating $1.39 bag of chips accepts $180K settlement

Jul 2, 2014, 04:30 pm CDT

Law Schools

Cooley Law School loses 6th Circuit defamation appeal

Jul 2, 2014, 01:42 pm CDT

Law Schools

Cooley Law School won’t enroll new 1Ls at Ann Arbor campus, plans faculty layoffs

Jul 2, 2014, 12:45 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

A ‘specious unanimity’? Concurrences in some unanimous SCOTUS cases are as angry as dissents

Jul 2, 2014, 11:18 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent is grist for ‘Song a Day’ musician

Jul 2, 2014, 10:02 am CDT


Lawyers give info cards to defendants outside courtroom to protest judge’s arraignment procedure

Jul 2, 2014, 08:30 am CDT

Legal Ethics

DLA says it keeps a tight rein on partner who admits faking $69K in cab receipts at prior firm

Jul 2, 2014, 08:18 am CDT

Law Firms

Defunct law firms aren’t entitled to claw back unfinished-business profits, New York high court says

Jul 2, 2014, 07:08 am CDT

Legal Marketing & Consulting

Solo claims two law firms stole his website content, harming his Google search-result position

Jul 2, 2014, 05:44 am CDT

Question of the Week

What do you do when a client doesn’t pay the bill?

Jul 1, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

Labor & Employment Law

Tinder co-founder files sexual harassment suit against her former partners

Jul 1, 2014, 02:31 pm CDT

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