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Legal Ethics

‘Law Tigers’ lawyer is reprimanded because referral website didn’t comply with testimonial ban

Apr 16, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

Tax Law

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

Apr 15, 2014, 03:15 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

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

Apr 15, 2014, 01:20 pm CDT

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Poll: Which American Eagle caption fits best?

Apr 15, 2014, 01:01 pm CDT

Government Law

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

Apr 15, 2014, 10:37 am CDT

White-Collar Crime

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

Apr 15, 2014, 09:55 am CDT


Fitzpatrick Cella reorganizes staff, confirms ‘associate attrition’

Apr 15, 2014, 08:33 am CDT


Nixon Peabody lays off 38 staffers

Apr 15, 2014, 08:08 am CDT


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

Apr 15, 2014, 07:29 am CDT

Copyright Law

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

Apr 15, 2014, 06:40 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Better fingerprint technology led to arrest in 1997 murder case

Apr 15, 2014, 06:15 am CDT

Criminal Justice

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

Apr 15, 2014, 05:45 am CDT

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

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