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Law Firms

These 10 law firms are ranked the most family-friendly

Jul 11, 2016, 08:00 am CDT


Help the ABA Journal select the best legal blogs for the 10th Annual Blawg 100

Jul 8, 2016, 03:10 pm CDT

Human Rights

Detained Chinese lawyer to receive inaugural ABA International Human Rights Award

Jul 8, 2016, 01:15 pm CDT


Chris Christie’s cellphone is apparently found after Bridgegate defendants lose bid to obtain it

Jul 8, 2016, 11:41 am CDT

Internet Law

Suit claims Snapchat fails to warn about sexual content that its editors help choose

Jul 8, 2016, 10:17 am CDT

Privacy Law

FBI didn’t need warrant to use malware to find visitors to child-porn website, judge rules

Jul 8, 2016, 08:30 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Obama condemns fatal shootings of five Dallas cops; sniper was killed by detonating robot

Jul 8, 2016, 08:12 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Fatal shootings by cops increase in first half of 2016; more are recorded on video

Jul 8, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Immigration Law

Obama can use pardon powers to stop deportations, law prof says in op-ed

Jul 8, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Criminal Justice

DOJ asked to investigate another cop shooting of a black man; girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath

Jul 7, 2016, 11:22 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Pete Rose sues former Akin Gump partner for radio show comments

Jul 7, 2016, 09:33 am CDT

Attorney General

AG Loretta Lynch says she won’t prosecute Hillary Clinton

Jul 7, 2016, 08:19 am CDT

New Normal

Associate salary increases may not be good business

Jul 7, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

Criminal Justice

Four prisoners have died since 2012 on extradition trips run by loosely monitored private companies

Jul 7, 2016, 07:30 am CDT

Privacy Law

South Dakota cops collect urine samples through forced catheterization; is it constitutional?

Jul 7, 2016, 07:00 am CDT

Privacy Law

Using worker’s password to access info at former workplace is illegal hacking, 9th Circuit says

Jul 6, 2016, 02:54 pm CDT

Question of the Week

Should law schools accept the GRE as well as the LSAT?

Jul 6, 2016, 02:17 pm CDT

Civil Rights

Justice Department asks judge to block North Carolina bathroom law, cites ‘stigmatic harm’

Jul 6, 2016, 12:40 pm CDT

Civil Rights

Justice Department to investigate police shooting of black man in Baton Rouge

Jul 6, 2016, 11:42 am CDT

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Soccer star Lionel Messi gets suspended sentence for tax fraud

Jul 6, 2016, 09:25 am CDT

Law Firms

Cadwalader shrinks after management changes

Jul 6, 2016, 07:30 am CDT


Judge who detained kids for refusing interactions with dad committed misconduct, special master says

Jul 5, 2016, 04:30 pm CDT

Tort Law

Family of man who was the first self-driving car fatality retains attorney

Jul 5, 2016, 03:40 pm CDT

ABA Know It All

Think you know it all? Take the ABA’s weekly legal news quiz

Jul 5, 2016, 02:03 pm CDT

Law Schools

Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center gets new name after $15 million donation

Jul 5, 2016, 12:06 pm CDT

Criminal Justice

FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton after completing email probe

Jul 5, 2016, 10:40 am CDT

Civil Rights

Judge bars Macy’s from detaining and fining alleged shoplifters

Jul 1, 2016, 12:50 pm CDT

Verdicts & Settlements

2nd Circuit tosses $7.25B swipe-fee settlement; concurring judge calls it a ‘confiscation’

Jul 1, 2016, 10:40 am CDT

Trials & Litigation

Subject of ‘Serial’ podcast gets a new trial; judge says trial lawyer didn’t question cellphone data

Jul 1, 2016, 08:00 am CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Can city sue mortgage lenders over alleged fair-housing violations? Supreme Court to decide

Jul 1, 2016, 07:40 am CDT


50 years later, Freedom of Information Act still chipping away at government’s secretive culture

Jul 1, 2016, 04:30 am CDT


Legal challenges over online reviews seek to separate fact from fiction

Jul 1, 2016, 04:20 am CDT

Opening Statements

Colleges see an uptick in requests for emotional support animals on campus

Jul 1, 2016, 03:50 am CDT

Opening Statements

Law prof says his school is on the cutting edge when it comes to restrooms

Jul 1, 2016, 03:40 am CDT

Opening Statements

‘The Gen Why Lawyer’ podcast explores unconventional career paths for young attorneys

Jul 1, 2016, 03:30 am CDT

National Pulse

Business owners grapple with serving armed customers

Jul 1, 2016, 03:00 am CDT

National Pulse

Police face constitutional challenges for using cellphone tracking devices to locate suspects

Jul 1, 2016, 02:50 am CDT

Supreme Court Report

Oyez website finds sponsors to take over its Supreme Court audio archives

Jul 1, 2016, 02:40 am CDT


Sharing fees with a lawyer outside the firm is OK as long as certain ethics rules are followed

Jul 1, 2016, 02:30 am CDT

Bryan Garner on Words

The sadistic editor and the lawyer who survived his wrath

Jul 1, 2016, 02:20 am CDT

Niche Practice

‘Preventative law’ practice aims to stem the tide of heroin addiction

Jul 1, 2016, 02:10 am CDT

Litigation Funding

Third-party financing is growing, and lawyers are big players

Jul 1, 2016, 02:00 am CDT


Legal aid agencies are using webchat to answer queries

Jul 1, 2016, 01:50 am CDT

Your ABA

In law and music, surmounting new challenges has defined Paula Boggs’ career

Jul 1, 2016, 01:20 am CDT

Your ABA

One law school experiments with accepting the GRE for admissions

Jul 1, 2016, 01:10 am CDT

Report from Governmental Affairs

Record number of bar leaders participated in this year’s ABA Day lobbying event

Jul 1, 2016, 01:00 am CDT

Military Law

Pentagon lifts ban on transgender troops

Jun 30, 2016, 04:36 pm CDT

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court to consider antitrust cases involving ATM fees

Jun 30, 2016, 03:59 pm CDT


Who are the world’s richest practicing lawyers? Some on the list went to prison

Jun 30, 2016, 12:43 pm CDT

Death Penalty

America’s 5 ‘deadliest’ prosecutors are named; is capital sentencing ‘personality driven’?

Jun 30, 2016, 11:40 am CDT

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