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Legal Ethics

Donations to inmates’ prison accounts yield reprimand for West Virginia lawyer

Feb 11, 2015, 06:15 am CST

Law in Popular Culture

He’s a lawyer, he’s a financial analyst. No, he’s stock photo man!

Feb 11, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Family Law

Most Alabama counties refuse gay-marriage licenses after defiant order by state chief justice

Feb 10, 2015, 08:00 am CST

Lawyer Pay

Some associates will earn less as gap widens between rich and super-rich law firms, columnist says

Feb 10, 2015, 07:01 am CST

Constitutional Law

Did SCOTUS decision help states seeking to lower the drinking age? Minnesota lawmaker thinks so

Feb 10, 2015, 06:15 am CST

ABA Midyear

Vote to oppose ‘stand-your-ground’ laws passed by ABA House of Delegates

Feb 9, 2015, 04:19 pm CST

Death Penalty

Capital punishment should require unanimity and transparency, say ABA policymakers

Feb 9, 2015, 01:00 pm CST

ABA Midyear

Should juveniles be shackled in court or sentenced to life without parole? ABA leaders weigh in

Feb 9, 2015, 11:40 am CST

ABA Midyear

Counsel young lawyers about debt, ABA policymakers urge law schools and bar groups

Feb 9, 2015, 10:35 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t block gay marriages in Alabama; Thomas decries ‘cavalier attitude’ toward states

Feb 9, 2015, 09:09 am CST

Constitutional Law

Alabama chief justice orders probate judges not to marry gay couples; is it ‘a George Wallace move’?

Feb 9, 2015, 07:21 am CST

Copyright Law

Katy Perry’s lawyers assert Left Shark copyright, send cease-and-desist letter to 3D printer

Feb 9, 2015, 05:45 am CST

ABA Midyear

Diversity is winner as the ABA begins selecting next class of leaders

Feb 8, 2015, 07:59 pm CST

Bar Associations

ABA signs friendship agreement to help bolster rule of law initiatives in Sri Lanka

Feb 7, 2015, 05:59 pm CST


New book reveals the story of the lawyer who was one of the last US soldiers to leave Vietnam

Feb 7, 2015, 08:59 am CST

Family Law

Defining the line between corporal punishment and child abuse can be tricky, say speakers

Feb 6, 2015, 10:23 pm CST

First Amendment

Where should the line between free speech and accountability be drawn on social media?

Feb 6, 2015, 09:00 pm CST

Constitutional Law

Assistant public defender handcuffed in court hallway files complaint against police officers

Feb 6, 2015, 04:05 pm CST


Innocent man jailed 2 months in rape case; DA blames DNA label ‘clerical error’

Feb 6, 2015, 11:20 am CST

ABA Midyear

Human rights should be a priority in oil, gas and mining industries, say speakers at ABA Midyear

Feb 6, 2015, 09:10 am CST

Privacy Law

Trial lawyers group is sued for alleged junk-fax violation; US Chamber calls attention to suit

Feb 6, 2015, 06:15 am CST

Law Schools

Should laptops be banned in law school? Comprehension suffers from verbatim notes, law prof says

Feb 6, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Disability Law

How many therapy ducks are too many? Veteran with PTSD and 6 ducks appeals

Feb 5, 2015, 12:00 pm CST

Law in Popular Culture

Announcement of new Harper Lee book stirs excitement and ‘a whiff of controversy’

Feb 5, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Question of the Week

What book, movie or TV show would you most like to see developed into a sequel or spin-off?

Feb 4, 2015, 03:25 pm CST

The New Normal

9 ways to change the carnivorous partnership model and save BigLaw firms

Feb 4, 2015, 02:40 pm CST

ABA Midyear

Immigration and access to justice will be hot topics as ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Houston

Feb 4, 2015, 09:10 am CST

Consumer Law

Only 21% of herbal supplements tested had accurate ingredient labels, New York AG says

Feb 4, 2015, 09:06 am CST


Fed-up federal judge has apparently seen way too many discovery disputes

Feb 4, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Entertainment & Sports Law

Judge requests changes to proposed NFL concussion settlement

Feb 3, 2015, 02:00 pm CST

Legal Rebels Updates

Freelance attorney network Custom Counsel acquired by CuroLegal

Feb 3, 2015, 01:30 pm CST

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling; Alabama AG turns to SCOTUS

Feb 3, 2015, 01:03 pm CST

Law in Popular Culture

Harper Lee will release sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Feb 3, 2015, 12:15 pm CST


$1.37B case is abruptly dropped after lawyers’ Google search spots alleged fakery

Feb 3, 2015, 08:57 am CST

U.S. Supreme Court

Which justices’ opinions are least friendly? Scalia isn’t the most negative, study says

Feb 3, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Trials & Litigation

Bats living in courthouse invade trial; one tries to bite deputy

Feb 2, 2015, 10:00 am CST

Asked and Answered

How these law students help costs and acrimony for divorcing couples (podcast with transcript)

Feb 2, 2015, 09:00 am CST


Lawyers are more liberal than general population, study finds; what about judges?

Feb 2, 2015, 07:56 am CST

Law Professors

Con law professor, a former law dean, is arrested on prostitution charge

Feb 2, 2015, 06:55 am CST

Criminal Justice

More people are going to prison at later ages, contributing to graying prison population

Feb 2, 2015, 05:45 am CST

Big Data

Small firms are using data tools for analysis, too

Feb 1, 2015, 06:25 am CST

National Pulse

How should states regulate drones and aerial surveillance?

Feb 1, 2015, 06:24 am CST

Report from Governmental Affairs

Financial commitment by Congress to address elder abuse issues is an encouraging step

Feb 1, 2015, 06:23 am CST

Your ABA

Self-help centers could better serve consumers by helping them find lawyers, survey indicates

Feb 1, 2015, 06:22 am CST


Going beyond the evidence to spin a story for your jury

Feb 1, 2015, 06:21 am CST

Opening Statements

Distillers are facing lawsuits over ‘small batch’ and ‘handmade’ labeling claims

Feb 1, 2015, 06:00 am CST

Paradigm Shift

Model program brings holistic solutions to divorce

Feb 1, 2015, 04:20 am CST

Bryan Garner on Words

Word choice influences the way jurors understand your argument

Feb 1, 2015, 02:20 am CST

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon: A lawyer and a puppet approach the bench. Tell us what happens next

Jan 30, 2015, 09:00 am CST

Internet Law

Emoticons matter, judge rules in Silk Road trial

Jan 30, 2015, 05:45 am CST

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