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Arkansas judge agrees to quit, but denies charges of trading pretrial release for sexual favors

Constitutional Law

Lesbian moms’ rights not violated by birth-certificate law, Arkansas Supreme Court rules

Criminal Justice

US indictment accuses ex-judge of tossing cases in exchange for compromising photos and paddlings


Smaller towns outrank big cities in this list of best places for law grads

Election Law

Suits seek to block Arkansas referendum that would cap attorney fees and damages in medical cases

Legal Ethics

Federal judge reprimands five class-action lawyers for using court as a ‘bargaining chip’

Criminal Justice

Judge fines lawyer $4K for late courthouse arrival, unmoved by claim of bad cellphone reception

Corporate Law

Claims of corruption by Wal-Mart in Mexico fizzle; Delaware court nixes shareholder suit

Legal Ethics

Lawyer admits taking $100K in his law firm’s funds, gives up law license

Legal Ethics

Nude photos of defendants at judge’s home a ‘turning point’ in resignation decision, official says

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge plans to sanction 16 lawyers for ‘gamesmanship’ and ‘forum shopping’


FBI to help authorities access iPhone and iPad of suspects in slaying of Arkansas couple

White-Collar Crime

Judge who reduced verdict from $5M to $1M, expecting campaign gift, gets 10 years in bribe case

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer’s suit seeks declaratory judgment that he shoved state treasurer in self-defense

Juvenile Justice

Found delinquent in fatal school shootings, both perps sought or got guns after release at age 21

Criminal Justice

Judge is charged in hot-car death of his toddler son

Law Firms

Scammed law firm sues insurer for lost money

Criminal Justice

Lawyer’s own view of ‘train wreck’ performance doesn’t justify resentencing, top state court says


New ethics complaint: Judge paid lawyers appearing before him, offered defendant $300 for nude pose

Legal Ethics

Did lawyers use federal court as a ‘bargaining chip’? Irked judge schedules sanctions hearing
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Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."