Career & Practice

7963 ABA Journal Career & Practice articles.

Nothing is off-limits for this California bar task force

The group, which laid the groundwork for what could become the largest modern reform to the state’s professional rules potentially set a road map for others around the country.

An LSC grant program is trying to increase access to justice through tech

The Technology Initiative Grant Program awards regional LSC offices money for creating technology plans that help low-income people with their legal needs.

We must not squander the future of legal services
Choice and Fate: Why I’m glad my first job offer was rescinded
When caring costs you: Lawyers can experience vicarious trauma from work
This Alaska lawyer blends life and law as a tribal court judge and an Orthodox Jew

How does a Jewish kid from Philly become a tribal court judge in Alaska? Just ask Judge David Avraham Voluck.

What can lawyers do to combat their bad PR?
Recent spate of big-money guaranteed contracts for lateral partners raises eyebrows and concerns
Is it time to reevaluate the standard for legal malpractice in criminal cases?
Meet the 2020 Spirit of Excellence Award honorees

The ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession presents the annual awards to lawyers who excel professionally; personify excellence at the national, state or local level; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the law.

No Country for Rural Lawyers: Small-town attorneys still find it hard to thrive

Solving the rural attorney shortage won’t be easy, given that few law graduates appear willing to set up shop in rural America. The situation is only expected to worsen in the near future, given that many lawyers in less-populated counties are approaching retirement age and no younger attorneys have moved in to replace them.

Afternoon Briefs: California bar seeks proposals on nonlawyer practitioners; online ‘sneak-in’ contracts abound

California bar working group to consider licensing nonlawyer practitioners

The State Bar of California is forming a working group to make recommendations on the licensing of nonlawyers to perform some…

Immigration judges are leaving because the job is ‘unbearable,’ union says

Dozens of immigration judges have left or retired because of concerns about judicial independence. The job has become “unbearable,” according to A. Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.

Ex-lawyer charged with fraud after collecting money from inmate for fake bribe scheme
A former Wisconsin lawyer has been accused of securing $30,000 from an inmate’s parents based on false promises that much of the money would be used to bribe a federal prosecutor, federal judge and probation officer.
2 founding partners leave boutique firm, and one explains why: He needs a break from law practice
Why did two founding partners leave the high-profile litigation boutique Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz?

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