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Building the 21st-Cenury Law Firm

8 strategies for constructing your new law firm

Criminal Justice

Ryan Lochte is indicted in Brazil

Criminal Justice

US swimmer agrees to charity payment to avoid prosecution in robbery scandal, lawyer says

Criminal Justice

Two US swimmers are pulled from plane; official alleges armed robbery claim was a lie

Criminal Justice

Brazilian judge orders seizure of passports of US swimmers Lochte and Feigen after robbery report

Personal Lives

Greek lawyer qualified for the Olympics without realizing it

Business of Law

Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop

International Law

Senior Facebook exec held for questioning as Brazil seeks WhatsApp info in drug case

Criminal Justice

2 suspects arrested in home invasion slaying of American lawyer in Venezuela

Criminal Justice

American lawyer stabbed to death in his home in Venezuela

Business of Law

Lawyer in Petrobras cases quits practice, cites concern for ‘security of my family’

Business of Law

Paul Hastings hiring spree includes new Brazil office overseen by 3 former Allen & Overy partners

Law Firms

Angry ghost at law firm pushed me to ground, woman says (see the video)


Exec asked general counsel to pull up shirt but didn’t spot FBI body cam, news report says

The Modern Law Library

Author tells tangled tale of the $19B verdict against Chevron in ‘Law of the Jungle’ (podcast)


US judge’s name is a household word in Argentina

Trials & Litigation

Chevron can sue Patton Boggs over law firm effort to collect $9.5B verdict, federal judge rules

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge rules for Chevron in civil-racketeer case, bans collection of $9B enviro award in US

White-Collar Crime

General counsel takes plea in $39M foreign bribery case

Trials & Litigation

Racketeering case filed by Chevron against lawyer who won $18B enviro award goes to trial
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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."