26027 ABA Journal States articles.
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.
Feb 1, 2020 3:00 AM CST
How does a Jewish kid from Philly become a tribal court judge in Alaska? Just ask Judge David Avraham Voluck.
Feb 1, 2020 1:10 AM CST
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.
Feb 1, 2020 12:00 AM CST
A Connecticut judge ruled Monday that prosecutors can introduce evidence from a slain woman’s Fitbit that is inconsistent with her husband’s story about a masked intruder shooting her in the head.
Jan 28, 2020 2:21 PM CST
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.
Jan 28, 2020 11:43 AM CST
A top Department of Justice lawyer is notifying courts that he inadvertently let his Washington, D.C., law license lapse around Oct. 1, a mistake he didn’t discover and correct until Dec. 9.
Jan 28, 2020 10:15 AM CST
Nathaniel Jones, civil rights lawyer and appeals judge, dies at 93
Former civil rights lawyer and federal appeals judge Nathaniel Jones died Sunday at age 93. Jones was on the…
Jan 27, 2020 4:20 PM CST
A New York lawyer who possesses more than 500 wills, many of them obtained by acquiring others’ law practices, can’t dispose of the documents after a fruitless search for the testators—people who have made wills—according to an ethics opinion by the New York State Bar Association.
Jan 27, 2020 1:33 PM CST
Authorities have arrested a suspended Charleston, West Virginia, lawyer who went on the lam in 2016 after he was accused of billing the state for indigent defense work that he didn’t perform.
Jan 27, 2020 12:16 PM CST
The District of Columbia Bar is considering changes to its ethics rules that could allow external ownership of law firms, as well as businesses in which lawyers and nonlawyers provide both legal and nonlegal services.
Jan 27, 2020 10:40 AM CST
A Cincinnati judge said he regularly calls U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he suspects that defendants in his courtroom are in the country illegally.
Jan 27, 2020 10:10 AM CST
A municipal court judge in Maumee, Ohio, is apologizing for two anti-gay letters to the editor he wrote as a student at Ohio State University in the 1990s.
Jan 24, 2020 4:09 PM CST
Judge denies 16-year-old aspiring lawyer’s request for murder evidence
A 16-year-old aspiring lawyer and true crime blogger lost a bid Thursday to access evidence in the Texas murder case that…
Jan 24, 2020 3:48 PM CST
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a 2016 decision and ruled that judges may impose the death penalty even when jurors do not unanimously recommend it.
Jan 24, 2020 2:47 PM CST
A bank robbery defendant who was arrested based on Google location data is seeking to suppress the evidence under a challenge to the broad warrant that authorized the disclosure.
Jan 24, 2020 10:23 AM CST
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