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Weekly Briefs: Skirts-only dress code gets rehearing; ex-judge reprimanded for ‘sexual innuendo’

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court will hear Texas abortion case on expedited basis but refuses again to block the law

Practice Management

Law firm CEO discusses new book, the evolution of contracts and where he thinks contracts are headed

Law Firms

Orrick extends program of embedding associates at nonprofits

Law Firms

2 law firms promise jobs to underserved students before they enter law school; tuition is free

Verdicts & Settlements

9th Circuit tosses Massage Envy settlement, says judge must consider warning signs of lawyer collusion

Law Schools

Moot court teacher claims her law school position was terminated following complaints to the ABA

Immigration Law

DOJ lifts Trump-era case quotas for immigration judges

Lawyer Pay

What is the starting pay for public defenders? Low salaries discourage applicants

Criminal Justice

2 lawyers plead guilty in Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; prosecutors seek terrorism enhancement


Judge is charged with felony menacing in incident involving ‘AR-15 style rifle’

Bar Exam

Jurisdictions are switching back to in-person bar exam starting in February


Lawyer is disbarred after disciplinary review board alleges an ‘egregious ethics history’

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court seems to be ‘reshaping itself in Justice Thomas’ image,’ op-ed says

First Amendment

Top state court rules against public defender who sued ACLU for calling him ‘crooked’

Legal Writing

From the depths of addiction to helping attorneys overcome their own, lawyer and author Brian Cuban has made his mark

U.S. Supreme Court

Do worker COVID-19 vaccine mandates have to offer religious exemptions? Courts differ; Breyer declines to act


First-generation college grads find fewer jobs after law school than their peers, new NALP data says

The Modern Law Library

Want to change a veteran’s life through pro bono? There’s a manual for that


Judge is suspended once again for social media posts—this time for soliciting hurricane donations

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