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Afternoon Briefs: DOJ civil rights nominee defends letter; lawyer charged in triple murder

Law Firms

Departing lawyers who copied firm’s databases may be liable for unfair business practices, top state court says

Trials & Litigation

Judge slashes fee request to about $3K for lawyer who filed suit for client after his firing

U.S. Supreme Court

Democrats introduce bill to expand Supreme Court; opponents warn of ‘politicians in robes’

Trials & Litigation

Evidential essentials: How witnesses can make or break a case

Judiciary

Sotomayor and Gorsuch warn that misinformation and intolerance can threaten democracy

U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Breyer says looking to international law can help the court evaluate US cases

Juvenile Justice

Top Massachusetts court vacates 90-day contempt sentence for teen who called judge B-word

Trusts & Estates

Top state court deadlocks on fiduciary exception to attorney-client privilege in K&L Gates case

Ethics

Lawyer deserves reprimand for courtroom protest that led to ‘Bart Simpson-esque’ punishment, ethics board says

Lawyer Pay

First-year associate pay continues to rise, despite pandemic, NALP survey says

Practice Management

Greenberg Traurig leaders begin RV tour to visit firm’s 30 US offices

Legal Rebels Podcast

How one firm is trying to convince technology clients to embrace subscription pricing

Constitutional Law

Full 6th Circuit upholds ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law punishing docs who perform Down syndrome abortions

Appellate Practice

In rare move, full 6th Circuit will hear initial arguments in abortion case; dissent blasts ‘procedural hopscotch’

Law Firms

Leaders of 62 BigLaw firms denounce voting restrictions; coalition is formed to challenge legislation

Judiciary

Alabama judge is suspended from bench after she is accused of anti-death penalty predilection

Mind Your Business

How to make a professional transition during the COVID-19 pandemic

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Supreme Court rules for religion; Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Law Firms

This firm takes top spot for its COVID-19 response, Yale Law Women says; which others took top honors?

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