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Judging the Judges

New procedural rules for judicial misconduct cases will apply in all federal circuits

Rule of Law ‘Crucial’ to Economic Success

Because the rule of law cannot be solely the province of lawyers, it was only fitting Wednesday afternoon that an economist on a panel made mostly of lawyers offered the…

Fla. Bar Reverses Course, Allows Lawyers to Tout Avvo Rankings

The controversial lawyer-ranking website Avvo is fighting battles on several fronts in its effort to list lawyers in every state.

In the most recent skirmish, the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee…

Trial Lawyers Decry Chamber’s Annual Legal Climate Survey

Even before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce formally released its annual survey assessing state liability systems, trial lawyers were crying foul.

The survey, “Apr 23, 2008 2:41 PM CDT

350 Lawyers Trek to San Angelo, Charging ‘Billables for the Soul’

Gearing up for what surely will be among the largest child custody cases in U.S. history, scores of attorneys are converging upon San Angelo, Texas, to represent pro bono the…

Meet Gerry Goldstein, Lawyer for Polygamy Sect in Texas Ranch Raid

Known for taking challenging constitutional cases, Gerry Goldstein apparently didn’t hesitate when he got a chance to defend a fringe Mormon group that advocates polygamy, concerning a controversial raid of…

Texas Scrambles to Prep for Sect Hearing

The state of Texas has dispatched about 300 welfare workers to interview 416 children removed from a polygamous sect in preparation for a hearing Thursday before a Texas judge who…

Lawyer Protests Spark Pakistan Violence; At Least 7 Killed

Lawyer protests in a major Pakistan city yesterday sparked widespread rioting there in which at least seven people were reportedly killed, offices were set ablaze and a bar association office…

N.Y. Bar Report: Balanced Life is Rare, But We Are the Enemy

Despite flex-time, part-time and other commonplace law firm policies that promote work-life balance, the reality is quite different from what the employee manual might suggest. Attorneys in an ever-more-stressful profession…

Righting Wrongs

ABA ethics amendments confirm prosecutors’ duty to disclose new evidence

Scruggs Says Bar’s Complaint is Premature

Disgraced plaintiffs lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reject a petition to have him disbarred, arguing that the effort is premature.

The Mississippi Bar Association…

ABA Announces Nominations

House of Delegates will finalize selections for leadership posts

Boston Bar Prez Decries Law’s Focus on Money

Too many lawyers judge their success on the basis of money, to the detriment of the profession and their own happiness.

That’s the conclusion of Boston Bar Association President Anthony…

Hollywood Zingers

Movies and TV portray lawyers without apology

Gathering Facts

ABA to check U.S. and other countries for rule of law

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