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ABA to Consider Proposal that Would Make Lateral Moves Easier

The ABA House of Delegates will consider a proposed change to model ethics rules that would ease the way for lawyers leaping from one law firm to another.

The controversial…

A Vienna Convergence

World Justice Forum raises rule of law issues

Sharpening Our Focus

World Justice Project brings rule of law to the fore as the highest priority for all

Advocate for the Courts

Judiciary issues top agenda of incoming ABA President Wells

The ABA’s New Scorecard

Impact of association policies will be posted online

Why?

A father’s question spurs exploration of our profession

ABA Notices

Japan Seeks to Add Lawyers and Dispatch Them Beyond Cities

Japan has a goal of licensing 3,000 new lawyers a year and sending some of its law graduates to underserved rural areas to practice.

Toward that end, the country opened…

New Attorney Ad Rules for La. Lawyers as of Dec. 1

New advertising standards for Louisiana lawyers are slated to go into effect on December 1, but some practitioners feel they could still using a bit of tweaking.

For the first…

Jury Deadlocks in Trial of Man Accused of Killing Ex-Bar President

A jury has deadlocked in the trial of homeless man accused of killing a former president of the California State Bar during a sexual tryst two years ago.

The defendant,…

How to Make Women Lawyers Partners

A new study being released tomorrow says simple strategies can help law firms help close the gap between the number of women and men who are advancing into partnership ranks.

McNulty Memo Changes Not Enough to Protect Privilege, ABA Task Force Chair Says

The chairman of an ABA task force says legislation is still needed to protect the attorney-client privilege, despite a pledge by the Justice Department

‘Tell it to the Judge’ Survey to Query Witnesses, Lawyers About Fairness

Lawyers, witnesses, police officers and other court participants in nine states will be asked to fill out surveys asking them about the fairness of the proceedings.

The “Tell it to…

Gambling-Addicted Lawyer to Help Repay Clients with Book Proceeds

A former lawyer plans to contribute the earnings from an ABA book about his downfall to help repay clients whose trust accounts he raided to support a gambling addiction.

Michael…

Divorce Deli Offers Menu of Marriage Dissolution Options

Rather than fighting a trend toward more individual involvement in their own legal matters, a Florida matrimonial lawyer is joining it.

For those seeking an end to their…

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