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NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals hire first in-house counsel in team’s history

The National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals—which made an unexpected run to last season’s Super Bowl but ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Rams—have hired the first in-house attorney in the team's 55-year history.

Lawyer faces 5-month suspension for lying about capital contribution to law firm

The founder of an Illinois law firm is facing a five-month suspension for “engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”

Why it helps to have some clients

Clients. If you have a private law practice, it helps to have them. But what does one do to land clients—and more important, the right ones?

Columbia tops list of law schools charging more than $100K per year

The cost of attending Columbia Law School in New York City has hit a new high, as students can expect to pay $110,450 for the current academic year.

Courthouse made excuses for ‘creepy’ behavior from judge accused of sexual harassment, former intern says

A Michigan judge who also served as an adjunct law professor is leaving the bench, after a Michigan State University investigation found it likely that he sexually harassed an intern, who was a student at the law school.

Weekly Briefs: Legal sector gains 34,700 jobs in a year; judge unseals Trump search warrant

Legal sector adds 3,000 jobs or more, 3 months in a row

The legal services sector added 3,100 jobs in July following a June gain of 3,300 jobs and a…

Judge accused of bullying behavior and demeaning comments gets suspension

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a judge to be suspended without pay after he was accused of making negative comments to unrepresented defendants about their appearance, background, residency and ethnicity.

Lawyers can hold cryptocurrency in escrow for clients, with safeguards, state ethics opinion says

Lawyers may hold cryptocurrency in escrow for clients, but they must have technical competence and safeguard against losses, according to an Ohio ethics opinion.

Law firm profitability continues to decline as M&A work slows, Thomson Reuters report says

Waning demand for legal services and a rebound in expenses are contributing to a continued decline in law firm profitability in 2022, according to the Thomson Reuters Law Firm Financial Index.

Judge who signed Trump search warrant is targeted; critics seek ‘judgment of God’

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart of Florida is at the center of controversy after signing the search warrant for the Aug. 8 search on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Federal judge sanctions Cooley lawyer for ‘hubris and disregard of procedural rules’

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered a Cooley lawyer to pay the legal fees of his client’s opponent for filing an unsolicited 61-page “submission” with evidentiary materials after advising the court that he did not plan to present further testimony.

Boies Schiller and Hausfeld will get big chunk of $626.6M in legal fees in insurance antitrust case

A federal judge in Alabama approved a $2.67 billion settlement and $626.6 million in attorney fees Tuesday in an antitrust class action against Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans.

In wake of Dobbs, ABA advocates for abortion, same-sex marriage and contraceptive rights

In the first meeting of the ABA House of Delegates since the Dobbs decision came down from the U.S. Supreme Court, delegates voted in favor of a slate of resolutions to protect abortion rights, contraceptive access and same-sex and interracial marriage.

Sharing fees with nonlawyers is inconsistent with profession’s ‘core values,’ ABA House says

Additional language reaffirmed the “core values” in the ABA’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4. and said that “nothing in the resolution” should be interpreted as undermining a 2020 House resolution that encouraged regulatory innovation to expand access to justice.

‘We must not give up,’ ABA President-elect Mary Smith says

“We lift lawyers up,” Mary Smith said. “We lift the legal profession up. And we cannot let ourselves be distracted by detractors. We can and must do more.”

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