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Two states introduce COVID-19 waivers for July bar exams
Stanford law prof who used quote with racial slur in class says he won’t do it again
Stanford law professor Michael McConnell has said he won’t use the N-word again after using the racial slur in class to illustrate how Southerners used racism to generate opposition to the creation of the Constitution.
Afternoon Briefs: Pryor Cashman associate gets bond; firm’s contact form crashes after pro bono offer

Judge OKs bond for 2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack

Two lawyers accused in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied New York police car can be released…

Lawyers who donate to judicial campaigns get more indigent defense appointments, study finds
A study of lawyer appointments has found that judges were more likely to appoint lawyers who had contributed to their election campaigns to represent indigent defendants than they were to appoint nondonors.
NCBE plans to offer some remote exams for new October testing date but not for UBE
The National Conference of Bar Examiners announced Monday that remote offerings will be available in October for the multistate bar exam, the multistate essay exam and the multistate performance test.
8 of the nation’s leading lawyers discuss impacts of COVID-19 on their practice areas

For lawyers and the legal system, the issues presented by the novel coronavirus have been as novel as the virus itself. The reverberations will be long-lasting—in some cases, forever so. The ABA Journal talked to eight leading lawyers in their fields, including Gloria Allred and Robert Shapiro, about impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their practice areas.

‘Modest increase’ for class of 2019 jobs but also smaller class size, ABA data shows
For 2019 graduates of ABA-accredited law schools, 80.6% were employed in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or are categorized as JD-advantage positions, according to data released Monday.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS declines case on mandatory bar; FBI’s top lawyer resigns amid pressure

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to mandatory bar dues

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s requirement that all lawyers join the state bar association…

2 lawyers are charged with Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; 1 is Pryor Cashman associate

A furloughed Pryor Cashman associate and a second lawyer were charged Saturday in a Molotov cocktail attack on a New York City police car. They were charged with causing damage to a police vehicle by fire and explosives.

Lawyer certified as emergency medical technician calls on his experience during COVID-19 crisis

“I am able to use my skills to help with the board, to help with meal organization, and to help with providing supplemental staffing at a time when more than ever an EMT is needed,” says lawyer Christopher Jennison, an ABA member, employment and labor counsel with the Federal Aviation Administration, and assembly clerk of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division.

Dale Minami discusses his life of fighting injustice
New implicit-bias tool offers insight and answers
Once in prison for life, this New Jersey lawyer’s story has inspired an ABC TV series
New study looks at the prison system’s failure to address women’s health and safety behind bars
Awards are great marketing tools, but they’re not all created equal

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