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Judge accused of ordering handcuffing, jailing of litigants should be removed, commission says
The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended the removal of a Sullivan County judge accused of ordering the jailing and handcuffing of litigants for contempt without following procedural safeguards.
Decision about releasing July bar exam materials will come in May, NCBE says
The National Conference of Bar Examiners, which develops and produces the attorney licensing tests used by most U.S. jurisdictions, will announce in early May whether its tests will be released for the July bar exam.
Lawyer’s ‘glib’ coronavirus tweet spurs outrage and death threats
California lawyer Scott McMillan decided to weigh in after President Donald Trump tweeted about the need for Americans to get back to work.
Billable hour expectations remain the same, though work volume is ‘trending lower,’ survey says
Ninety-six percent of lawyers and legal staff members who responded to an online survey said their workplaces had announced a move to remote work by March 24.
Afternoon Briefs: GCs are overloaded with coronavirus webinars; former judge dies at 88

General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites

Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…

Federal judge trims law firm’s suit that claims a rival firm hijacked website traffic
A federal judge in Chicago has trimmed some claims from an Illinois law firm’s suit that alleges that a rival hijacked its website traffic and copied some of its website content.
Judge is censured for ‘crass’ and ‘sexist’ remarks, comment with ‘racial overtones’
A California judge has been censured after commenting on “smoking hot” women, proclaiming that he had the "biggest balls in the courthouse" and making other inappropriate remarks.
How can law firms stay afloat through the novel coronavirus crisis?

When it comes to figuring out what to do with your law firm in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are two things lawyers should be thinking about: Who has legal needs and an ability to pay.

Law firms are considered essential businesses in some states amid the coronavirus

Some states, including Illinois and Indiana, have labeled lawyers essential workers who can still go into their offices amid stay-at-home orders aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus.

Sounding the alarm: One whistleblower’s story
The ‘emergency room of law’: Protections are critical for whistleblowers and their lawyers

“The whistleblower often comes to us in pretty bad shape,” attorney Stephen Kohn says. “He’s at risk to be killed [in his profession]. It’s our job to get those bandages on, get him back to health and have him walk out in good condition.”

Afternoon Briefs: ABA backs stay-home exemption for legal services; PG&E to plead guilty in fire deaths

ABA: Exempt legal services from any US stay-home order

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez says legal services should be deemed essential and exempted from any national stay-home order. “The American…

Judge censured for discourteous behavior during hearing on racy pictures
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a judge who told a man’s girlfriend and wife that they let themselves be played by a “knucklehead.”
Law firms are making the same mistakes with women and millennials, lawyer says
As we enter 2020, I am reflecting on more than a decade of work on behalf of young lawyers. Although I am proud of my body of work, which includes three books for women lawyers and a fourth book for all millennial lawyers, I also am aware of how little we have learned about developing talent in those 10-plus years.
BarBri bar exam prep options will soon include streamed, real-time lectures
Whether the July bar exam will actually take place as traditionally scheduled is unknown, but starting in May, anyone who wants to study for it has the option of watching livestreamed BarBri lectures with moderated questions and answers.

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