Career & Practice

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Lawyer loses his job after posting video of himself outside Capitol during riot
Updated: Goosehead Insurance in Texas has fired associate general counsel Paul MacNeal Davis after he posted a video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the riot Wednesday.
Some liberals suggest Justice Breyer should retire after Democratic Senate wins in Georgia
Justice Stephen G. Breyer hasn’t indicated when he plans to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, but some liberals say the timing should be sooner rather than later.
Judges are stressed by their decisions, and 20% have at least one depressive symptom, survey finds
One in five judges who responded to a survey on job stress met at least one criteria for depressive disorder, according to survey results released late last month.
Judge Judy, in a rare interview, reflects on her iconic TV show as it reaches its final season
In 1987, Judge Judith Sheindlin of New York County Family Court terminated a couple’s parental rights to their two young children. The mother had shown no interest in raising them. Their father had been incarcerated for several years, and his release was many more away.
Suspension imposed after appeals judge is accused of making himself a beneficiary of ex-client’s will
The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended a state appeals judge with pay during an ethics investigation.
Meet Annaliese Fleming, the ABA’s new general counsel

After an extensive nationwide search, ABA Executive Director Jack Rives announced in October that the association had found its new senior associate executive director and general counsel.

Federal judge will mull election suit sanctions, says courts aren’t for ‘symbolic political gestures’
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., who found it difficult to think that an election lawsuit was “meant seriously,” will consider whether to refer the case to a court grievance committee.
Afternoon Briefs: First female judge will head Cook County Criminal Court; 2 firms cancel merger

First female judge will preside over Illinois criminal court

Judge Erica Reddick was appointed as presiding judge of the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago on Monday, marking the first…

2 competing legal research companies announce merger
Fastcase and Casemaker, two competing legal research companies that have previously faced off in litigation, announced Tuesday that they have merged.
Florida lawyer disbarred more than a year after her death
The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer who died more than a year ago.
Foley & Lardner announces partner has resigned after her involvement in Trump’s Georgia call went public
Updated: A Foley & Lardner partner who participated in the Saturday phone call between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no longer with her law firm.
BigLaw firm expands presence in Midwest with latest merger
Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl started the new year by announcing that it acquired Wooden McLaughlin, a 47-attorney firm that has offices in three Indiana cities.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS will consider cheerleader’s First Amendment case; former AG dies at 88

Supreme Court asked to weigh in on student’s discipline over social media

At its first private conference after the holiday break, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this week whether…

Big changes for bar exam suggested by NCBE testing task force
Bar exams of the future should be delivered online as an integrated test with scenarios to answer questions from, rather than in, sections with different formats, according to preliminary recommendations released Monday by the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ testing task force.
What types of lawsuits were filed over COVID-19 in 2020?
Despite predictions made in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, lawsuits alleging that COVID-19 caused physical or economic harm were limited in 2020.

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