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Keeping Up Appearances

Dress code expectations for lawyers are evoked in the name of professionalism and steeped in tradition. But advocates say that centuries-old grooming dictates have negatively impacted people of color, women, those with disabilities and LGBTQ folks and need to evolve. Many question their necessity.

Lawyer and military vet now fights his biggest battle: ALS

When I interviewed for a summer associate position, I aimed for a firm with the people and culture I thought would help me understand what it meant to be an attorney for the biggest companies in the world. Five years later, those same people would help me face the biggest challenge of my life and a new set of terrifying letters: ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Florida lawyer creates the role models he didn’t have through a children’s book

Former NSA and CIA general counsel has made it her mission to strengthen national security through civic education

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker has spent decades dealing with national security. Today, Parker’s focus isn’t spies, surveillance or foreign governments. It’s education—specifically, inadequate civic education from elementary school to graduate school. When Americans don’t understand the foundations of their democracy, they are susceptible to misinformation and manipulation, she says. In her view, civic education is a national security imperative.

Retired Judge Posner must face suit alleging he failed to pay leader of his pro se center

Former federal appeals Judge Richard Posner must face a lawsuit alleging that he never paid a promised $120,000 annual salary to an employee who co-led a pro se center for nearly a year and a half.

Tales of 3 generations of Black women intertwine to form ‘Memphis’

A Tennessee lawyer shares how her lawyerly research techniques prepared her to dig into her family’s history to develop characters in her novel focused on three generations of Black women and spanning seven decades.

Lawyers avoid mandatory religious liberty instruction, for now

Lawyers for Southwest Airlines didn’t have to attend religious liberty training Tuesday as a result of a temporary administrative stay granted by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans.

Need for Speed: Can the wheels of justice turn quicker?

“How long will this take?” An often-asked question clients pose to their lawyers. (The most often is, “How much will this cost me?”) In the legal world, unfortunately, it generally takes too long to get matters resolved.

‘Congenial’ and ‘reasonable’ judge tells police he doesn’t remember alleged shooting spree

A judge in Garfield County, Oklahoma, has stopped hearing cases after his arrest in an alleged shooting spree and road-rage incident in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 11.

$195K wasn’t enough to buy this item owned by Justice Ginsburg

A bid of $195,000 wasn’t high enough to secure the “Pegasus” necklace worn by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Interested in trying AI to write? It’s as easy as opening a document

“A founding father” of bar exam software cautions that human knowledge and judgment are needed to make sure that AI-generated writing is accurate.

Justice Thomas attended Koch network donor events, interacted with the brothers at retreats, report says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has attended at least two donor events orchestrated by the Koch network and has developed a bond with the conservative Koch brothers during all-male retreats, according to a new report by ProPublica.

Ex-lawyer Alex Murdaugh, serving time for murder, pleads guilty to stealing from clients

Disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Thursday to 22 federal charges for stealing millions of dollars from clients and the estate of his late housekeeper.

After abrupt resignation, legal tech CEO faces groping allegations

Legal technology CEO Kiwi Camara’s resignation last week has been followed by a new report suggesting that the executive allegedly groped a young female employee at a company dinner.

Federal prosecutor’s office in rural Oklahoma struggles to hire attorneys for spiking caseloads

The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is struggling to hire lawyers after obtaining funding to ramp up from eight criminal prosecutors to 159 employees.

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