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Afternoon Briefs: 11 ex-capital inmates added to innocence list; lawyer finds historic photo in attic

11 former death-row inmates are added to group’s innocence list

The Death Penalty Information Center has added 11 former inmates to its list of people who were exonerated after an…

Harvard Law student frustrated by quest for interview suit creates her own clothing company
Searching for an interview suit was frustrating for Harvard Law School student Logan Brown. Last year, she visited several shops in her quest for proper and comfortable attire for a career fair and found nothing.
Legal recruiter’s article about lawyers shunned in BigLaw raises eyebrows
Prestigious law firms avoid hiring 23 types of lawyers, according to Harrison Barnes, the managing director and founder of BCG Attorney Search, a legal recruiting firm.
Diversity ‘bottleneck’ and minority attrition keep firm leadership ranks white and male, new ABA survey says
More minorities are getting hired as associates, but law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity “bottleneck” and higher rates of minority attrition, according to an ABA survey report released Tuesday.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm partners with startup in pipeline program; Trump lawyer’s home vandalized

BigLaw firm partners with Legal Innovators in pipeline program

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is partnering on a pipeline program with Legal Innovators, a startup alternative legal services provider that…

Woman who met lawyer on social media is accused in his killing; one other suspect is also charged
Police have arrested two people in the killing of a lawyer in his home above his law office in Laurel, Maryland. One of them is a woman he met on social media and invited into his home, police say.
Judge Jed Rakoff discusses new book about how to fix a broken legal system

Judge Jed Rakoff says he has “the world’s greatest job.” Lucky for him, he can have it for life. Rakoff’s good fortune is to be a U.S. district judge. Next month, he’ll celebrate is 25th year at it.

Rambling remarks by Trump impeachment lawyer bewilder pundits
The second impeachment defense of former President Donald Trump got off to a slow start Tuesday.
Did bar candidates who had a choice do better on in-person or remote exams?

Most jurisdictions saw bar exam pass rates increase in 2020, regardless of whether they had in-person or online exams. However, in three states that offered both types of exams, online test-takers didn’t do as well.

Animal rights lawyer is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend
An animal rights lawyer in Evergreen, Colorado, has been arrested on a charge of solicitation to commit murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers knock ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome;’ attorney flashes medical pot card

Trump lawyers seek dismissal of impeachment case

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to dismiss the impeachment case against him. Their brief argues that the…

Police investigate homicide of lawyer, a ‘statutory wizard’ who lived above his law office
Police in Laurel, Maryland, are investigating the homicide of a lawyer who was said to be so devoted to his work that he lived in an apartment above his law office on Main Street.
This judge is getting mentioned as Merrick Garland’s likely replacement, possible future SCOTUS nominee
U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of Washington, D.C., is a leading contender to replace Judge Merrick Garland and a possible future nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Washington Post commentary.
Perkins Coie associate advances to ‘Jeopardy’ tournament of champions
Perkins Coie associate Zachary Newkirk will appear in Jeopardy’s tournament of champions later this year after winning six games.
Legal services sector gains 4,800 jobs in January
The legal services industry added 4,800 jobs in January following a loss of 1,500 jobs in December.

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