490 ABA Journal COVID-19 articles.
Lawyer is charged in alleged $20M cryptocurrency scam
Lawyer Scott Hughes, 44, of Newport Beach, California, has been accused of helping launder at least $20 million in an alleged cryptocurrency…
Aug 19, 2020 4:29 PM CDT
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A New York lawyer who describes himself as “the lottery lawyer” has been charged in a federal indictment with scheming to defraud three of his winning clients. Jason Kurland was accused of getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
Aug 19, 2020 12:03 PM CDT
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Kathy Ehrhart and her firm represented two of three defendants in a civil case focused on alleged breach of contract over a real estate transaction. The video proceedings had some tech challenges, but the overall experience was better than she expected.
Aug 19, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
No crimes by prosecutors found in Jussie Smollett case
Special prosecutor Dan Webb has found “substantial abuses of discretion” but no criminal wrongdoing by prosecutors who dropped charges against actor…
Aug 17, 2020 4:51 PM CDT
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Aug 17, 2020 10:16 AM CDT
FBI lawyer accused of altering email in Russia probe
An information filed Friday accuses FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith of changing an email used in 2017 to justify continued surveillance…
Aug 14, 2020 5:01 PM CDT
A short story about the first lawyer in a close-knit Black family has been named the winner of the 2020 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. The author is Daniel M. Best, an associate at Gallagher Sharp in Columbus, Ohio.
Aug 14, 2020 1:36 PM CDT
Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies, office visitors
Marion County, Florida, Sheriff Billy Woods has banned face masks for his deputies and visitors to his offices. Woods made some exceptions…
Aug 13, 2020 4:33 PM CDT
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the October online bar exam planned by the NCBE has been described as an “emergency remote testing option.” Additionally, it will not offer a portable score because it’s shorter than the Uniform Bar Exam. But that hasn’t stopped some jurisdictions from making their own reciprocity agreements with each other.
Aug 13, 2020 2:40 PM CDTunprecedented finale to our first spring semester at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago.
Aug 13, 2020 9:13 AM CDT
Prosecutor who filed OSHA complaint dies from COVID-19
A prosecutor in Pennsylvania who filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after becoming ill with COVID-19 has…
Aug 12, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
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