Domestic Relations

10 ABA Journal Domestic Relations articles.

Ethics case tossed against judge accused of allowing reality TV show to film in her courtroom
A hearing panel has dismissed ethics charges against a Florida judge accused of allowing a reality TV show to film domestic violence cases in her courtroom, according to an order filed Tuesday.
Suspended family law attorney is accused of additional sex crimes
A suspended Chicago family law attorney faces additional sexual assault and sexual abuse charges involving attacks on two women he knew through his law practice.
Afternoon Briefs: Ex-Jones Day lawyers drop class action claims; ‘Grim Reaper’ lawyer fights sanctions bid

Ex-Jones Day associates drop class action claims in bias lawsuit

Former female associates suing Jones Day for alleged bias have agreed to drop their class action claims of systemic…

9th Circuit revives lawyer’s suit against ex-husband for alleged email snooping
A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Washington lawyer’s suit contending that her then-husband violated the Stored Communications Act by accessing her work emails.
Afternoon Briefs: Open-industry legal platform tested; panel considers future of California bar exam

Tech platform pioneered by 3 law firms will synchronize legal projects

Three law firms have pioneered a new open-industry platform called Lupl to collaborate with corporate clients on complex legal…

How the COVID-19 pandemic creates obstacles for sexual assault survivors

The virus could impact victims who may delay going to hospital because they have other priorities during the crisis, including coping with a job loss or struggling to make their rent.

Custody litigant requests ‘trial by combat,’ suggesting it be carried out with Japanese swords
A custody litigant has filed a motion in an Iowa court seeking a “trial by combat” with his ex-wife and her lawyer.
Afternoon Briefs: FBI probes slaying of US lawyer overseas; liberal group’s SCOTUS short list released

FBI to aid probe into slaying of US lawyer in Micronesia

The FBI is aiding the investigation into the Monday shooting death of U.S. lawyer Rachelle Bergeron, who was acting…

Same-sex couples aren’t afforded equal abuse protections in this state

If the woman known as M.E. had lived with her girlfriend in North Carolina, she could have gotten significant legal protection once their relationship turned abusive. She would also have…

Divorce litigant charged in stabbing of lawyer at deposition

Police have arrested a divorce litigant for allegedly stabbing a Florida lawyer multiple times during a deposition May 1.

Police charged 58-year-old Gordon James King with aggravated battery with a…