Family Law

2178 ABA Journal Family Law articles.

New York top court doesn’t see C-word as a compliment, orders judge’s ouster
New York’s top court has ordered the ouster of a part-time judge who referred to a lawyer as a "c- - - on wheels" and "eyelashes" in emails to clients.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer pleads guilty in adoption scheme; prosecutor who quit in Roger Stone case gets new job

Lawyer pleads guilty in illegal adoption scheme

A lawyer and former assessor in Maricopa County, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to human smuggling and communications fraud in connection with an

Afternoon Briefs: State chief justices on racial inequality; court worker fired for tearing down signs in video

State high courts, chief justices issue racial injustice statements

A growing number of state chief justices are issuing public statements following the death of George Floyd. Many of the…

Divorce lawyers say technology changes may outlive the COVID-19 pandemic

Dealing with a fractured marriage is never pleasant, but doing it in the middle of a pandemic is several levels more stressful—both for the spouses and for family law attorneys who’ve had to scramble to meet an unprecedented challenge.

Washington Supreme Court sunsets limited license program for nonlawyers
The Washington Supreme Court will "sunset” the state’s Limited License Legal Technicians program that has permitted nonlawyers to perform some legal tasks within family law.
Judge admonished for comments about parents ruining their child, a ‘nothing case’ and ‘everlasting life’
A California judge has received a public admonishment for making inappropriate remarks about litigious parents and referencing religion during a family law proceeding.
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…

Judge faces ethics charges for reality TV show featuring courtroom domestic violence cases
A judge in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is facing ethics charges for allowing the producers of a reality TV show to film actual domestic violence cases in her courtroom.
New Title IX regulations give more rights to college students accused of sexual misconduct

Final regulations issued Wednesday give college students accused of sexual misconduct additional due process rights. The regulations apply to student sexual harassment allegations at schools that receive federal financial assistance.

Lawyers address problems with estate-planning document signing during coronavirus crisis

Many lawyers across the country are now using online video meetings to help senior clients arrange their affairs. This has become increasingly vital as the CDC warns that individuals who are age 65 or older and have underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for developing more severe cases of COVID-19.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ treatment of sexual assault hits home during COVID-19 pandemic

This has been one of the most challenging installments I’ve written over the almost three years the ABA Journal has been publishing my column on law and pop culture.

Now,…

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.

Advocacy organizations call for compassionate release of elderly, sick prisoners

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has renewed the focus on conditions inside the nation’s jails and prisons, many of which are struggling to implement proper cleaning and social distancing practices and protect their prisoners and staff. Elderly and sick prisoners have moved to the forefront of the conversation.

Afternoon Briefs: Harvard Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit; Trump campaign sues TV station over ad

Law prof drops ‘clickbait defamation’ suit after edits

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has dropped his “clickbait defamation” lawsuit against the New York Times after the newspaper changed part of…

The novel coronavirus is leaving foster children with nowhere to go
The foster care system, built on frequent movements of children from one home to another and regular in-person supervision, has been especially wracked with confusion and dread by the coronavirus crisis.

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