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Afternoon Briefs: Boston Marathon bomber wins death penalty appeal; what’s in the GOP coronavirus bill?

Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm reveals ‘stay gap;’ full DC Circuit will hear Michael Flynn case

Allen & Overy reveals its ‘stay gap’

Allen & Overy is the first major law firm to disclose its “stay gap”—the difference in retention between minority and white lawyers. Black,…

Search for lost LSAT answers continues; LSAC says those affected will see exam fee refunded
A technical issue with the July Law School Admission Test, which was administered remotely, has led to a “small number” of candidates’ test answers being lost.
Pay is at least partly restored at these law firms; some lawyers will get bonuses
Associates and staffers at some law firms are getting good news after seeing lower paychecks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana changes online bar exam again after ‘repeated and unforeseen technical complications’
Following “repeated and unforeseen technical complications,” the Indiana Supreme Court released an order Wednesday stating that its online bar exam has been rescheduled for Aug. 4, and it will now be an open-book test with questions and answers exchanged by email.
This new justice’s swearing in will happen during a 100-mile ultramarathon
Jill Karofsky plans to be sworn in as a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Saturday during a break in a 100-mile ultramarathon.
Second BigLaw firm litigates over rent on unoccupied offices during COVID-19 pandemic
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has filed a lawsuit contending that it is entitled to return of rent on unoccupied New York City offices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cyberattack led to state’s delayed online bar exam, software provider says
A testing delay with Michigan’s online bar exam was caused by the outside provider experiencing a distributed denial of service attack, the state supreme court's communications director announced Tuesday evening.
Fennemore Craig announces merger; it’s not the time to ‘curl up in a ball,’ CEO says

Fennemore Craig will merge with California law firm Dowling Aaron, creating a law firm with 180 lawyers. Fennemore Craig CEO James Goodnow said the merger will make the combined firm “a dominant player in agriculture business and water law” in the U.S.

State’s online bar exam is delayed after tech glitch
Some test-takers of the online Michigan bar exam had a brief password glitch on Tuesday, the state supreme court announced in a late morning tweet.
Law school admissions are more flexible for entering 1Ls, survey says; is a class size change expected?
Law schools expect to see entering first-year classes in fall 2020 to be about the same size as last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, according to a survey of admissions officers by the test prep provider Kaplan.
Legal billing software can ensure you get paid, even in a pandemic

COVID-19 has been an unwelcome part of our reality for more than four months now. It has affected all aspects of our lives, from personal to professional. The impact on businesses, including law firms, has been dramatic. According to a June survey from MyCase, one of the biggest struggles lawyers have encountered due to the pandemic is maintaining financial stability.

Afternoon Briefs: Suit filed for immigrant children detained at hotel; ill judge doesn’t have to sign reelection papers

Lawsuit filed for immigrant children detained at Hampton Inn

A lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project was forced out of a Hampton Inn hotel in McAllen, Texas, where he…

2020 Harvard Law grad postpones bar exam and her wedding plans because of COVID-19
This past spring, when few people realized that most July bar exams would ultimately be canceled, Molly Coleman decided to forgo the test, for the time being, despite her lawyer father’s objections.

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