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Attorney Avatars Create Virtual Bar, Virtual Law & Virtual CLE Courses

In many ways, it looked like a standard bar association meeting. But the woman clad in an orange tutu and thigh-high black stockings offered one clue that the attorneys attending…

Md. 3L Produces Net Hit: ‘Law School Musical’ (Video)

Now a third-year law student at the University of Maryland, Owen Jarvis faced a “drastic” shift in expectations when he first entered law school.

But instead of dropping out, Jarvis…

Full Court Coverage

What happens when defense counsel and ordinary citizens blog about high-profile trials?

Newsmakers of the Year 2007 and 2008

Editor’s Note:

When this article was posted online on December 12, 2007, it was titled “Lawyers of the Year 2007 and 2008.” The article defined that term as the year’s…

Julia Roberts Character Doesn’t Cuss So Much, Thanks to Houston Lawyer

Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin had a hand in making some script changes in the movie Charlie Wilson’s War—and was a guest at the premiere.

The

Law Firm Plans Real-Life Practice at Virtual ‘Second Life’ Office

Bridging the gap between a fictional 3D world on the Internet known as “Second Life” and real life, a United Kingdom law firm reportedly has opened an office there not…

It’s Game On For Family Lawyers

Web Extra: Clips from Earthquake in Zipland


Real-Life Prosecutor Comments on Movie Portrayal

A film to be released this Friday called American Gangster features Denzel Washington as a drug kingpin and Russell Crowe as the prosecutor who put him behind bars.

In real…

George Clooney at Dewey Ballantine

The new George Clooney film Michael Clayton—set in the world of big Manhattan law firms—was filmed in part in the New York offices of Dewey Ballantine.

Clooney…

Lawyers Lex

Now that summer’s really over—and so is Harry Potter—it’s time to move away from that top 10 list of best-sellers and curl up with these equally engaging titles. And because…

Money-Making Game: ‘Second Life’ First?

A Canadian law firm claims to be the first to establish an office on Second Life, a 3D virtual community that has attracted millions of participants from all over the…

Ex-Prostitute Leaves Law to Write Movie Script

Lawyer Cupcake Brown, once a prostitute and a drug user, is leaving Bingham McCutchen to write the movie script for her best-selling memoir A Piece of Cake.

A four-day crack…

Thrillers Pave Unlikely Path to Success

For most attorneys, planning to write a best-seller and have at least the option of retiring from law practice is about as realistic as high school players’ dreams of NBA…

Law Firm Gets TV Show Mentions

A Massachusetts plaintiffs law firm that started running personal injury commercials as early as the 1970s has found a new way to promote itself: product placements on TV shows.

The…

Potential Profit for ‘Second Life’ Lawyers

Second Life is a fantasy cyberworld where people are represented by “avatars” with unusual names. Lawyers who join the online community can write constitutions, establish court systems and debate legal…

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