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Girl Scouts mom is ousted from Rockettes show after facial recognition IDs her as lawyer in banned law firm

A New Jersey mom taking her daughter to see a show featuring the Rockettes as part of a Girl Scouts field trip was recently ousted from the Radio City Music Hall because facial recognition technology identified her as a lawyer at a law firm that sued a related venue.

Congress passes bills to protect judges, remove statue of Dred Scott decision author

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is applauding Congress for passing a bill intended to keep federal judges safe by banning disclosure of their personal information.

Law firm gives staff nonfungible tokens for mental health services

New Jersey-based personal injury law firm Grungo Colarulo says it will offer mental health services to its staff through nonfungible tokens, or NFTs.

State bar is running an unlawful ‘quota system’ for leadership positions, judge says

A New Jersey judge has concluded that the state bar association is violating anti-discrimination law by reserving 13 leadership positions for members of certain underrepresented groups.

How lawyers can unlock the potential of the metaverse

The metaverse is all the rage these days. Users can enter a virtual world where they can interact with people from all parts of the physical world, play games, engage in commerce and do a lot of other things. Some law firms have also seen the potential.

As Justice Alito steps out from the shadows, some see a more aggressive persona emerge

When Justice Samuel Alito was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005, he was portrayed as cautious, respectful of precedent, quiet, methodical and reasonable. That has changed, now that the high court has a six-justice conservative bloc.

Trump lawyer loudly sang and rapped aloud with ‘offensive booming music,’ bias suit says

A legal assistant has filed a lawsuit alleging that a lawyer for former President Donald Trump loudly sang along with songs in the workplace that had racially derogatory and sexually explicit lyrics, making the plaintiff feel “shocked, embarrassed and humiliated.”

Woman who jumped into canal to save dog can’t sue under rescue doctrine, top state court rules

A woman who suffered neurological and cognitive injuries after jumping into a canal to save a dog can’t recover damages from its owners under the rescue doctrine, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.

Former paralegal in federal prosecution office is convicted for outing witnesses

A former paralegal at the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey was convicted Tuesday based on accusations that she outed cooperating witnesses against her gang member son.

Temporary judge told litigants he knew ‘zero’ about matrimonial law, ethics complaint alleges

Updated: A New Jersey civil court judge on temporary assignment to the family division professed ignorance of the law and little knowledge of the cases before him, an ethics complaint alleges.

Top New Jersey court strikes down attorney-review requirement for palimony agreements

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law requiring palimony agreements to be in writing and “made with the independent advice of counsel for both parties.”

Weekly Briefs: Summer associates see higher offer rates; judge won’t dissolve NRA

Offer rates climb for summer associates

Offer rates for summer associate spots last year reached their highest mark since 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association…

Lawyer kicked off LinkedIn for alleged self-promotional posts loses appeal of consumer fraud case

A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawyer’s lawsuit against LinkedIn for kicking him off the platform.

As omicron COVID-19 cases surge, several courts pause jury trials

A California federal court said Wednesday it would suspend in-person jury trials following similar announcements by other state and federal courts amid the surge in omicron COVID-19 cases.

Some states seek to eliminate racial bias in jury selection with peremptory-challenge changes

Some states are changing the rules for peremptory challenges—and in one case, eliminating them altogether—in an effort to eliminate racial bias in jury selection.

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