Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney gamifies law for a new generation, but there are others on the market hoping to educate and captivate, including the State Bar of Texas’ Objection! Your Honor; iCivics’ online educational games such as Do I Have a Right? and Chicago lawyer April Preyar’s board game Trials & Triumph.
Jul 1, 2019 2:30 AM CDT
Jason M. Foscolo works exclusively with farmers and food entrepreneurs as founder of the Food Law Firm. An innovative subscription billing service allows Foscolo to keep both his hours and his income steady. He lives and works in Red Hook, a charming town in New York’s Hudson Valley known for its family farms, scenic nature trails and sophisticated restaurants.
Jul 1, 2019 2:25 AM CDT
Many migrant men, women and children are fleeing their homelands to seek safety from violence. My maternal and paternal family members migrated to the United States from Mexico in search of opportunity and with hopes of realizing a dream.
Jul 1, 2019 2:20 AM CDT
White Collar Advice, based in Calabasas, California, is led by convicted securities broker Justin Paperny. Former federal inmates offer white-collar defendants insights that complement advice from their defense counsel, starting after indictment.
Jun 1, 2019 1:54 AM CDT
Students and their parents are suing Rhode Island, alleging the state has failed to prepare young people for the rigors of citizenship.
Jun 1, 2019 1:50 AM CDT
Jeffrey W. Cowan isn’t just a lawyer. He’s also a former professional magician. Today, his practice is built on business and employment trial law, but he also maintains a niche practice helping magicians and magic-related businesses make their legal problems disappear.
Jun 1, 2019 1:45 AM CDT
Nobody, except my mother, perhaps, thought I could become a lawyer. I was born in 1963 with cerebral palsy, which, even after many surgeries and much physical therapy, left me with only one functioning arm and a severe speech impediment.
Jun 1, 2019 1:40 AM CDT
In a dispute stemming from the $200 million sale of his clothing line, rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z (whose real name is Shawn Carter) in November challenged an arbitration clause as discriminatory, stating it would force him to select an arbitrator from a list nearly devoid of his ethnic group.
May 1, 2019 2:50 AM CDT
Jay-Z’s case brought attention to the lack of African-American neutrals on the rosters of arbitration organizations. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment
Greg McCarthy and his neighbor co-founded Legal Draft in 2015, and they’ve been successfully pouring on the legal humor to a growing audience of Texas beer drinkers ever since.
May 1, 2019 2:45 AM CDT
On May 9, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will give the Reconstruction Amendments pride of place with a new permanent exhibit: “Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.”
May 1, 2019 2:45 AM CDT
Zain Sayed is an employment attorney in Illinois, one of only about 10 states that admit DACA recipients to the bar.
May 1, 2019 2:35 AM CDT
In South Fulton, Georgia, black women account for the entirety of the municipal court staff. They bring a different perspective to implement innovative programming that can help ease often-strained community relationships.
Apr 1, 2019 2:05 AM CDT
The women of South Fulton (foreground, from left): LaDawn Jones, Lakesiya Cofield, Viveca Famber-Powell, interim police Chief Sheila Rogers; (background, from left): clerk Kerry Stephens, Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers, chief clerk Ramona Howard, clerk Tiffany Kinslow. Photo by Reginald Duncan/Cranium LLC.
Courts of all types have banned cellphones in courtrooms. Some inform litigants of the ban before they show up, others don’t. Some offer lockers for storage, others don’t. Courts have cited different reasons for the bans, ranging from preventing disruption in the courtroom to protecting witnesses who could be photographed and potentially threatened for appearing.
Apr 1, 2019 2:00 AM CDT
Shot three times by her estranged husband, April W. Ross uses her experience to improve the legal process, from setting legislative agendas to helping lawyers improve the efficacy of their communication with victims.
Apr 1, 2019 1:55 AM CDT
Charla Claypool, a member of the litigation department of Lewis Rice in St. Louis, notes her work mentoring and guiding youth, especially at-risk young women.
Apr 1, 2019 1:50 AM CDT
Charla Claypool: “Some might say the odds were against me.” Photo by Lewis Rice.