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Lawyer’s ‘glib’ coronavirus tweet spurs outrage and death threats
California lawyer Scott McMillan decided to weigh in after President Donald Trump tweeted about the need for Americans to get back to work.
Klobuchar’s law prof husband is hospitalized with COVID-19

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has announced that her law professor husband, John Bessler, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in Virginia.

Klobuchar said in a…

Above the Law founder David Lat is put on a ventilator after COVID-19 diagnosis

Updated: Above the Law founder David Lat is in critical condition and has been put on a ventilator after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, according to a news report…

Lawyer with early diagnosis of COVID-19 is recovering; another dies from complications
A New York lawyer who was one of the first people in New York diagnosed with the novel coronavirus is recovering.
Lawyers are supposed to plan for the worst, so how can you ease COVID-19 anxiety?

Are you someone who rarely, if ever, calls friends just to catch up? If you prefer texting to spontaneous small talk, you might want to rethink things—especially now.

President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

Asked to reflect on his nine-year tenure as president of the Legal Services Corp., Jim Sandman says he is proud of many things that he and his team accomplished. In this new Legal Rebels Podcast episode, he speaks with the ABA Journal’s Victor Li.

Afternoon Briefs: Mueller indictment of Russian firms tossed; ex-juvenile delinquent now a lawyer

Judge tosses indictment of Russian firms at prosecutors’ request

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich granted prosecutors’ request Monday to toss an indictment against two Russian companies accused of…

ATL founder David Lat announces on social media that he has the coronavirus

Besides announcing his situation in a tweet, Lat made the announcement in a Facebook post, thanking people for their “prayers, sympathies and good wishes,” and apologizing if he unknowingly infected anyone.

Mistrial declared after coughing, ill lawyer tries questioning witness via courthouse speakerphone
A Manhattan judge declared a mistrial Monday after an ill lawyer tried to question a witness from a speakerphone in a courthouse conference room and then acknowledged that he couldn’t continue.
Lead House impeachment counsel tests positive for coronavirus
The former lead counsel for the House Intelligence Committee during President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Robert Saunooke champions Native American issues in his career and in the ABA

The universe unfolds as it is intended. That’s the mantra Robert Saunooke has called on for motivation through much of his life. It guided the citizen and enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians through challenges he encountered during his childhood and opportunities he embraced as he built a practice focused on representing Native American tribes and their members.

Lawyer, author and founder of program for wrongfully convicted dies at 52
Laura Caldwell, a lawyer, author and founder of a project that supported the wrongfully convicted, died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer.
Lawyer who gave up law practice 50 years ago has new legal career at 82
A lawyer who was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar after immigrating from India in 1970 found that few law firms were willing to hire an immigrant. He turned to social work instead and helped raise his family.
Afternoon Briefs: Equifax hack traced to Chinese military; law prof is under coronavirus quarantine

Chinese military personnel are charged in Equifax hack

Four members of the Chinese military have been indicted in the 2017 hacking of Equifax that gathered names, birth dates and Social…

2 founding partners leave boutique firm, and one explains why: He needs a break from law practice
Why did two founding partners leave the high-profile litigation boutique Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz?

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