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From the depths of addiction to helping attorneys overcome their own, lawyer and author Brian Cuban has made his mark

In 2006, the Dallas Mavericks were in the NBA finals. The team’s owner, Mark Cuban, gave two tickets for the opening game to his brother Brian to give to friends. But the younger sibling had other plans: He traded them to his drug dealer for $1,000 worth of cocaine.

Lawyer accused of staging his own shooting now faces allegations of stealing settlement payout

Troubles continue to mount for well-connected South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who faces new charges alleging he stole settlement money intended for the sons of his late housekeeper.

Murdaugh, 53,…

Journalist Katie Couric says she withheld part of Justice Ginsburg’s 2016 interview to protect her

Journalist and author Katie Couric has revealed in her new memoir that she edited out U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s most controversial comments criticizing people who kneel during the national anthem.

Lawyer sues Amazon for false imprisonment after delivery van blocks his car

A Massachusetts lawyer is suing Amazon for $150,000 because its delivery drivers allegedly blocked his car, causing “loss of freedom of mobility, anxiety, humiliation.”

Matthew Donnelly of Hull filed…

New PBS documentary examines Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy

Not long ago, PBS reached out to me regarding a new installment in their “American Experience” series, entitled Sandra Day O’Connor: The First. I was immediately interested; however, I had already started work on two other columns that would take precedent. Be that as it may, I hate to pass up an invitation from a respectable distributor. Consequently, I wanted to take the time to review the program, as I feel later is better than never.

Reddit thread chronicles worst experiences during law firm interviews

Current and former law students unloaded about their worst experiences during job interviews in a Reddit thread chronicled by Law.com.

ABA internship for law students with disabilities spurs young lawyer’s work at IT company

Lawyer Derek Bolka credits an American Bar Association internship for kick-starting his career at Accenture, an information technology services company, where he is now an inaugural fellow of a legal program for lawyers with disabilities.

Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, although he has no symptoms.

How to integrate well-being throughout your organization

If lawyers know the challenges to well-being, and they have been presented with ideas and strategies to improve wellness within their organizations, what stands in the way of creating systemic change?

Some attorneys liked parts of their pandemic lifestyles so much, they’ve made some changes permanent

Some attorneys are choosing to continue making room for their new hobbies, their altered schedules or their amended ways of living their lives post-COVID.

Student loans should be easier to discharge in bankruptcy, ABA argues

Sotomayor writes new book for young readers called ‘Just Help!’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is releasing another book for young readers.

Sotomayor discusses friendship with Thomas, shares advice during ABA’s inaugural Equity Summit

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor thinks back to her first year of law school, she wishes someone would have told her not to be afraid to ask more questions.

There’s a decrease in signing bonuses for 2021 summer associates, new survey says

Summer associates who recently wrapped up their work say they had ample networking opportunities, received clear instructions on assignments, and found the experience affirming. But few were offered signing bonuses, according to a survey released Monday by Law360 Pulse.

Once-incarcerated lawyer poet is among winners of MacArthur ‘genius grants’

A lawyer and poet once imprisoned for a carjacking committed at age 16 is among 25 people who won the MacArthur Foundation fellowships, commonly known as "genius grants."

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