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1830 ABA Journal Personal Lives articles.

Law Firms Urge Gay Attys to Come Out

Not so long ago, it would have been a big problem for an attorney in many law firms to show up at a firm event with a same-sex life partner.…

Boston Lawyer Assault Case Dropped

Charges reportedly have been dropped against a Boston lawyer who had been accused of groping a museum curator at an art gallery opening, after the alleged victim declined to go…

NY Lawyer Lived Happily Ever After (Sort Of), After Acid Attack on Girlfriend

Once a New York trial lawyer, Burton Pugach today is an improbable white-mink-clad movie star. Convicted in an infamous case of putting out a contract to have his girlfriend blinded…

Citizens Not Calling Cops About Murder

Back in the 1960s, there was a major public uproar because residents in the Brooklyn borough of New York City didn’t immediately call police as Kitty Genovese was being murdered…

Tough New Policy for Prosecutor DUIs

Prosecutors traditionally work hard and play hard. But because they enforce the law, they should be held to a higher standard, many believe. For that reason, prosecutors in Kane County,…

Alaskan Judge Joins Immunization Effort in India

If you happen to see children in the northern Indian state of Haryana with a touch of dye on their pinkie fingers and smiley face stickers on their shirts, chances…

Same Course, Different Direction

A Louisville firm strives to retain its city cachet from its dream office in the burbs

Breyer Flunks School of Rock

It had all the makings of a Cinderella story for the legal profession: a second year law student, his favorite radio quiz show and a U.S. Supreme Court justice playing…

DUI Prosecutor’s Drunk Driving Death a Hard Lesson for Profession

The recent drunk driving death of a renowned Chicago area prosecutor is a hard lesson for the legal profession – and a number of those who could learn from it…

The EZ J.D.

With the price of a law school education pushing into the six figures, aspiring lawyers may think twice before taking the plunge.

Celebrity Lawyer Chauffeurs Lohan to Rehab

Law practice for a well-known celebrity lawyer in Los Angeles recently required a stint behind the wheel as a celebrity chauffeur.

Celebrity criminal defense lawyer Blair Berk was spotted behind…

Dad & Daughter Among Law School’s First Grads

After Sydney Jones decided to go to law school, so did her father, Sidney. In fact, the two both wound up in the same class at Charleston Law School in…

From Law Office to Principal’s Office: He Loves It

After a 139-hour week working as a contract lawyer for a New York firm, Todd H. Gazda had had enough. Too tired to go back to the office, he got…

Chicago Lawyer Dies After Florida Triathalon

A 48-year-old partner at a well-known Chicago law firm died this week after being discovered unconscious during the swimming portion of a Florida triathalon on Sunday.

An autopsy is being…

Low-Paid Fla. Prosecutors, Defenders Are Quitting

Prosecutors and public defenders in Florida are leaving their low-paying jobs at alarming rates, according to the offices that employ them.

The Miami Herald cites statistics from…

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