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Self-Care, Time Management and Typing Skills: How (and How Not) to Prepare for Law School

3 hours 25 min ago

"The odds are high that [students] will graduate, pass the bar, and get a job—the statistics confirm this." Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Jesse H. Choper distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, told Law.com Wednesday, adding that "My advice is to enjoy the experience. Some of that is keeping it all in perspective."

       

'Both Arguments Miss the Point': Federal Judge Denies Boston University's Bid to Dismiss COVID-19 Tuition Refund Suit

3 hours 37 min ago

"Whether remote classes were an adequate substitute for in-person instruction" after the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted BU's spring 2020 semester "goes to the issue of damages, not breach," wrote the federal judge, who also found that damages issues must go forward based on other reasons.

       

Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Hologic Comes From Behind to Win on Assignor Estoppel + Juror Homework Puts Kibosh on Apple AirPods Trial

3 hours 45 min ago

Minerva Surgical won a Supreme Court decision last year narrowing the doctrine of assignor estoppel, but it wasn't enough to unwind a $5 million jury verdict at CAFC.

       

How I Started My Own Law Firm: 'Our Caring Culture In My View Is Central to Our Success,' Says Darryl Cooke of Gunnercooke

4 hours 21 min ago

We also wanted to create a business that allows ambitious lawyers to thrive, have autonomy over their practice area and enjoy a positive work-life balance on their terms.

       

Are Clients 'Ghosting' More Law Firms?: The Morning Minute

7 hours 39 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Bench Report: Political Backlash Against Judge Who Signed Mar-A-Lago Warrant Breeds Security Concerns + Another Judge Puts Conditions On Retirement

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:54

"Reinhart was on duty at a particular time. They presented him with the affidavits and he has to make the call; he's doing his job," said a former federal judge.

       

'You Can't Use This Court to Perpetrate a Fraud': Judge Probes 3M's Actions Prior to Earplug Bankruptcy

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:51

At a Thursday hearing, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers continued to focus on an indemnity agreement 3M reached on July 25 to transfer liability to its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, which, one day later, filed for bankruptcy. "You can't use this court to perpetrate a fraud on a bankruptcy," she told one of 3M's lawyers.

       

Higher Law: A New Recreational Marijuana Proposal in Florida | Covington & Burling's Work on a California Cannabis Civil Rights Case | Marijuana Sales Slump in Colorado

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:23

"Legalization in Florida through the adult-use ballot initiative will create one of the largest state-legal marijuana markets in the country and, at least in the beginning stages, will be a windfall for existing [medical marijuana treatment centers] that are conducting sales at that time," said Matthew Ginder, a partner in the cannabis law practice at Greenspoon Marder.

       

University of Illinois Law Joins DePaul Law to Help Grow First Generation in Law Scholars Program

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 17:32

"A lot of us haven't felt like we belong in the room but the reason we're here is because we're valuable," Amanda R. Moncada-Perkins, a FGLP mentor, DePaul law adjunct instructor and founding attorney of Stoutegy Law, said in an email to Law.com.

       

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Ban Injunction

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:53

The Montana Supreme Court denied a request by the state and the governor to file supplemental amicus briefing citing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

       

Legal Departments Need to Declutter to Meet New Challenges, Report Says

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:48

"It's cleaning out the pipes more than necessarily reducing the number of them," said Phil Caruso, a principal and corporate counsel at Kearney.

       

Garland Says He Personally Approved Mar-a-Lago Search; DOJ Asks to Unseal Warrant

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:43

"The public's clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing," DOJ attorneys wrote in a court filing.

       

6th Circuit: No Evidence Defense Attorney Had Conflict of Interest in Repping Government Witness

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:39

"A defendant who claims ineffective assistance of counsel arising from an alleged conflict of interest and who raised no objection at trial 'must demonstrate that an actual conflict of interest adversely affected his lawyer's performance,'" the federal appeals court said.

       

Quinn Emanuel Launches Dallas Office

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:31

The firm's new Dallas office is starting with seven lawyers and three partners, with more growth to come.

       

State Supreme Court: Human Trafficking Victim's Identity Not an Element of 2011 Statute

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:29

"We conclude, as a matter of first impression, that a defendant may be convicted of human trafficking under G. L. c. 265, §50(a), so long as the jury find that the defendant knowingly trafficked another person, regardless of whether that person is specifically identified," Justice Frank M. Gaziano wrote on behalf of the unanimous court. "Because the trafficking offenses at issue here were charged as ongoing criminal schemes, rather than as discrete instances of trafficking, we conclude that such an instruction was not warranted, and the trial judge did not err in declining to provide one."

       

10th Circ. Revives Employment Discrimination Suit, Finding 'Brown Man' Comment Improperly Barred From Evidence

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 15:29

Michael Cruz, a Hispanic man of Mexican American heritage, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado claiming that Farmers Insurance terminated his contract with the insurer based on race.

       

6 Steps to a Successful Business Development Plan

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:54

Driving Growth Through Client Success and Thought Leadership Business development balances client success, competitive marketing and new acquisitions in order to sustain the firm's reputation as a high-quality service provider. It is the bridge between marketing and sales. Here are six steps to building a modern business development plan that is guaranteed to drive growth through client success and thought leadership.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Leading an Office Starts With Listening to a Lot of Different Voices,' Says Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe of Morrison & Foerster

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 11:46

Don't wait to start leading. Even the smallest, simplest matter will benefit.

       

How I Made Partner: 'My Reliability Is Valued by Both Clients and Partners,' Says Wesley Robinson of Ballard Spahr

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 11:26

My resiliency through tough times is something I constantly rely on when the going gets tough.

       

Tenth Circuit Recognizes Constitutional Right To Record the Police

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:45

In 'Irizarry v. Yehia', the Tenth Circuit joined six other circuits in holding that the First Amendment protects the right to record police encounters—and further held that the defendant officer wasn't entitled to qualified immunity for violating that right. In doing so, the appellate court offered guidance on the scope of the clearly established prong of qualified immunity.

       

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