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Nearly Half of U.K. Lawyers Experience Work-Related Mental Illness

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 06:36

The surprisingly high numbers come as three-quarters say they feel under pressure to work extended hours, Legal Week's inaugural job satisfaction survey reveals.

         

Discipline for Ex-Penn State GC Baldwin Kicks Off Pa. Supreme Court Session

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 02:00

The justices are scheduled to hear arguments in a total of 17 cases during its three-day oral argument session, which is set to begin today in Philadelphia.

         

My Weekday Workout: Baker Donelson Chairman Timothy Lupinacci

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 01:53

"Generally, the assurance of the jumpstart that I get from the three- or four-mile run is enough to get me going even when I don't want to."

         

Michael Flynn's Sentencing Judge Is Ready to Roll, Spurns Defense Play for Delay

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 01:37

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington set a tentative sentencing date of Dec. 18.

         

'Can Y'all Play Nice?' Judge Asks Counsel in Case of Lawyer Who Slapped Another Attorney

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 01:31

"Can y'all play nice or do I have to attend these depositions? I don't mind coming down there if I need to, or you can do them here," said 127th District Judge R.K. Sandill of Harris County.

         

Ahead of the Curve: The GMAT Arrives | Protecting Press Freedoms | What's New on Campus

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:00

The GMAT exam, most commonly used by MBA programs, is gaining some traction in law school admissions. Plus, 22 law schools team up with the Reporter Committee for Freedom of the Press to support journalists and documentarians.

         

Wells Fargo: Law Firm Growth Slowed, but Signs Point to 'Healthy' 2019

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:24

"It does look like the year will be a good year, as compared to a great year last year," said Joe Mendola of Wells Fargo Private Bank's Legal Specialty Group.

         

Pierce Bainbridge, Ex-Partner Trade Barbs and Dismissal Bids

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 18:54

Litigation between Pierce Bainbridge and former partner Donald Lewis has escalated. Each is trying to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the other on opposite coasts, while Lewis is seeking sanctions.

         

Did a Roger Stone Filing Just Reveal a Cellphone Number for President Trump?

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:15

The filing, which was subsequently pulled off of Pacer, included phone numbers and emails listed for the president and several of his former advisers.

         

Sign Up for the Higher Law Weekly Cannabis Newsletter

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:00

From banking issues to intellectual property to weed in the workplace—Higher Law delivers news and analysis that helps lawyers make smart business decisions and provide sound advice.

         

Katten Can't Escape Recruiter's Case Over Dallas Group's Placement Fee

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:55

Kossoris Search, based in Los Angeles, alleged that Katten Muchin Rosenman owes a fee for placing a group of lawyers in the firm's Dallas office.

         

Purdue, Other Opioid Companies Will Face Public Nuisance Claims at Trial

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:13

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who will oversee a closely watched Oct. 21 jury trial next month, refused to toss claims that the opioid manufacturers created a public nuisance.

         

Andrew Finch Rejoins Paul Weiss Antitrust Team After DOJ Stint

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:02

After more than two years in senior roles at the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, Finch has returned to Paul Weiss as co-chair of its antitrust practice.

         

The Interaction of International Law & U.S. Copyright-Assignment Terminations

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:57

That U.S. copyright-assignment termination issues are among the most complex in the copyright field becomes even more apparent when attempts to reclaim copyrights involve aspects of international law. Few courts have ruled, however, on the impact of international law on U.S. copyright-assignment terminations.

         

Snap, Facebook on Brink of Invalidating Several BlackBerry Patents

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:50

If U.S. District Judge George Wu sticks with his Sept. 5 tentative ruling, it will be good news for Facebook and even better news for Snap.

         

July Bar Exam Pass Rates Poised to Increase, Thanks to Stronger MBE Results

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:41

The national average score on the July 2019 Multistate Bar Exam rose 1.6 points from the previous year, which could indicate the beginning of a turnaround in sagging pass rates.

         

Law Firm Catfishing Is Real, and It's a Problem

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:15

Aware of the urgency an email from a lawyer can invoke, hackers and scammers are pretending to be attorneys online. Can firms and their clients protect themselves?

         

Two 4th Circuit Rulings Impacting Employers, Police and All Internet Users

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:00

The Fourth Circuit rulings have implications for employers, law enforcement agencies, and really anyone who uses the internet. Those implications are especially important in light of the #MeToo movement and "this brave new world of digital technology," as one of the Fourth Circuit judges put it.

         

Survival of the Fittest: As Baby Boomers Retire, NY Bar Associations Face Harsh Realities

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:15

More than 200 New York bar associations are competing for a shrinking pool of potential members, forcing them to sell their assets, take out loans, share expenses, reduce their staffs and cease operations, according to interviews with more than two dozen bar leaders, legal experts and New York lawyers.

         

Sexual Harassment Settlements Cost New Jersey Judiciary $1M Since 2014

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:00

Settlement documents unveil allegations of vulgar and abusive behavior by court administrators, and in one case, an assignment judge.

         

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