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Lawyers Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktail in Brooklyn Protests Return to Jail as 2nd Circuit Grants Stay

2 hours 55 min ago

Colinford Mattis, who has been suspended from his job as an associate at Pryor Cashman pending the resolution of the criminal proceeding, and Urooj Rahman, a tenants' attorney in Bronx Housing Court, were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Friday afternoon.


Skilled in the Art: Are Robots People, Too? + Meet the Duo Behind the Uber of Virtual Law Firms + Copyright Troll or Guardian of Artists' IP Rights?

3 hours 9 min ago and Williams-Sonoma ask judge to decide whether AI software can have volition.


Moves Toward 'Soft' Reopening Underline Tensions, Frustration Over Return to Law Firm Offices

4 hours 5 min ago

One New York City firm's tentative steps toward reopening show a tricky balance between government orders, essential client services, business logistics and employee safety.


'This Has to Be a Seminal Moment': Black Law Firm Leaders on Inequity, Ire and What Comes Next

4 hours 20 min ago

A. Scott Bolden, D.C. managing partner of Reed Smith, and Ben Wilson, chairman of Beveridge & Diamond, discuss their own experiences with racism, how they practice authentic leadership and their hopes for greater understanding and inclusion in the legal profession and the nation beyond.


Catching Up With UCLA's Jennifer Mnookin on Bar Exam's Future and Virus-Era Challenges for New Grads

5 hours 7 min ago

"I do believe that the state supreme courts and the state bars across this country are trying their best to address an unprecedented set of circumstances. But at the same time, I'm not sure they're fully recognizing how stressful these forms of uncertainty are for young lawyers," UCLA law dean Jennifer Mnookin says.


Here's Why Some Midsize Firms Fail

5 hours 26 min ago

The current economic crisis, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, caught law firms off-guard. But the ones who learned lessons in the Great Recession should fare better than others.


Australia's Law Offices Are Opening—but Many Lawyers Stay Away

6 hours 24 min ago

Many firms say they have found that working remotely is very effective and that most clients currently prefer to hold virtual meetings, which reduces the need for staff to be present in the office.


Legal Tech Providers' Health May Be a Top Concern For Clients Post COVID-19

6 hours 52 min ago

A down economy may be putting more pressure on corporate legal departments to insure that their vendors and service providers are going to be in business for the long-haul. But startups and legacy companies might be operating under different expectations.


Zoom's Head Lawyer Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

7 hours 9 min ago

"Aparna Bawa is a talented leader who has provided significant value across all areas of our business since she joined Zoom in 2018. We are lucky to have her in this expanded role as Zoom's first Chief Operations Officer. We have begun the search for a new General Counsel, who will report to Aparna," a Zoom spokesperson said in an email to Corporate Counsel on Friday.


Law Firms Voice Support for Change—and Pledge to Donate and Take Action

7 hours 51 min ago

In the days after George Floyd's death, some firms have pledged donations to racial justice groups or have committed to take up other actions. We've compiled excerpts of statements here.


After Bleeding Jobs in April, Legal Industry Sees a Small Rebound

8 hours 5 min ago

The legal sector added 3,200 jobs in May after losing more than 60,000 since the coronavirus crisis began.


DC Circuit Hands Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous Another Win in Legal Fight Over White House Press Access

9 hours 40 min ago

"In the context of a White House press corps described as an 'unruly mob,' [Brian] Karem's behavior was not so outrageous as to bring into fair contemplation the unprecedented sanction visited on him," the court ruled.


Signed, Sealed and Undelivered: How Clients' Goals Aren't Met in Legal Tech

11 hours 47 sec ago

Legal buyers are finding some legal tech tools are failing to live up to their promise, or are bloated with features that often go unused. It could either be the result of a legal tech company's overly ambitious marketing, or uninformed buyers with lofty goals.


'Our Moral Imperative': Washington State Justices Issue Open Letter Confronting Racial Injustice

11 hours 3 min ago

"Recent events have brought to the forefront of our collective consciousness a painful fact that is, for too many of our citizens, common knowledge: the injustices faced by black Americans are not relics of the past," the justices of the Washington Supreme Court said.


How Law Firms Can Come Out of COVID Stronger, Big Win for Whistleblowers, AGs Target Trump on Title IX: The Morning Minute

15 hours 31 min ago

Here's the news you need to start your day.


At Clients' Urging, Kennedys Expands to West Coast With San Francisco Office

18 hours 30 min ago

Four maritime lawyers from Hinshaw & Culbertson launched the office Thursday, as part of Kennedys' growth plans.


Neither Trump Nor Avenatti Gets Cut of Stormy Daniels' $450,000 Settlement, Federal Judge Rules

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 21:29

In an eight-page order, U.S. District Judge Michael Watson of the Southern District of Ohio denies Trump's notice of registered foreign judgment seeking $293,052 of Daniels' settlement and tosses aside Avenatti's attorney lien seeking allegedly unpaid attorney fees from unrelated representation of Daniels.


All 3 Ahmaud Arbery Murder Defendants Bound Over for Trial

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:19

Cobb County Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Jesse ADA Evans said he welcomes countering the self defense argument at trial, and that Ahmaud Arbery was "chased, hunted down and executed at the hands of these men."


Ex-Judge Hit With 90-Day Bar Suspension After 'Outlandish' Suit Against Dry Cleaner

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:06

The D.C. Court of Appeals said Roy Pearson Jr. had "chosen at every step of the disciplinary process, including as recently as his oral argument in this appeal, to levy accusations against disciplinary counsel, the board, the hearing committee, and this court."


Trump, Barr Sued for Use of Force Against Lafayette Square Demonstrators

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 19:44

The complaint centers on a Monday protest in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Park, which was broken up by federal law enforcement with tear gas and pepper spray.