The New Jersey Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on Monday approved a measure that would fund the creation of an electronic filing system for the courts by hiking certain court fees and also fund the struggling Legal Services of New Jersey, which provides legal assistance to the poor.
Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., has joined Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP in New York City as senior counsel to advise clients on public policy, strategic and regulatory issues, the firm announced Thursday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed into law two bills that place stricter requirements on medical malpractice plaintiffs and heighten the standard for expert witness testimony, but opponents are already eyeing ways to challenge the measures, which they say put undue burdens on plaintiffs.
Over objections from a vocal group of lawmakers, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday signed off on the second of two bills aimed at dismantling the troubled Philadelphia Traffic Court in the wake of January indictments alleging rampant ticket-fixing and corruption.
Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards is reportedly looking to open a law firm in his home state of North Carolina, nearly a year after the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its criminal prosecution of the failed Democratic presidential candidate.
A divided Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a resolution setting the stage for an amendment to the state’s constitution that would abolish the scandal-plagued Philadelphia Traffic Court in the wake of January indictments alleging rampant corruption.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP lawyer Patricia Ann Millett, Georgetown law professor Cornelia T.L. Pillard and U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit and demanded that Senate Republicans grant them up or down votes.
Wisconsin-based Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is expanding east by launching a Washington, D.C., office next week with a four-person team specializing in energy, environmental, intellectual property, food and agriculture law, the firm announced Thursday.
Officials seeking to harden the security perimeter around Brooklyn's gleaming federal courthouse are in full deadline mode as they scramble to integrate the $7 million project seamlessly into the surrounding city's maze of infrastructure — and keep it under budget — before Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a key supporter, leaves office in the fall.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed U.S. Principal Deputy Solicitor General and former O'Melveny & Myers LLP appellate group head Srikanth Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jack McVay Jr. defeated Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph Waters to earn the Democratic nomination for an open slot on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in the sole contested statewide race in Tuesday’s primary election.
Disgraced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Monday launched an appeal challenging her February conviction on charges that she ordered her state-funded staff to work on two political campaigns as she sought a seat on the state’s highest court.
A group of Pennsylvania judges challenging a provision of the state’s constitution mandating they retire upon reaching their 70th birthdays asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday to appoint a special master to gather evidence in the case instead of relying solely on briefs and oral arguments.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved U.S. Principal Deputy Solicitor General and former O'Melveny & Myers LLP appellate group head Srikanth Srinivasan's nomination to the D.C. Circuit, paving the way for the full U.S. Senate to confirm him.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker said Tuesday he intends to introduce a joint resolution to amend the state constitution to provide dedicated funding for the state judiciary in response to the courts' growing fiscal and operational challenges.
A series of bills aimed at reforming Pennsylvania's judiciary moved forward Tuesday, as the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation aimed at both eliminating the troubled Philadelphia Traffic Court and raising the mandatory judicial retirement age.
Two days after it heard oral arguments over Pennsylvania's mandatory judicial retirement, the state Supreme Court announced Friday that it would take jurisdiction over the third suit pending in state courts on the matter.
President Barack Obama has nominated current U.S. Department of Energy general counsel and former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Gregory H. Woods to a judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the White House said Thursday.
A Pennsylvania state representative announced Wednesday that he would push for a constitutional amendment to extend existing ethics laws covering state officials to members of the state’s judiciary.
Attorneys for a set of Pennsylvania judges challenging the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age told the state’s high court Wednesday that the constitutional amendment behind the restriction violated pre-existing fundamental rights enshrined elsewhere in the state’s constitution.