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Latest News in Access to Justice

  • November 22, 2020

    1st Circ. Adopts 'Created Danger' Limit To Qualified Immunity

    The First Circuit this month recognized for the first time a doctrine carving out an exception to qualified immunity protections for government officials, allowing a woman to pursue claims that two detectives' mishandling of her rape case led to a subsequent attack on her and the killing of her boyfriend.

  • November 22, 2020

    2nd Look Law Needed To Fix Broken Criminal Justice System

    Over the summer, people across the nation rallied around policing reform to address racism in our criminal justice system, but focusing solely on police reform ignores prisoners put behind bars as a result of existing policing practices, according to experts.

  • November 22, 2020

    Milbank Attys Assist Muslim Nonprofit In Cemetery Fight

    Pro bono attorneys at Milbank have dedicated 5,000 hours to representing a nonprofit in a religious discrimination suit that alleges Stafford County, Virginia, purposefully changed its rules to stop the organization from building its second cemetery for Muslims in the county.

  • November 22, 2020

    Settlement Co. Offers Sex Abuse Survivors New Trust Option

    While working with survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, a New York-based associate at a settlement management company realized that these clients needed a different option for managing their settlements. So he spearheaded an account designed for them.

  • November 15, 2020

    Under Biden, Experts Predict DOJ Revamp, Policing Focus

    President-elect Joe Biden will likely move quickly to reestablish Obama-era priorities within the Department of Justice and focus on advances in police accountability as well as public defense investment, criminal justice experts told Law360.

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