The New Jersey Supreme Court's office of attorney discipline brought 30% fewer ethics complaints in 2021 compared to the year prior, reflecting the lingering effects of COVID-19, the court recently announced in a yearly roundup.
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NJ Atty Discipline Declined In 2021, But Disbarments Were Up

By Nick Muscavage

The New Jersey Supreme Court's office of attorney discipline brought 30% fewer ethics complaints in 2021 compared to the year prior, reflecting the lingering effects of COVID-19, the court recently announced in a yearly roundup.
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3rd Circ. Pick Is Lauded For Keen Mind, Strong Work Ethic

By Rose Krebs

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves, already a trailblazer on two of the state's nationally important courts, possesses many qualities that make her well-suited to serve on the Third Circuit, one of her key mentors and others told Law360 following her nomination Wednesday by President Joe Biden.
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Firm Must Face Malpractice Suit Over Prudential Bias Row

By Rachel Rippetoe

A lower court in New Jersey "went too far" in its dismissal of a legal malpractice suit against a firm accused of steering its clients' employment suits into arbitration in exchange for bonuses, an appeals panel said Thursday, reversing the decision.
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Roundup

Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

By Emma Cueto

Burr & Forman being retained as appellate counsel for convicted reality TV stars and Wiggin and Dana's handling of a $25 million strategic investment by Siemens lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from June 17 to July 1, 2022.
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NJ Firm Loses Suit Over Referral Fee In $125M Verizon Deal

By Bill Wichert

A New Jersey state judge on Thursday said a prior legal battle between two law firms over their stakes in a $25 million fee award forbids Kirsch Gelband & Stone PA from pursuing a related lawsuit challenging how a referral fee it owed to a lawyer was assigned to Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC.
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The Top In-House Hires Of June

By Sue Reisinger

Legal department hires during June included high-profile appointments at Intel Corp., Procter & Gamble, and the Center for Reproductive Rights Inc. Here, Law360 looks at some top in-house announcements from the past month.
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6 Books By Lawyers To Dig Into This Summer

By Emily Lever

Summer is the season for cracking open a page-turner. Here, Law360 Pulse has rounded up six new books written by lawyers, ranging from legal thrillers to memoirs.
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Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

By Aebra Coe

In this week’s news, the legal industry saw one large law firm open up an office in Seattle, another appoint a new chair, and a third announce it is going fully remote for the month of August. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
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SUPREME COURT

Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

By Jack Karp

The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.
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The Chattiest Justice Of The Term Is ...

By Andrew Strickler

While little felt “normal” at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices were largely back to their pre-pandemic habits when it came to speaking up from the bench, with one justice again standing out as the court's chattiest member this term.
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