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A South Carolina attorney facing legal ethics proceedings in his home state after being charged in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, has pled guilty to a misdemeanor.
A former Cincinnati City Council member convicted of bribery and attempted extortion cannot conduct a forensic examination of the electronic devices belonging to a juror who posted about the trial on Facebook, the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday.
An FBI agent testifying Friday in the bribery trial of former colleague Babak Broumand said that he became "incredibly suspicious" of Broumand after discovering he'd used a restricted law enforcement database to run the name of a federal agent under investigation over his relationship with an Armenian crime boss.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told media outside of a Connecticut courthouse Friday morning that if he could speak to jurors in his Sandy Hook defamation trial, he would tell them to "research history," prompting a strong jury instruction from the judge.
Legal experts say a decision by the country's largest unified trial court to no longer provide official court reporters in family law and probate cases as of Nov. 14 could harm California's most at-risk and disadvantaged litigants.
Ten states filed an amicus brief in the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday supporting the bid by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for a stay of his testimony in a Georgia election fraud investigation until an appeal over the scope of his immunity is resolved.
A New York federal judge ordered celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti Thursday to pay $148,750 in restitution to adult film actress Stormy Daniels following his conviction for defrauding his former client out of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a book deal about her alleged affair with former President Donald Trump.
Bad legal counsel cost two parents the chance to continue a suit accusing their son's school of contributing to his suicide by singling him out for disproportionate punishment, the Sixth Circuit said in a decision refusing to revive the litigation.
The city of Philadelphia agreed to settle a Black former assistant solicitor's suit claiming she was fired for being hospitalized for a flare-up of sickle cell anemia after being subjected to increased scrutiny because of her race and gender, according to a filing in Pennsylvania federal court.
A mentorship program designed to help diversify California's judiciary system is expanding throughout the state after a successful launch in San Francisco a year ago, the state announced on Thursday.
Private financiers are increasingly looking at taking equity stakes in law firms using alternative business structures, in a bid to deliver hefty returns for their investors.
Federal prosecutors are requesting that a former Bronx attorney who pled guilty to throwing a Molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD cruiser during riots following George Floyd's murder by police receive a sentence of 18 to 24 months in prison.
In the business of law realm this week, one large law firm eliminated its litigation secretary position, another ushered in a stricter in-office policy, and a third initiated a big leadership transition. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.
A New York judge accused of pointing a gun at an unarmed Black defendant in court and then bragging about the incident while describing the man as "built like a football player" should be removed from office, the state ethics watchdog announced Thursday in calling the action "unjustified."
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand on Thursday in a damages trial over his false statements about the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, sparring with a lawyer for victims' families while at one point acknowledging it "could be" harmful to falsely call bereaved people actors.
It is often said that you can't judge a man before walking a mile in his shoes, and one lucky bidder can now do just that in disgraced attorney Tom Girardi's shaded brown crocodile Gucci Oxfords, thanks to an auction Wednesday of items from his Southern California mansion.
A D.C. federal judge sentenced an Ohio man who participated in the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol to probation Thursday, citing the defendant's July testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the riot as evidence of his remorse.
Retired California Superior Court Judge Barry Baskin has joined JAMS, the alternative dispute resolution services organization.
A former Covington & Burling LLP associate is returning to the firm's Washington, D.C., office as a partner after spending nearly four years focused on matters related to competition and technology at the U.S. Department of Justice, the firm announced Wednesday.
Despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk's efforts to obfuscate the fact, Dinna Eskin has told a Delaware court that she is, indeed, the new head of Tesla's legal department.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday agreed to dismiss a politically charged criminal case against a Massachusetts state court judge accused of allowing an undocumented immigrant to evade custody when agents showed up to arrest him in the judge's courtroom.
Two former directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and two former Federal Circuit judges are leading a new group launched Thursday that aims to "change the narrative" around intellectual property, by informing policymakers and the public about how it drives innovation.
The New York attorney general's blockbuster fraud suit against former President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump organization will pit some of the family's fiercest defenders against a team of seasoned prosecutors.
Family members of three people killed in the Sandy Hook mass shooting testified Wednesday about the effects on their lives of Alex Jones' smears, with one saying the resulting flood of hateful messages was "swallowing me whole."
A disbarred Beverly Hills attorney testifying in an ex-FBI agent's bribery trial told a California federal jury Wednesday that he paid the agent $10,000 per month in exchange for accessing restricted law enforcement information to see if he was being investigated for his illegal credit card schemes and marijuana growing operation.
Social media can be intimidating for reluctant lawyers but it can also be richly rewarding, as long as attorneys remember that professional accounts will always reflect on their firms and colleagues, and follow some best practices to avoid embarrassment, says Sean Marotta at Hogan Lovells.
Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.
Practicing law through virtual platforms will likely persist even after the pandemic, so law firms and senior lawyers should consider refurbishing their associate mentoring programs to facilitate personal connections, professionalism and effective training in a remote environment, says Carol Goodman at Herrick Feinstein.
As the U.S. observes Autism Acceptance Month, autistic attorney Haley Moss describes the societal barriers and stereotypes that keep neurodivergent lawyers from disclosing their disabilities, and how law firms can better accommodate and level the playing field for attorneys whose minds work outside of the prescribed norm.
Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.
While chief legal officers are increasingly involved in creating corporate diversity, inclusion and anti-bigotry policies, all lawyers have a responsibility to be discrimination busters and bias interrupters regardless of the title they hold, says Veta T. Richardson at the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.
As junior associates increasingly report burnout, work-life conflict and loneliness during the pandemic, law firms should take tangible actions to reduce the stigma around seeking help, and to model desired well-being behaviors from the top down, say Stacey Whiteley at the New York State Bar Association and Robin Belleau at Kirkland.
Mentoring a law student who is preparing for the bar exam without attending law school is an arduous process that is not for everyone, but there are also several benefits for law firms hosting apprenticeship programs, says Jessica Jackson, the lawyer guiding Kim Kardashian West's legal education.
As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.
In addition to establishing their brand from scratch, women who start their own law firms must overcome inherent bias against female lawyers and convince prospective clients to put aside big-firm preferences, says Joel Stern at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.
Jane Jeong at Cooley shares how grueling BigLaw schedules and her own perfectionism emotionally bankrupted her, and why attorneys struggling with burnout should consider making small changes to everyday habits.
Black Americans make up a disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated population but are underrepresented among elected prosecutors, so the legal community — from law schools to prosecutor offices — must commit to addressing these disappointing demographics, says Erika Gilliam-Booker at the National Black Prosecutors Association.
Young lawyers overwhelmed with a crushing workload must tackle the problem on two fronts — learning how to say no, and understanding how to break down projects into manageable parts, says Jay Harrington at Harrington Communications.
Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.