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    New Nonprofit To Focus On Judicial Law Clerk Harassment

    A new nonprofit group looks to address the problems of harassment and discrimination against law clerks by judges and to provide support to those clerks who are ill-treated in chambers, one of the group's co-founders told Law360 on Thursday.

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    Top Akerman Policy Consultant Takes Work From NY To Miami

    A senior policy consultant for Akerman LLP has left New York to continue his career at the firm's bustling Miami shop.

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    ABA Lauds 3 Firms, 2 Texas Attys As Pro Bono Standouts

    The American Bar Association this August will honor a lawyer from Baker Botts LLP, a partner from Holland & Knight LLP and the law firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC for pro bono work ranging from tenant advocacy to refugee assistance, the organization announced Wednesday.

  • Bribery, Extortion Cost Ex-Fla. State Atty His License

    A former Florida state attorney awaiting sentencing for bribery and extortion charges has lost his law license, the Florida Bar announced Tuesday.

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    Should Judges Police The Legal Industry Pay Gap?

    As the pay gap between male and female attorneys persists despite industry pledges to do better, the power of judges to potentially bridge the divide is coming into sharper focus.

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    Here's How Attorneys Can Help Uvalde Victims

    Two Texas-based legal aid organizations have teamed up to help victims of last week's mass shooting in Uvalde, and they're asking for attorneys to volunteer their time in the coming weeks and months to sort out immigration and financial matters for grieving families.

  • 11th Circ. Upholds Toss Of Lin Wood's Psych Exam Suit

    An Eleventh Circuit panel on Tuesday said prominent conservative attorney L. Lin Wood Jr. can't reinstate his case against the State Bar of Georgia's disciplinary board over its request that he undergo a mental health examination.

  • Class Counsel Wants $1.4M Of $4.25M TD Bank Deal

    A consumer who won a $4.25 million class action settlement from TD Bank is asking a Florida federal court to award a third of that settlement to the attorneys on the case.

  • Fla. Governor Elevates DeSoto County Judge To Circuit Bench

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis elevated a DeSoto County Court judge to fill a vacancy on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court bench.

  • Jackson Lewis Adds Former Constangy Brooks Atty In Fla.

    Employment firm Jackson Lewis PC has hired a principal from Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP to its Jacksonville, Florida, office.

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    Billable Hour To Daily Mileage: This Atty Ran 50 Marathons

    For Boston corporate attorney Dan Janis, running began as a hobby to relieve stress during law school and developed into a 15-year endeavor to cross a marathon finish line in every state. He talked with Law360 Pulse about his goal, which he started as a 33-year-old lawyer in 2007 and accomplished a month ago at 48.

  • Law360 Names 2022's Top Attorneys Under 40

    Law360 is pleased to announce the Rising Stars of 2022, our list of 176 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.

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    Greenberg Traurig Hires 7 Real Estate Attys In US, UK

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has added seven real estate laterals to its ranks amid a surge in demand in that practice area, including the seventh and eighth attorneys it has brought aboard from Winston & Strawn LLP in the past two months.

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    BakerHostetler Ups Starting Pay To $215K For Major Markets

    BakerHostetler has told its staff that starting salaries for associates in major markets will increase to $215,000 effective July 1, Law360 Pulse confirmed on Friday, making it the latest firm this year to boost its pay scale to compete in the competitive hiring market.

  • Legal Tech Roundup: DocuSign Gets New Execs

    A contract software company adding four executives tops this roundup of recent legal tech news.

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    Ex-Hogan Lovells Transactions Atty Joins Reed Smith

    Reed Smith LLP has added a career Hogan Lovells attorney, who worked as a partner in the firm's transactional practice, and he will join Reed Smith's practice in Miami, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry this week saw yet another law firm announce it was opening up a new office in Miami, and President Biden nominated three women to fill circuit court vacancies. Test how closely you've been reading Law360 Pulse's coverage of the week's biggest news in our five-question quiz, Voir Dire.

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    New Leader Of Dentons' Miami Shop Talks City's Legal Growth

    Angel Cortiñas has had a front row seat to Florida's evolving legal landscape over the course of his career as a federal prosecutor, appellate court judge and now a private practice attorney and new managing partner of Dentons' office in Miami.

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    'We Are Under Attack': Judge Warns Of Threats To Judiciary

    U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Thursday that he's endured threats and racist attacks while adjudicating cases involving the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, remarking that while that won't stop him from carrying out the law, he worries other jurists may be deterred.

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    Russian Disinformation Puts Courts' Legitimacy At Risk

    Disinformation created by Russian operatives and spread by an unsuspecting public threatens not just election integrity, but also trust in the court system, experts warned Thursday, during a National Judicial College symposium on the courts' role in preserving democracy.

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    Partisanship Endangers The Courts, Doug Jones Tells Judges

    The fallout from this week's massacre in a Texas elementary school, the contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson and political comments by Justice Clarence Thomas are evidence "our partisan politics have become so divisive, so threatening that it is infecting the judiciary," former Alabama U.S. Sen. Doug Jones told a room full of judges on Thursday.

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    For Texas Mass Shooting Victims, Civil Claims Won't Be Easy

    Following this week's massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school, the state's Attorney General Ken Paxton offered victims' families prayers and access to a compensation fund with a $50,000 cap. But experts say families may have a difficult time recovering much more through civil claims thanks to the state's permissive gun laws and broad governmental immunity.

  • Robinson & Cole Joins Legal Industry's Ukraine Relief Efforts

    Robinson & Cole LLP has joined more than a dozen law firms in offering humanitarian and legal aid in support of the people of Ukraine amid Russia's monthslong military invasion.

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    Trenam Law Adds Business Law Boutique Founder In Tampa

    Trenam Law has taken on the founder of a boutique law firm focused on serving entrepreneurs, venture capital funds investing startups and angel investors, the firm recently announced.

  • 11th Circ. Nixes Suit By Atty Who Ended Mental Health Checks

    An Eleventh Circuit panel on Wednesday affirmed the Florida Bar and the state Supreme Court's win in a lawsuit by an attorney who challenged her conditional bar admission based on mental health issues and ultimate disbarment for failure to comply with those conditions.

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