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    The Biggest Legal Ethics Cases Of 2022

    It was a big, bad year for legal ethics news at the U.S. Supreme Court, with the ground-shaking Dobbs decision leak and revelations that the wife of a sitting justice had backed White House efforts to overturn the result of a presidential election.

  • Atty, Fla. Bar Agree To Interim Probation In Hurricane Ian Case

    The Florida attorney who saw her law license suspended for running an office out of a deceptively designed trailer made to look like that of federal emergency responders or insurance agents in the wake of Hurricane Ian could potentially resume her practice on interim probation.

  • Lawyer Who Called Himself 'Pathological Liar' Is Suspended

    A Pennsylvania attorney who repeatedly lied to clients and described himself in an email to a law firm owner as a "borderline, if not full, compulsive/pathological liar" has acknowledged his misconduct and agreed to a license suspension of one year and one day, according to documents released this week.

  • Judge Tosses Medicaid Fraud Class Action Against NJ Firm

    A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday dismissed a class action alleging that a Haddonfield law firm helped a senior financial planning company illegally offer Medicaid application services that it didn't have the proper licensing to provide, defrauding its customers.

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    Data Management Is Top Tech Priority For Law Firms In 2023

    Data management and e-discovery are top technology priorities for law firms going into 2023, according to a report released Thursday by litigation support services provider U.S. Legal Support.

  • Former Texas Atty Indicted On Charges Of Bilking Clients

    A former San Antonio lawyer who surrendered his law license and filed for bankruptcy this year amid allegations that he mishandled millions in client funds was jailed this week on federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry news rolled in during the first week of December, with a new report on law firm financial results, a bevy of bonus announcements and a notable in-house hire. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

  • Philly Atty Gets 4-Year Suspension For Estate Fund Theft

    A Philadelphia attorney's law license will be suspended for four years after he admitted misappropriating more than $30,000 from an estate fund through means including ATM withdrawals and personal purchases at Verizon, TGI Fridays and other merchants.

  • SEC Says Allegations Against Fuel Firm's Former GC Are Legit

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pushed back against an Arizona fuel company's argument that the agency had made a number of baseless accusations in its suit alleging the company's former general counsel and chief financial officer conspired with the company's CEO to defraud investors.

  • Law Firm Owner Charged With Financial Crimes In Wisconsin

    A California lawyer and owner of multiple small firms across the country has been charged with financial crimes in Wisconsin, shortly after he was accused of stealing millions from real estate investors in Maryland in August.

  • StubHub Says Farrar & Ball Atty Should Arbitrate Ticket Case

    StubHub Inc. has asked a Texas appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that a Farrar & Ball LLP attorney who brought a suit against the ticket seller didn't have to go to arbitration to resolve his case, arguing that its user agreement contains an arbitration clause he was aware of at the time he purchased his tickets.

  • 3rd Circuit Rejects Ex-NJ Lawyer's Bid To Undo Guilty Plea

    The Third Circuit on Thursday said an unofficial appeal from incarcerated ex-attorney Michael Kwasnik relating to denied motions seeking to withdraw his guilty plea to a money laundering charge was correctly rejected because he did not follow proper appellate procedure.

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    Americans' Confidence In The Judiciary Is In Steep Decline

    From state courts up to the top of the federal system, Americans' confidence in the judicial system is falling fast. That was the grim takeaway from a recent survey by the National Center for State Courts, an independent nonprofit that researches state court trends and supports administrators.

  • NJ Firm Gives NFTs Linked To Mental Health Care As Bonus

    A New Jersey personal injury law firm is giving its employees non-fungible tokens exchangeable for mental health teletherapy as a year-end bonus this year, becoming what it said was the first U.S. law firm to offer benefits through an NFT, it announced Wednesday.

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    Fla. Ad Co. Mediavine Hires Outside Counsel As New GC

    Boca Raton, Florida-based Mediavine, a full-service ad management firm, hired its outside counsel to serve as its next senior vice president and general counsel.

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    3 Ways Firms Can Be More Efficient In A Down Economy

    As the legal industry faces declining demand and the prospect of a recession, there are some strategic ways law firms can manage their profitability without slash-and-burn cuts, consultants at HBR Consulting told attendees during a recent webinar.

  • Houston Atty Pursuing Suit Over Negative Google Reviews

    A Houston family lawyer asked a district judge Tuesday for permission to conduct expedited discovery ahead of a potential lawsuit against those who left her negative reviews on Google.

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    86% Of Firms Expect Legal Tech Spending To Increase

    Eighty-six percent of law firms predict that spending on legal technology will increase in the next three years, according to a survey by legal network Meritas.

  • Atty Sues Chase Over Missing $25M For Bahamas Land Deal

    A Texas attorney wants to know what JP Morgan Chase did with $25 million he was supposed to receive from the bank on behalf of an investor in a Bahamas resort.

  • Goldberg Segalla Adds Litigation Pro In Philly

    Goldberg Segalla LLP has added a civil litigation attorney as special counsel in Philadelphia focused on transportation-related litigation including premises liability and motor vehicle accident cases, the firm recently announced.

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    Law Firms Still Struggle To Devise Remote Work Policies

    Nearly three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a seismic shift in the nature of work, the balance of remote and in-office work is still in flux for most firms, according to industry experts, who say many firms are still struggling to land on an approach that works for everyone.

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    As Demand Lags, Talent Growth Still On Firm Leaders' Minds

    Even as demand for law firms' services declined year-on-year during the first nine months of 2022, firm leaders grew attorney head count and revealed midyear plans to expand their associate ranks even further, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • 3rd Circ. Won't Revive Atty's Fee Fight With Pierce Bainbridge

    The Third Circuit on Tuesday refused to reopen Philadelphia attorney Bruce Chasan's suit accusing Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP of cutting him out of legal fees from a mutual client, ruling that his request to revive the case in light of new evidence came too late.

  • Tampa Attorney Fights Proposed 3-Year Suspension

    A Tampa attorney urged the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a referee's recommendation that he be suspended from practicing law for three years.

  • Ga. Gov. Taps Trial Atty For New Superior Court Post

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed a name partner with Oliver & Weidner LLC to fill a newly created third seat on the Superior Court for the Mountain Judicial Circuit.

Expert Analysis

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Relay Shortcomings To Associates? Author Photo

    Michael Cohen at Duane Morris discusses the best ways to articulate how an associate is not meeting expectations, and why documentation of performance management is crucial for their growth and protecting the firm from discrimination suits.

  • 10 Principles For Effective Partner Reward Systems Author Photo

    Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.

  • Why Interdisciplinarity Is Key To Designing The Future Of Law Author Photo

    The legal profession faces challenges that urgently demand new solutions, and lawyers and firms can address this by leaning on other industries that have more experience practicing, teaching and incorporating innovation into their core business and service models, says Jennifer Leonard at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 9 Writing Tips From The Justices' Opinions Last Term Author Photo

    Hidden in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions from the last term are each justice’s talents for crafting choice turns of phrase, highlighting best practices for attorneys to jump-start their own writing, says Ross Guberman at BriefCatch.



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