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NYC Gifted Programs Should Rely on 'Math,' Lawyer Says
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Obama Campaign's Top Lawyer: There Is No Voter Fraud: Video
#NBCfail: Twitter, the Olympics, Guy Adams & Justin Bieber
SCOTUS Stands By Citizens United Decision In Montana Campaign Finance Case
Attorney: Arizona Can't Implement Immigration Law Without Racial Profiling
Supreme Court Decision Could Spur New Immigration Laws
Evolving Free Speech Legislation Threatens the Rights of Property Owners
Free Speech and Shopping Malls: Resources to Help Landlords and Property Owners Stay Compliant
Vague Definitions in CISPA Raise Concerns of SOPA 2.0
5 Things to Consider When You Are Served with a Lawsuit
Nesta segunda década do século XXI, inegáveis foram os avanços rumo à defesa e à promoção dos direitos da população LGBT. No Brasil, a força da Justiça que animou esse movimento, com atuação valorosa dos profissionais do...more
Mar. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A new study shows an average of 69% of law students retain their scholarships after their first year. Also, we have a look at...more
Attorneys and Disabled Clients - What Attorneys Need to Know When Setting Up The Initial Appointment - What attorneys need to know when working with disabled clients in Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the United States:...more
Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks preliminary injunctive relief to redress and prevent further deprivation of rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by actions of Defendants....more
Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more
This civil rights class action seeks immediate injunctive and declaratory relief to redress and prevent the deprivation of Plaintiff Lautenbaugh’s rights, and the rights of the class members he seeks to represent, against...more
The Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to permit hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are now in the United States illegally to stay in the United States and allows them the ability to receive employment...more
Originally published on i-Sight.com's blog: “How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation.”
There’s no such thing as passing the buck when it comes to e-discovery. Although attorneys may assume that they can...more
The following contains some pertinent information that might be of help to you as you become involved in the criminal justice system as a victim or witness.
Apprehension and Arrest of the Accused
There are three basic...more
Good morning. I am very pleased to be here with you, and I thank the International Justice Resource Center for inviting me to share some thoughts on a subject that is close to my heart. My thanks go also to the co-organizers...more
It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has changed. Why? Charles E....more
A survey conducted by the National Association of Women Lawyers casts an unfavorable light on U.S. law firms. The survey indicates that there is a relatively low percentage of women equity partners - about 15% - and that the...more
Scott Leipzig, a Los Angeles-based litigator, describes five things to consider when you are served with a lawsuit.
1. Protect Privilege: Internal communications often become the smoking gun in a Plaintiff’s case. All too...more
On November 4, 2011, Congress' Committee on Oversight and Reform's Ranking Member Elijah Cummings demands infamous foreclosure Mill Steven Baum to produce documents because Congress is investigating his alleged "improper or...more
Are you a foreign citizen being abused by a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident while living in the U.S.?
Do you need to get away from this abuser without their knowledge?
If you answered “Yes” to the above...more
Rejecting rights and responsibility as the basis of the rule of law
With an ever-increasingly complex democracy which not only delivers more and more “layers” of representation to consumers already bombarded...more
Many of my followers outside the UK ask me about the rather bizarre nature of “squatter’s rights” in the UK. How can members of the public take over vacant properties (such as Saif Gaddafi’s Hampstead home, or Guy Ritchie’s...more
A former Everest University student is suing Corinthian Colleges Inc., parent of the career college, after accumulating tuition and fees of nearly $60,000 for courses the state does not accept.
Irene Irizarry, who attended...more
The ABA is quietly gathering support to choke off lawyer marketing on the Internet. Lawyer Larry Bodine asks you and your colleagues to join him in stopping this effort to burden lawyer marketing on the internet with unneeded...more
When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?"
I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or...more
Plaintiff, Jessica Pownall, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated (“Pownall”)filed a class action against Defendant, PNC Bank, a National Association, as successor in interest to National City Bank (“PNC”), based...more
Tampa shareholder Sylvia H. Walbolt (Appellate Practice and Trial Support) and Tallahassee associate Andrew D. Manko (Appellate Practice and Trial Support) published an article, "From Chattel To Justice," as part of the...more
As Howrey slips beneath the waves and the likelihood that some other law firms may similarly dissolve, it is critical for every partner in a law firm in dissolution or on the brink of dissolution have a complete understanding...more
As the new year begins, those who follow diversity management in the legal profession cannot help but be concerned about whether the percentage of lawyers of color working in the region's large law firms will grow in 2010....more
Pro Bono Net's fall newsletter includes articles about the organization's 10th anniversary, a profile of the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition and a new site for deferred associates working in public interest legal jobs....more