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The End of the Hour

Before the twentieth century, state law prescribed set fees for specific legal services, and litigation fees were usually paid by the losing parties. Over time, maximum fee laws were repealed, and by the early twentieth...more

ABA Endangered Species Committee Releases Newsletter

The Endangered Species Committee within the American Bar Association's Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources recently released its periodic Endangered Species Committee Newsletter. The newsletter includes articles...more

Visualizing Employment By Law School, Part I

One of the challenges faced by contemporary organizations is making sense of large amounts of complex data. Visualization methods – plots, graphs, animations, and interactive displays – can be one of the best ways to make...more

Model Transaction Tax Overpayment Act Gains Traction at MTC

On July 21, the Multistate Tax Commission’s (MTC) Uniformity Committee voted unanimously to send to the MTC’s Executive Committee a draft resolution recommending that the MTC endorse a model transaction tax act which, if...more

ABA Panel Tackles Meeting M&A Client Expectations

Recently the American Bar Association Section of International Law in partnership with the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) held a conference entitled “Successful Transactions – What In-House Counsel Expect...more

Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls

Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at...more

Advance Medical Directives? Now There's an App for That

An advance directive gives instructions on the kind of medical care you would like to receive should you become unable to express your wishes yourself, and it often designates someone to make medical decisions for you. But an...more

CFPB Director Addresses American Bar Association

Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spoke to the American Bar Association on April 3, 2014, about the Bureau’s purpose, its initial focus on creating rules to implement Dodd-Frank and...more

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