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ABA cites Bates in letter to lawmaker who wants warning in lawyer ads seeking drug plaintiffs

Legal Ethics Posted Mar 24, 2017 01:53 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet An ABA working group will consider the First Amendment when it reviews a request for a change in the model ethics rules by the chairman of … Continue reading

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Oregon judge allows video game designer to change sex to ‘agender’

Trials & Litigation Posted Mar 24, 2017 11:19 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet An Oregon judge has approved an application by a writer and video game designer to change from the male sex to “agender.” Judge Amy Holmes … Continue reading

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Chicago officers faulted for misconduct went unpunished after their cases got lost in the system

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 24, 2017 10:55 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Some Chicago police officers who were ordered suspended based on findings of misconduct didn’t comply with their punishment because authorities lost track of their cases, according … Continue reading

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Utah adopts country’s toughest drunken driving standard

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 24, 2017 10:24 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed into law a new standard for drunken driving that is the strictest in the nation. The new law sets … Continue reading

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Reinventing Professionals: From BigLaw partner to ethical hacker

LEGAL TECHNOLOGY Posted Mar 24, 2017 08:30 am CDT Ari Kaplan. Tweet Ari Kaplan speaks with Adam Cohen, an attorney and a managing director with the Berkeley Research Group, a global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm. This Q&A has … Continue reading

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Lawyer is among four killed in shootings at Wisconsin law office and bank

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 24, 2017 07:58 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A Wisconsin lawyer was among four people killed on Thursday in a series of shootings that allegedly started as a domestic incident. Police identified the suspect … Continue reading

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Social workers charged with felony child abuse in boy’s death at the hands of his mother

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 24, 2017 07:00 am CDT By Lorelei Laird Tweet Four Los Angeles social workers will be tried for felony child abuse and other charges stemming from the murder of an 8-year-old boy by his mother and … Continue reading

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Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline

Legislation & Lobbying Posted Mar 23, 2017 05:00 pm CDT By Terry Carter Tweet Nevada’s legislature has ratified the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline for doing so, although it brings the tally to two states shy of adoption … Continue reading

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ABA testifies on ‘well-qualified’ rating of Judge Gorsuch: ‘Our task was to cast a wide net’

Supreme Court Nominations Posted Mar 23, 2017 04:30 pm CDT By Lee Rawles Nancy Scott Degan, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Tweet After an exhaustive review … Continue reading

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Fake asylum claims lead to federal prison sentence for immigration lawyer

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 23, 2017 04:17 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward Tweet An Illinois lawyer known for helping Syrian and Iraqi immigrants win asylum received a 15-month federal prison sentence Wednesday, after being found guilty of making false … Continue reading

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