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Judge Bellis Denies Delay of Alex Jones' Deposition; Jones Broadcasts Live Despite Doctor's Order

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 21:01

During a contentious hearing, an attorney for Jones, Kevin M. Smith, said he believed his client was at home under a doctor's care, based on a physician's letter, which he provided to Bellis ex parte.


Sunny Balwani's Attorneys Distance the Ex-Theranos Executive From Elizabeth Holmes in Opening Statements

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 20:16

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Stephen Cazares said Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani might have dated and lived together, but they "lived parallel lives."


Ketanji Brown Jackson Acknowledges Originalism Has Prevailed at SCOTUS

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 19:04

Jackson declined to attach herself to a judicial philosophy, but recognized the influence of ideas championed by conservatives.


Attorney's Bias Case Against Judiciary Puts Spotlight on Push to Reform Judge Selection Process

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 18:21

Court watchers say the circumstances that led to an alleged conflict in Caryn Strickland's case are incredibly uncommon, but it could be beneficial for lawmakers and the judiciary to reconsider protocols surrounding intercircuit assignments when the judiciary is named in litigation.


Ketanji Brown Jackson Praises Stare Decisis in Exchanges on Abortion, Press Protections

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 16:53

The discussion came as Democrats worry the Supreme Court's conservative majority is poised to overturn key precedents.


Quinn Emanuel to Represent Ukraine in Case Against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 16:04

Quinn Emanuel has taken on the case pro bono.


Legal Chiefs Worried About Cost of SEC's Climate Disclosure Rules

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 15:45

"The SEC's climate disclosure proposal is the most extensive, comprehensive and complicated disclosure initiative in decades," said Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner Meredith Cross, a former SEC official.


'I'd Wake Up and Put on That Face': Former GC Shares Story of Mental Health Battle and Recovery

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 15:00

"I wanted to hide and crawl into a cave and be ashamed. But I'm stronger than that."


Examining the Differences Between Data Privacy and Data Security

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 14:34

As businesses develop data protection frameworks to ensure compliance, it is important for companies to design a data protection program that contemplates data privacy and data security individually, to achieve the most comprehensive data protection program.


How I Made Partner: 'My Experience Taught Me How to Tackle Whatever Came Across My Desk,' Says Cindy Jordano of Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:03

"Remain open to new experiences because you don't know when they will arrive."


Spurred by Pandemic, New York Law School Launches Enhanced Evening Division Program

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 10:20

"Our goal is to maximize what is special—in person—but give deference to what really works—remote learning," Anthony Crowell, dean and president of NYLS, told on Monday.


To Stem Lateral Movement, Firms Are Adding Clawback Clauses in Partnership Agreements

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 07:40

Law firms are increasingly utilizing the proverbial "golden handcuffs" in their partnership agreements, allowing them to go after the hefty bonuses and other incentives previously paid to a lawyer looking to leave.


This Firm Is Giving $110K Signing Bonuses to Federal Clerks: The Morning Minute

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 07:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


4th Circ.: Student's 1st Amendment Lawsuit Can Proceed Despite School District's 'Desire to Avoid the Discomfort'

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 20:08

A Virginia student may proceed with a lawsuit asserting his public high school violated his rights by suspending him for discussing the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled.


Attorney Suspended for 2 Years for Criminal Misconduct During 'Severe Manic Episode'

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 19:44

The Ohio Supreme Court suspended a private practice attorney's license for two years after he was convicted of an armed confrontation with a rental property tenant, during what physicians believed was a severe manic episode, according to the court's per curiam judgment on Thursday.


In Ukraine, Lawyers With Ukrainian Bar Association and NYSBA Chapter Help Refugees to Safety, or Take Up Arms in the Streets

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 19:35

Within hours after she fled to western Ukraine, Inna Liniova, executive director of the Ukrainian Bar Association, and her Ukrainian colleagues, at least those who didn't take up arms and start looking for military training, began working in ways they never had before. And soon they began an unlikely team-up, establishing near-constant communication with the New York State Bar Association, which hurriedly put together a Ukrainian Task Force focused on the war and its unrelenting issues.


Teva Settles Rhode Island's Opioid Case, Avoiding Trial

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 17:40

Attorney General Peter Neronha announced on Monday that Rhode Island had settled opioid claims against Teva and Allergan for a total value of about $107 million.


Boies Schiller Offers $110K Signing Bonuses to Federal Court Clerks

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 17:03

Managing partner Matthew Schwartz told that BSF wants to "be sure we continue to position ourselves as one of the very few law firms where judicial clerks most want to go when they begin practicing law."


Ketanji Brown Jackson Stresses Her Faith, Dedication to Equal Justice, in First Day of Hearings

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 16:47

The first day played out with a number of Republican senators' intent on portraying Jackson as soft on crime, while Democrats touted her qualifications.


Ahead of the Curve: Exploring DEI Programs for First-Generation College and Law Students

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 16:00

This week, we're exploring DEI programs that are specifically geared toward helping first-generation college and/or law school students on their path to a career in the legal profession.