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February 8, 2016
Crane Collapse Impacts Legal Community

The construction crane that fell in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood Friday morning, killing one and injuring three, damaged a portion of New York Law School and shuttered two Legal Aid NYC offices, the Innocence Project office and the New York County Supreme Court building.

February 7, 2016
Lawyers get a peek at the struggles in life and law on the Mexican border

In the high desert east of San Diego, the international border between the United States and Mexico is sometimes a fence, sometimes a wall and…

February 7, 2016
Documentary makes ‘stand your ground’ laws personal

On Black Friday of 2012, four teenagers stopped at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, to buy gum and cigarettes and got into an argument…

February 7, 2016
How to interrupt bias in the workplace

There’s no shortage of discussion about lack of diversity in the workplace, especially the legal profession. But solutions to the diversity problems and ways to…

February 7, 2016
Sex traffickers use social media to research victims to groom

Images of prostitutes walking the streets and picking up johns are pervasive in popular culture. But the reality is that commercial sex is just a…

February 7, 2016
Too many students are being diverted from school into the criminal justice system, report says

Key segments of the U.S. student population that are most in need of support from schools instead are being siphoned off into the criminal justice…

February 7, 2016
Law firm among pioneering employers who OK worker use of medical marijuana

A small law firm is among a pioneering group of Illinois employers that are offering assurances they won’t punish their workers for using medical marijuana.…

February 7, 2016
Self-driving cars will soon be street-legal, and California is getting a jump on regulating them

As any fan of rock ‘n’ roll’s hot rod genre can attest, cars have been an essential element of California culture for more than a…

February 7, 2016
SCOTUS justices ‘don’t work as Democrats or Republicans,’ Roberts says

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said on Wednesday that he is concerned the public wrongly perceives Supreme Court justices as making policy rather than…

February 7, 2016
These law schools had the highest percentage of employed students not using their degrees

Two law schools in Puerto Rico top a list of schools that produced the largest percentage of graduates who aren’t using their law degrees in…

February 7, 2016
Diversity and inclusion will be major themes at 2016 ABA Midyear Meeting

After a year when race and bias have been important parts of the national conversation—and when a woman of color is serving as ABA president…

February 7, 2016
Can once-obscure ‘borrower defense’ help law grads erase student debt?

A once-obscure federal law is being cited by more than 7,500 borrowers who are applying to have their student debt erased because their schools allegedly…

February 7, 2016
Judge OKs criminal case against Bill Cosby, rejects immunity argument

Rejecting arguments by lawyers for Bill Cosby and testimony by a former Pennsylvania district attorney, a Montgomery County judge on Wednesday said a sexual assault…

February 7, 2016
OJ Simpson: Ads for TV series about my murder trial are too hard on Johnnie Cochran

More than 20 years after O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and a male friend in what was billed as the trial of…

February 7, 2016
Greenberg Traurig acknowledges merger talks with UK law firm

Greenberg Traurig is in preliminary merger talks with British law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner. Greenberg Traurig, which currently has about 1,950 lawyers in 38 offices,…

February 7, 2016
How far should Florida go to reform death penalty? Lawmakers mull changes after SCOTUS decision

Florida lawmakers are considering changes in the state’s capital sentencing law after the U.S. Supreme Court found one provision to be unconstitutional last month. Legislators…

February 7, 2016
What software products are essential to your law practice?

At Attorney at Work, law practice management adviser Jared Correia notes how in the last few years, the ABA and 20 states (see…

February 7, 2016
Bank tellers may pose greater threat to customers than hackers, NY Times says

It may not be hackers that pose the biggest threat to bank customers’ funds and personal information. Bank tellers have access to a great deal…

February 7, 2016
Chemerinsky: ‘Potential blockbuster’ rulings expected in June

The Supreme Court’s docket for October Term 2015 is now set. Absent extraordinary circumstances, all cases taken between now and the end of June will…

February 7, 2016
How long has Justice Thomas declined to ask oral argument questions? An anniversary nears

It’s been nearly 10 years since Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question during oral arguments. His last question was on Feb. 22, 2006, in a…