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  • Boutique Firm Becomes First to Pass Legal Tech Assessment


    Sure, attorneys aren't the biggest early adopters of new technology. You won't find many esquires who are well-versed in artificial intelligence or nano-architecture, for example. But it turns out that we're also terrible at technology basics. The Legal Tech Assessment, a program developed to test attorneys' skill at simple office......

  • So You Failed the Bar Exam. Now What?


    It happens. Despite years of hard work and dedication, every year thousands of attorneys fail to pass the bar exam. This year was particularly bad, with some of the lowest pass rates ever in many states. So, don't worry, if you failed, you're not alone -- and you can......

  • You Can Sue Air Polluters Under State Common Law, 6th Says


    The Clean Air Act might be massive, complex, and unwieldy, but it doesn't "occupy the field" of air pollution control, the Sixth Circuit reminded us in two decisions released earlier this month. As such, the Clean Air Act does not preempt state common law claims against polluters who are......

  • In-House, Don't Over-Lawyer Everything and Listen


    Seasoned fashion general counsel Donna Edbril says that "[a] lot of people come with different preconceived notions about lawyers -- and many of those notions aren't positive." ForeFront magazine got a hold of Edbril and asked her to share her thoughts on what tips would be useful for lawyers thinking......

  • FRCP Rule 15(a) is Not 'Chronological,' 9th Cir. Says. Go Crazy!


    In a decision that has all the glossy fun of civil procedure nit-pitpicking, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Sergio Casillas Ramirez properly and timely filed a second amended complaint under FRCP Rule 15(a) and that the lower court ran afoul of Erie. Let this be......

  • How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Small Law Firm


    According to data taken from Census Bureau data of 2015, the Pew Research Center found that Millennials now make up the largest workforce in the nation, according to the Pew Research Center, they're expected to soon become the largest living generation.Along with this giant demographic change are the attendant cultural......

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  • Police: Suspect in officer's death refused to drop rifle

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:46:38 GMT

    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute was "100 percent" justified in shooting at the slaying suspect, a state police spokesman said Monday.

  • Planned Parenthood clinic damaged in hatchet attack reopens

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:46:01 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Hampshire reopened Monday nearly six weeks after police say it was badly damaged by a hatchet-wielding boy.

  • Iran denies links to 2 alleged operatives arrested in Kenya

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:41:34 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has denied any links to two detained Kenyans accused of spying and plotting attacks on Western targets in Nairobi.

  • Prosecutors seek 300 years for woman in Amish kidnap case

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:40:34 GMT

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A woman involved in the kidnapping and sexual abuse of two Amish girls in northern New York should be given the maximum 300-year prison sentence, federal prosecutors said Monday.

  • Brazil House Speaker denies bribery reports

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:37:25 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The embattled speaker of Brazil's House of Representatives has vehemently denied reports that a document seized in a corruption probe suggests he received nearly $12 million to support legislation favoring a top investment bank.

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