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  • Who or What Is 'The Law Guy'?


    If you were one of the lucky few who earned a passing score on this last July 2015 bar exam, you might be "the law guy" to your family and friends. Just be careful about using that term in or around New York ... The origins of "law guy"......

  • How Much Experience Is Needed to Work In-House?


    You want to work in-house. You've always wanted to work in-house. But how much experience do you need before moving in to the general counsel's office? While the traditional path is still common -- spend a few years at a firm, then transition -- many companies are starting to......

  • Are Encryption Backdoors Needed to Fight Terrorism?


    Following the recent terrorist attacks on Paris, many government officials have renewed their calls for backdoor access to encrypted communications. Terrorists, we're told, are "going dark," using simple encryption technology to conceal their communications. Government and law enforcement, we're told, need code-breaking, backdoor access to help fight off threats.......

  • 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......

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  • Boot camp possible for Canadian teen charged in shootings

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:52:32 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida prosecutors are considering a boot-camp program that could significantly reduce jail time for a Canadian diplomat's teenage son charged in a fatal shooting.

  • Planned Parenthood clinic damaged in hatchet attack reopens

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:46:01 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.

  • Dad of missing boy held after human remains found in barn

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:38:53 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas bail bondsman was charged Monday with assaulting his wife and abusing his missing son, and a prosecutor said the case "escalated into a much larger investigation" when police found unidentified human remains in a barn on the man's property.

  • Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack makes 1st appearance

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:34:43 GMT

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.

  • New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:27:55 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An estimated 5,000 untested rape kits are in New Mexico's crime labs and warehouses, and it could take five years to work through the backlog, state officials said Monday.

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