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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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  • Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:56:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is expanding the U.S. special operations force in Iraq to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight Islamic State militants.

  • House considers requiring search warrant to get old emails

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:54:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are considering making it harder for government investigators to get copies of people's old emails.

  • Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:47:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan investigation by U.S. senators finds that the makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C infection put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000-per-pill cure.

  • Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:44:25 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan activist says police have tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption.

  • Appalachia grasps for hope as coal jobs fade

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:41:18 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.