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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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  • Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:59:26 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.

  • UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:56:52 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee report said Tuesday.

  • Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:53:25 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United States.

  • Obama says he hopes shooting at Colorado clinic spurs action

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:53:06 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado spurs conversation and action on deterring gun violence.

  • Texas attorney general back in court over fraud indictment

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:51:55 GMT

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected back in court on felony charges of defrauding investors.