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  • 5 Reasons to Open a Second Office for Your Law Practice


    Many lawyers wonder about opening second offices, sometimes known as "branch offices" or "satellite offices." There are many factors to weigh before opening the doors to your second location, including whether business can justify the cost, and whether or not a second office would compromise the quality of the representation......

  • 3 Lifehacks for Surviving Law School


    If you finally made it into law school, take a short moment to pat yourself on the back. You should congratulate yourself -- or console yourself. Law school can be a life-changing experience, but it can also seem life-threatening -- at least in terms of your sanity.Below is a......

  • American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy After Years of Scandal


    American Apparel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this morning. The once-hip retailer popularized metallic spandex leggings and made-in-LA t-shirts in the early 2000s but has struggled with waning sales and tumbling stock prices. The company warned investors in August that it might not have the funds needed to meet......

  • The High Court Is Back! Cases to Watch for the October 2015 Term


    The Supreme Court reconvened this morning for the first oral arguments of the October 2015 term. The last term was full of headline-making cases. The Court recognized a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. It upheld Obamacare against another of seemingly endless challenges. It drastically reshaped public signage laws. (Okay,......

  • 8 Tips for Cross-Border Discovery and International Privacy Laws


    Many of us are perfectly happy to practice in a limited geographic area. But, given the increasingly interconnected nature of today's world (the Internet, cheap airfare, free trade), it's not uncommon for attorneys to be faced with cross-border issues. We're not talking state lines here. This is international. Cross-border......

  • Mandatory Retirement for Lawyers: How Old Is Too Old to Practice?


    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest Justice on the Supreme Court, will turn 83 next March. Antonin Scalia, her BFF, will hit 80 just four days before. (They're both Pisces!) If they were practicing in many Big Law firms, both would have faced mandatory retirement policies years before. Sorry, Ruth......

Criminal Law News

  • Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:41:00 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.

  • Woman found inside portable toilet gets arrested on warrants

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:39:08 GMT

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside.

  • Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:00:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.

  • The Latest: UN defends self after charges against ex-GA head

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:59:14 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local):

  • Saudi police say 2 killed after gunman opened fire in a bank

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:53:56 GMT

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi police say two people have been killed and another two wounded by a gunman inside a bank in the southern city of Jizan, near the kingdom's border with Yemen.

Supreme Court News

  • Changes to justices' opinions will be highlighted

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:44:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a step to address criticism that its inner workings are opaque.

  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:03:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

  • Today in History

    Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:00:58 GMT

    Today is Sunday, October 4, the 277th day of 2015. There are 88 days left in the year.

  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

    Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:20:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.

  • Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds

    Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:12:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups.

Political News

  • Eastern European nations work jointly to secure borders

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:55:44 GMT

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several Eastern European countries are cooperating on controlling the flow of migrants at the external borders of the European Union — a program a top Hungarian official said Tuesday could set an example for the rest of the 28-nation bloc.

  • The Latest: UN official warns EU on 'hotspot' migrant triage

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:54:41 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

  • Patrick Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:51:41 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

  • Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:46:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.

  • The Latest: UN chief calls for probe of Palestinian deaths

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:42:35 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local).