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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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  • Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:41:50 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption.

  • Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:37:36 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day.

  • Police shooting in downtown Atlanta leaves 1 man dead

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:29:48 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating an exchange of gunfire with officers that left one man dead.

  • France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:05:58 GMT

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit.

  • Today in History

    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:02:16 GMT

    Today in History