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When should lawyers bet on themselves? Sometimes clients will give you the answer

Legal Marketing Posted Apr 22, 2017 10:00 pm CDT By Victor Li Tweet Avvo went all-in on the gambling metaphor for this year’s Lawyernomics conference. As conference-goers learned, however, there’s a difference between making a calculated, smart bet and recklessly … Continue reading

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Lawyers: Don’t be afraid to double down on data

Legal Marketing Posted Apr 21, 2017 09:24 pm CDT By Victor Li Tweet On Friday, during the first full day of the Avvo Lawyernomics conference, attendees got a steady stream of two topics that, for many lawyers, were among the … Continue reading

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Judge releases man held for three years after new prosecutor acknowledges case is weak

Criminal Justice Posted Apr 21, 2017 05:05 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A man accused of murder and arson who has spent three years in jail awaiting trial has been released on his own recognizance after a prosecutor … Continue reading

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Faced with dwindling admissions, some law schools seek out overachieving 1Ls

Law Schools Posted Apr 21, 2017 04:15 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward George Washington University School of Law reported having more than 100 transfers in 2016—more than 50 from American University Washington College of Law. Roman Babakin / Shutterstock.com … Continue reading

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ABA files 9th Circuit amicus brief supporting Hawaii federal court’s injunction against travel ban

Immigration Law Posted Apr 21, 2017 03:24 pm CDT By Lorelei Laird 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Tweet At February’s midyear meeting, the ABA House of Delegates voted voted to adopt Resolution 10C (PDF), urging President Donald Trump not … Continue reading

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Justice Department sends compliance letters to ‘crumbling’ sanctuary jurisdictions

Attorney General Posted Apr 21, 2017 02:51 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that it has sent compliance letters to nine sanctuary jurisdictions, saying that many of them are “crumbling under the weight … Continue reading

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Special team investigates death of judge on New York’s top court; widower disputes suicide theory

Criminal Justice Posted Apr 21, 2017 12:48 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. New York State Unified Court System photo. Tweet A special team of police investigators is investigating the death of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a judge on … Continue reading

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Associate settles suit claiming unfair billable-hours calculation caused him to lose out on bonuses

Home Daily News Associate settles suit claiming unfair billable-hours… Law Firms Posted Apr 21, 2017 10:57 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A Philadelphia-based law firm has settled a suit by an associate who claimed that he lost out … Continue reading

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AG Sessions criticizes judge from ‘an island in the Pacific,’ raising the ire of Hawaiians

Attorney General Posted Apr 21, 2017 10:22 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Jeff Sessions. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons. Tweet Officials in Hawaii are firing back after Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized a judge “sitting on an … Continue reading

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BigLaw partner’s widow is awarded $3M in suit claiming antidepressant caused his suicide

Verdicts & Settlements Posted Apr 21, 2017 08:22 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss GlaxoSmithKline was ordered to pay $3 million to the widow of a lawyer who committed suicide while taking a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil. Tweet The … Continue reading

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