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Legal Job Market Slowly Improving
Legal Job Market Slowly Improving
Should Mental Health Questions Remain on Bar Applications?
Should Mental Health Questions Remain on Bar Applications?
Chimps Not ‘Legal Persons,’ Court Rules
Chimps Not ‘Legal Persons,’ Court Rules
Government Officials Concerned About Implications of Overturned Insider-Trading Convictions
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Legal Job Market Slowly Improving

Legal Job Market Slowly Improving Summary: Overall, the job market has improved for law school graduates, but better numbers may actually reflect a smaller applicant pool. The class of 2014 has found a bit more success in finding jobs than the class of 2014, according…>read more

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Should Mental Health Questions Remain on Bar Applications?

Should Mental Health Questions Remain on Bar Applications? Summary: A resolution that would remove several questions about mental health on bar applications has been proposed and is set to be discussed next week by the ABA’s House of Delegates. Lisa McElroy is a tenured professor at Drexel University…>read more

1 Comment View Count: 266 July 31, 2015

Chimps Not ‘Legal Persons,’ Court Rules

Chimps Not ‘Legal Persons,’ Court Rules Summary: A New York judge has ruled that, for purposes of habeas corpus, chimpanzees are not legal persons. A New York judge ruled on Thursday that chimpanzees are not “legal persons,” which means that Hercules and Leo, two research chimps,…>read more

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Government Officials Concerned About Implications of Overturned Insider-Trading Convictions

Government Officials Concerned About Implications of Overturned Insider-Trading Convictions Summary: The Second Circuit decision to overturn the 2012 convictions of two former hedge-fund traders has dangerous consequences for how the government can monitor Wall Street trading. The ruling last year December by a New York federal appeals court that…>read more

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Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court Ruling Affects Local Sign Codes

Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court Ruling Affects Local Sign Codes Summary: Many local governments and lawyers are discovering that the sign codes are borderline unconstitutional and need to be revised after the ruling on Reed. Government regulations on signs have long been a source of problems with the lawyers that…>read more

No Comment View Count: 286 July 30, 2015

Locke Lord Inherited Problem Case from Edwards Wildman

Locke Lord Inherited Problem Case from Edwards Wildman Summary: Two former Edwards Wildman Palmer lawyers mishandled a case that was supposed to be a class-action that Locke Lord has been left to deal with. Locke Lord has been removed from a federal pyramid scheme case. The firm inherited…>read more

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Citizens United Required to Provide Donor Information

Citizens United Required to Provide Donor Information Summary: Despite their attempts, a federal judge ruled that the attorney general has the right to obtain information on donors of charities, as long as the information stays confidential. Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group, tried to stop New York…>read more

1 Comment View Count: 379 July 29, 2015

Judge Dismisses Central Argument in Transgender Student Restroom Dispute

Judge Dismisses Central Argument in Transgender Student Restroom Dispute Summary: Gavin Grimm is fighting for his right to use the boys’ restroom at his high school. Grimm was born female, but identifies as male. According to BuzzFeed News, on Monday, a federal judge threw out one of the key…>read more

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California Bar Exam And Attorneys Exam Shortened By One Day Each

California Bar Exam And Attorneys Exam Shortened By One Day Each Summary: After over 25 years with no changes to the administration of the California bar exam, a change is planned for 2017 to shorten the exam by a day. The California Bar Exam has been shortened from three days to…>read more

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Florida State Lawyers May Be Seeing a Jump In Members

Florida State Lawyers May Be Seeing a Jump In Members Summary: The Florida State Bar is considering allowing reciprocity, despite a large vocal opposition from state lawyers. A proposal was given to allow lawyers to practice in Florida without taking the state bar exam, causing an explosion from the state’s…>read more

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