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Summary: Oregon and Alaska residents are voting on marijuana legalization measures on election day that would allow the buying, selling and consumption of the drug. With America hitting the polls on Tuesday, marijuana can be found on ballots in Oregon and…>read moreNo Comment November 4, 2014
Summary: The federal government announced Monday that it has added six more states to its list of states that federally recognizes gay marriage. Six states have been added to the list of those whose same-sex marriages are recognized by the government…>read moreNo Comment October 27, 2014
The prolonged battle over gun law in our nation’s capital continues, now that a federal judge declared a gun control law unconstitutional. Judge Fredrick J. Scullin Jr. has ended the prohibition of carrying pistols in public. This is the…>read more1 Comment July 28, 2014
President Obama has made decent changes that are benefiting lawyers and law firms in the Washington, D.C. area. As promised, more work has been made for the government, which has created more work for lawyers and law firms in the…>read moreNo Comment November 9, 2011
The partnership of Jones Walker has re-elected William H. Hines as managing partner of the firm. Hines will serve a second consecutive five-year term as managing partner, effective Jan. 1 and ending December 31, 2015. Under Hines’ leadership, Jones Walker…>read moreNo Comment October 21, 2010
The Washington Business Journal: Major DC firms are still doing work pro bono despite downsizing and the current economic lag. The report was just released by the District of Columbia Bar Association. Good for them. In fact, according to the…>read moreNo Comment June 25, 2010
District of Columbia Attorney General Peter Nickles is amending a flexible hours plan for attorneys, and the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 1403 is challenging the move. Since it was put into place in 2005 by DC’s then-Attorney General…>read more1 Comment April 24, 2009
Roetzel & Andress has “regretfully released” 13 associates and 18 non-lawyers, firm President Jeffrey Casto has announced. Three of the lawyers were at its headquarters in Akron, Ohio, and three were in Cleveland. The layoffs leave Roetzel & Andress with…>read more1 Comment February 22, 2009
Clifford Chance announced today a joint effort with the Georgetown University Law Center to establish the Clifford Chance International Public Interest Summer Fellowship Program. The Clifford Chance Fellowships will provide 15 first-year Georgetown Law students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds with…>read moreNo Comment February 7, 2009
Fortune Magazine says DC law firm Arnold & Porter is not only the best DC law firm for which to work; it is the 21st best company to work for in the United States. Fortune cited features like Arnold &…>read moreNo Comment January 24, 2009
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