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Survey Says: Watch Out for Attorneys With Their Lies, Expletives and Nasty Email | Daily Business Review
Survey Says: Watch Out for Attorneys With Their Lies, Expletives and Nasty Email | Daily Business Review  Law.comCourtroom lies, rudeness and worse in depositions, and undercurrents of sexism were reported in an informal Daily Business Review survey on civility in the ...

Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Says Maroon 5 Crossed The Picket Line
Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Says Maroon 5 Crossed The Picket Line  HotNewHipHopKaep's lawyer isn't feeling it. Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest spawned millions of conversations across the nation, which is exactly what needed to be d...

He Committed Murder. Then He Graduated From an Elite Law School. Would You Hire Him as Your Attorney?
He Committed Murder. Then He Graduated From an Elite Law School. Would You Hire Him as Your Attorney?  The New York TimesLast September, a group of academics and activists gathered at Princeton University to discuss the limits of artificial intelligence in public policy. The longest ...

Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Slams Maroon 5 Frontman Adam Levin For Performing At The Superbowl
Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Slams Maroon 5 Frontman Adam Levin For Performing At The Superbowl  Celebrity InsiderAccording to a report from NewsWeek.com, Adam Levine, the frontman for the superstar pop band, Maroon 5, took considerable heat from the legal.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Lawyers, #3: Lust | Daily Report
The Seven Deadly Sins of Lawyers, #3: Lust | Daily Report  Law.comIn this third part of our series about lawyers' “Seven Deadly Sins,” we address the professional risks that can arise from “lust.” Attorneys enjoy special ...

FINRA Report on Best Cybersecurity Practices Is Must-Read, Alston & Bird Lawyer Says | Corporate Counsel
FINRA Report on Best Cybersecurity Practices Is Must-Read, Alston & Bird Lawyer Says | Corporate Counsel  Law.comCybersecurity practices must “be appropriately tailored to the entity. It should be risk-based based on risk to your organization” said Peretti who formerly was a ...

Bow Wow's Lawyer Says Rapper Was "Wrongfully Arrested" In Assault Case
Bow Wow's Lawyer Says Rapper Was "Wrongfully Arrested" In Assault Case  VibeBow Wow's lawyer issued a statement claiming that his client was "wrongfully arrested" after he was detained for assault.

Attorney claims improper interference at Kentucky recount
Attorney claims improper interference at Kentucky recount  Janesville GazetteLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First a Kentucky state House race went to the Democrat by a single vote, and then a recount declared the race a tie. Now there's a.

21 Savage's Lawyer Slams His Arrest as 'Based Upon Incorrect Information' and Demands His Release
21 Savage's Lawyer Slams His Arrest as 'Based Upon Incorrect Information' and Demands His Release  PEOPLE.com21 Savage's legal team is fighting for his release. On Monday, the 26-year-old rapper's attorney Charles H. Kuck released a statement claiming that 21 Savage's ...

Lawyer signals that the legal battle with the US over the fate of the Huawei CFO will be a political one
Lawyer signals that the legal battle with the US over the fate of the Huawei CFO will be a political one  Business Insider IndiaJASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty ImagesLisa Duan, visiting from Beijing, holds a pro-Huawei sign outside the bail hearing of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial ...

Lawyer signals that the legal battle with the US over the fate of the Huawei CFO will be a political one
Lawyer signals that the legal battle with the US over the fate of the Huawei CFO will be a political one  Business InsiderLawyers's for Huawei's Meng told Canada's Globe and Mai that her case and Us plans for her extradition are "remarkably," political.

21 Savage's Lawyers Say He's a Dreamer and Address If Rapper Was Targeted for Being Critical of ICE
21 Savage's Lawyers Say He's a Dreamer and Address If Rapper Was Targeted for Being Critical of ICE  PEOPLE.com21 Savage's lawyer says the rapper recently released music with lyrics 'condemning the behavior of immigration officials'

Charlton lawyer faults selectmen in pot farm denial dispute
Charlton lawyer faults selectmen in pot farm denial dispute  Worcester TelegramCHARLTON – A lawyer says the Planning Board has been “left in the lurch” as town officials disagree on how to defend a Valley Green Grow court appeal filed ...

Police informant royal commission: Lawyer X turned snitch after drug charges were dropped
Police informant royal commission: Lawyer X turned snitch after drug charges were dropped  The AustralianCareer-destroying charges of drug-trafficking were withdrawn against the former barrister at the centre of the Lawyer X scandal two years before she was first ...

When Is Too Old To Practice?
When Is Too Old To Practice?  Above the LawSuper Bowl LIII is history, thank goodness. Surrounding the game hype was the age old (pun intended) question of whether youth or age would prevail. We have ...

Lawyer faults Charlton selectmen in pot farm denial dispute
Lawyer faults Charlton selectmen in pot farm denial dispute  Worcester TelegramCHARLTON – A lawyer says the Planning Board has been “left in the lurch” as town officials disagree on how to defend a Valley Green Grow court appeal filed ...

Lawyer X commission hearing next week as former Supreme Court judge brands scandal ‘a disaster’
Lawyer X commission hearing next week as former Supreme Court judge brands scandal ‘a disaster’  The AustralianVictorias Lawyer X royal commission will hold its first directions hearing next week.

PMO pressed Wilson-Raybould to abandon prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; Trudeau denies his office 'directed' her
PMO pressed Wilson-Raybould to abandon prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; Trudeau denies his office 'directed' her  The Globe and MailSources say Jody Wilson-Raybould refused to ask prosecutors to strike a deal with Quebec engineering company, months before she was shifted to Veterans ...

Lawyer forces evacuation of courthouse after ‘abundance’ of bed bugs pour from his suit
Lawyer forces evacuation of courthouse after ‘abundance’ of bed bugs pour from his suit  Global NewsAn Oklahoma courthouse was forced to evacuate after a nonchalant lawyer arrived to a courtroom with an “abundance” of bed bugs falling out of his clothing.

Nick Ferrari Slams Lawyer Who Laughs At Inconvenience Caused By Stansted 15
Nick Ferrari Slams Lawyer Who Laughs At Inconvenience Caused By Stansted 15  LBCNick Ferrari tore into this human rights lawyer who laughed about the inconvenience caused by the Stansted 15 protesters.

US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Offers a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste, One of the Nation's Leading Lawyers for Financial Compensation Results and VA Disability
US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Offers a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste, One of the Nation's Leading Lawyers for Financial Compensation Results and VA Disability  BioSpaceNEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ -- The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "Our top priority is seeing to it that a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma ...

AI & the Practice of Law at the Crossroads: Where Are We Going?
AI & the Practice of Law at the Crossroads: Where Are We Going?  Above the LawExploring the professional ethics implications of AI in the legal sphere.

The Danger Of Remaining Silent On Mental Health
The Danger Of Remaining Silent On Mental Health  Above the LawEvery now and then, I feature a lawyer or law student who has something to say on the issue of mental health in the legal profession. Providing a platform for ...

Senior FBI Lawyer Did Not Read Carter Page FISA Before Signing Off on It
Senior FBI Lawyer Did Not Read Carter Page FISA Before Signing Off on It  The Epoch TimesTrisha Anderson, the principal deputy general counsel for the FBI and head of the bureau's National Security and Cyber Law Branch, signed off on an ...

Drohschreiben to lawyer – Federal President informed
Drohschreiben to lawyer – Federal President informed  The Crypto Coin Discoverythe long table is cozy covers: The people who have gathered in a Café not far from the Frankfurt St. Paul's Church, are as varied as the population of the Bank in ...

Courthouse Closes After Lawyer Walks in Swarming with Bed Bugs: 'I Don't Even Think He Cared'
Courthouse Closes After Lawyer Walks in Swarming with Bed Bugs: 'I Don't Even Think He Cared'  PEOPLE.comWhile there are lawyers who have come to the defense of bed bug infestations victims, it's not every day that a lawyer becomes the source of the parasitic ...

Wrongly released documents on student's drowning must not be published, judge rules
Wrongly released documents on student's drowning must not be published, judge rules  ABA JournalIn an unusual move against the media, a Cook County judge ordered the Better Government Association not to publish records related to the drowning death of ...

Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma
Inside the Opioid Epidemic and Big Pharma  Legal Talk NetworkAttorney Jonathan Novak and Joanne Peterson discuss litigation against big pharma, what is being done to assist victims of opioid addiction and their families, ...

What’s the National Enquirer So Afraid Of?
What’s the National Enquirer So Afraid Of?  POLITICOYou don't threaten to publish naughty pictures of the world's richest man unless you're worried he's got even nastier stuff on you.

New Attorney General Settling In — Appointed in December
New Attorney General Settling In — Appointed in December  The MissourianAfter his first month in office Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says he wants to make it one of the best in the country.

Man Facing 30 Years in Prison Flees After Allegedly Removing Ankle Monitor and Killing His Mom
Man Facing 30 Years in Prison Flees After Allegedly Removing Ankle Monitor and Killing His Mom  PEOPLE.comEx-attorney Richard Merritt, who skipped out on his Feb. 1 sentencing for defrauding clients, is now suspected of killing his mother.

Mueller news: Prosecutors talk pardons and Trump administration in new Manafort transcript
Mueller news: Prosecutors talk pardons and Trump administration in new Manafort transcript  Vox.comSpecial counsel Robert Mueller's team thinks Paul Manafort lied to them while he was supposedly cooperating with prosecutors in the Trump-Russia probe ...

LegalZoom Lawyer Explains How to Protect Your SMB
LegalZoom Lawyer Explains How to Protect Your SMB  Business.comLegalZoom general counsel Chas Rampenthal discusses why employee handbooks are important and how to avoid opening your business up to lawsuits.

Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered in the Mueller Investigation
Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered in the Mueller Investigation  The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Matthew G. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, told Congress on Friday that he had “not interfered in any way with the special counsel's ...

Yes, a Happier Practice of Law Is Possible! | The Recorder
Yes, a Happier Practice of Law Is Possible! | The Recorder  Law.comA recent study found that of just under 13000 practicing lawyers approximately 28 percent were struggling with depression 19 percent with anxiety and 20 ...

Attorney: Police wouldn't arrest wanted man who lacked ID
Attorney: Police wouldn't arrest wanted man who lacked ID  GazettextraNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man found out that turning himself in on a second-degree murder warrant in New Orleans wasn't as easy as he thought it ...

Bruce Reilly murdered a man he met hitchhiking – now he’s a lawyer
Bruce Reilly murdered a man he met hitchhiking – now he’s a lawyer  The IndependentLast September, a group of academics and activists gathered at Princeton University in New Jersey to discuss the limits of artificial intelligence in public policy.

20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms  Houston ChroniclePublished Feb. 10, 2019. First of three parts. Thirty-five years later, Debbie Vasquez's voice trembled as she described her trauma to a group of Southern Baptist ...

Senior FBI Lawyer Did Not Read Carter Page FISA Before Signing Off on It
Senior FBI Lawyer Did Not Read Carter Page FISA Before Signing Off on It  NTDTrisha Anderson, the principal deputy general counsel for the FBI and head of the bureau's National Security and Cyber Law Branch, signed off on an ...

People’s Law School celebrates 25 years of free workshops on common legal issues
People’s Law School celebrates 25 years of free workshops on common legal issues  St. Mary's UniversityPeople's Law School will celebrate its 25th year of providing free education by local attorneys about common legal topics at St. Mary's University on Saturday, ...

People’s Law School celebrates 25 years of free workshops on common legal issues
People’s Law School celebrates 25 years of free workshops on common legal issues  St. Mary's UniversityPeople's Law School will celebrate its 25th year of providing free education by local attorneys about common legal topics at St. Mary's University on Saturday, ...

Starting a Business: Dividing Equity, Getting Incorporated
Starting a Business: Dividing Equity, Getting Incorporated  The National Law ReviewStarting a business, discuss with fellow founders prior to legal counsel meeting: dividing equity, getting incorporated, intellectual property, patent portfolio.

Criminal charges against Orangeville police officer related to complaint about deputy chief's spouse, lawyer says
Criminal charges against Orangeville police officer related to complaint about deputy chief's spouse, lawyer says  Orangeville BannerCriminal charges laid against Const. Stephen Fisher are in some way connected to a complaint regarding the alleged actions of Orangeville Deputy Police Chief ...

Law in the Twitterverse: Do Chatty Lawyers Help or Hinder Their Careers? | Texas Lawyer
Law in the Twitterverse: Do Chatty Lawyers Help or Hinder Their Careers? | Texas Lawyer  Law.comTweeters and nontweeters render their verdict on Twitter which has heralded the dawn of chatty lawyers who weigh in on Supreme Court decisions current ...

Law in the Time of Twitter: Do Chatty Lawyers Help or Hinder Their Careers? | Daily Business Review
Law in the Time of Twitter: Do Chatty Lawyers Help or Hinder Their Careers? | Daily Business Review  Law.comTweeters and non-tweeters render their verdict on Twitter which has heralded the dawn of chatty lawyers who weigh in on Supreme Court decisions current ...

To Text, Or Not To Text, Clients: An Ethical Question For A Technological Time
To Text, Or Not To Text, Clients: An Ethical Question For A Technological Time  Above the LawTake the pros and cons of text messaging seriously when it comes to your law practice.

Lawyer says client did nothing to warrant police stun gun
Lawyer says client did nothing to warrant police stun gun  Janesville GazetteGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man did nothing to provoke repeated shocks with a stun gun during a 2017 traffic stop, said an attorney representing the ...

Mick Gatto denies Lawyer X threats
Mick Gatto denies Lawyer X threats  The AustralianUnderworld figure Mick Gatto has publicly declared he never threatened the life of Lawyer X, just days before the first hearing of a royal commission into the use ...

The Note: Trump show upstaged by Beto O’Rourke and congressional realities
The Note: Trump show upstaged by Beto O’Rourke and congressional realities  ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump marched into El Paso Monday night, ready to go to battle on the border wall and against an emerging foe.

US based Gambian lawyer responds to Dr. Ceesay's deportation claims
US based Gambian lawyer responds to Dr. Ceesay's deportation claims  The PointSarjo Barrow, a U.S. based Gambian lawyer has responded to Dr. Ismalie Ceesay, a political science lecturer at University of The Gambia (UTG) about...