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Lawyer: Casino mogul, GOP donor Adelson in dire health
Lawyer: Casino mogul, GOP donor Adelson in dire health  GazettextraLAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is not in good health and has not been at his company's offices in Las Vegas since ...

Lawyer X revealed: Nicola Gobbo to appear at royal commission
Lawyer X revealed: Nicola Gobbo to appear at royal commission  The AustralianOne of Melbournes worst-kept secrets is finally revealed: Lawyer X is Nicola Gobbo, a gangland barrister turned super mummy soon to become the star witness ...

Nielsen estimates about 16 million in U.S. watched Michael Cohen
Nielsen estimates about 16 million in U.S. watched Michael Cohen  CTV NewsThe Nielsen company says that 15.8 million people in the U.S. watched President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testify against him on ...

Brothers connected to Jussie Smollett case regret their involvement, lawyer says
Brothers connected to Jussie Smollett case regret their involvement, lawyer says  Janesville GazetteA little over a week after actor Jussie Smollett was arrested for allegedly staging an attack on himself, the brothers connected with the scandal are sharing their ...

Michael Cohen’s attorney responds to allegations that he lied in his testimony
Michael Cohen’s attorney responds to allegations that he lied in his testimony  The Washington PostMichael Cohen's credibility was all Republicans wanted to talk about at Wednesday's hearing of the House Oversight Committee. And on one count, he ran ...

An Update on Lawyers' Duty of Technological Competence: Part 1 | New York Law Journal
An Update on Lawyers' Duty of Technological Competence: Part 1 | New York Law Journal  Law.comIn this Professional Responsibility column Anthony E. Davis and Steven M. Puiszis write: The duty of competence requires lawyers to be aware of the benefits ...

Gina Kirschenheiter's Arrest Warrant Recalled After RHOC Star Was Labeled a 'Fugitive'
Gina Kirschenheiter's Arrest Warrant Recalled After RHOC Star Was Labeled a 'Fugitive'  PEOPLE.comGina Kirschenheiter made headlines on Thursday when an Orange County Superior Court judge issued an arrest warrant in her name for failing to appear in ...

Minnesota Supreme Court taking aim at mental health 'crisis' in legal profession
Minnesota Supreme Court taking aim at mental health 'crisis' in legal profession  Star TribuneAlarmed by high levels of depression, anxiety and stress among practicing attorneys, the Minnesota Supreme Court is leading the charge against what it calls a ...

Protecting Canada's elections | Canadian Lawyer Mag
Protecting Canada's elections | Canadian Lawyer Mag  Canadian Lawyer MagazineWhen Yves Côté became commissioner of Canada Elections nearly seven years ago, enforcing Canada's elections law was straightforward.

Lawyer well-being emphasized at MN Supreme Court's 'Call to Action' conference
Lawyer well-being emphasized at MN Supreme Court's 'Call to Action' conference  MinnPostBack when she was a kid, Anne Brafford had her future mapped out. “I wanted to be a lawyer since I was 11 years old,” she said. “I was motivated by the idea of ...

Who's hearing from House Democrats: Trump's family, business
Who's hearing from House Democrats: Trump's family, business  The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of people with connections to President Donald Trump and his associates will receive document requests this week, as the ...

Bethenny Frankel’s Lawyer Accuses Jason Hoppy Of Mocking Her Jewish Faith
Bethenny Frankel’s Lawyer Accuses Jason Hoppy Of Mocking Her Jewish Faith  The Inquisitr NewsThe custody trial of Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel and her ex-husband Jason Hoppy got off to a bumpy start today when the topic quickly ...

Lawyer for Cohen Approached Trump Attorneys About Pardon
Lawyer for Cohen Approached Trump Attorneys About Pardon  The Wall Street JournalAn attorney for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, raised the possibility of a pardon with attorneys for the president after federal agents ...

Who's getting document requests from House Dems
Who's getting document requests from House Dems  NewsdayWASHINGTON — Dozens of people with connections to President Donald Trump and his associates will receive document requests this week, as the House ...

Quebec considers sexual assault courts | Canadian Lawyer Mag
Quebec considers sexual assault courts | Canadian Lawyer Mag  Canadian Lawyer MagazineNew Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel is no stranger to the criminal justice system.

Michael Cohen alleges pardon was dangled. Others say his lawyer broached the idea.
Michael Cohen alleges pardon was dangled. Others say his lawyer broached the idea.  The Washington PostLawyer for Cohen Approached Trump Attorneys About Pardon  The Wall Street JournalReport: Cohen Lawyer Courted Trump Pardon  The Daily CallerView full coverage on Google News

Cohen says pardon was dangled, but others say his lawyer broached idea
Cohen says pardon was dangled, but others say his lawyer broached idea  Greenwich TimeWASHINGTON - Michael Cohen had always made problems go away for President Donald Trump. But after the FBI raided Cohen's home in April, the fixer ...

Lawyer: Horry Co. Council's discussion of administrator's contract was illegal
Lawyer: Horry Co. Council's discussion of administrator's contract was illegal  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SCHorry County Council tried to get back to its business Tuesday night, less than hour after a contentious meeting ended and a motion to fire the county ...

Chris Watts Killed Daughters at Oil Field After Driving There With Their Mom's Dead Body: Lawyer
Chris Watts Killed Daughters at Oil Field After Driving There With Their Mom's Dead Body: Lawyer  PEOPLE.comChris Watts confessed details of the murders from prison after finding religious faith, lawyers representing his slain wife's family said.

Gerald Butts could be called as witness in Mark Norman case
Gerald Butts could be called as witness in Mark Norman case  National PostOTTAWA — Even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former right-hand man Gerald Butts testified at the justice committee on Wednesday about his role in the ...

Lawyers: Watts killed wife over threat to keep him from kids
Lawyers: Watts killed wife over threat to keep him from kids  GazettextraDENVER (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of a Colorado woman killed by her husband say he did so after she threatened to keep him from seeing their children ...

Giuliani Says Lawyers Have Sought Trump Pardons for Their Clients
Giuliani Says Lawyers Have Sought Trump Pardons for Their Clients  The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump's lead lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said Wednesday that lawyers for several people facing scrutiny from the Justice ...

Reports: Cohen Told Lawyer To Ask Trump For Pardon
Reports: Cohen Told Lawyer To Ask Trump For Pardon  TPMGiuliani Says Lawyers Have Sought Trump Pardons for Their Clients  The New York TimesMichael Cohen told his former attorney to ask Trump's team about pardon, lawyer says  Press HeraldMichael Cohen Explored Possible Trump Pardon, Attorney Says  NBC ChicagoView full coverage on Google News

Johnny Depp’s $50M Suit Against Amber Heard Bleeds Into $30M Malpractice Case
Johnny Depp’s $50M Suit Against Amber Heard Bleeds Into $30M Malpractice Case  DeadlineJohnny Depp won't be heading to court for a trial in his $30 million malpractice action against his ex-lawyers as soon as expected, but his recent $50 million ...

Former district attorney reprimanded for conduct | Nation/World
Former district attorney reprimanded for conduct | Nation/World  Janesville GazetteSIREN, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin prosecutor has been reprimanded by state officials for pursuing female defendants.

The Latest Woman to Accuse President Trump of Abuse Is Now in Hiding: 'She Is Fearful'
The Latest Woman to Accuse President Trump of Abuse Is Now in Hiding: 'She Is Fearful'  PEOPLE.comAlva Johnson, who worked on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is living in an undisclosed location since suing him for sexual assault.

Gage Edward Allegedly Threatens to Hire Lawyer if Ex Jeff Lewis Continues Down 'Destructive Path'
Gage Edward Allegedly Threatens to Hire Lawyer if Ex Jeff Lewis Continues Down 'Destructive Path'  PEOPLE.comJeff Lewis says his ex partner Gage Edward is threatening to hire a lawyer as their split grows more contentious. During Thursday's episode of Lewis's SiriusXM ...

The Harvard Law School Professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Defends His Decision to Represent Harvey Weinstein
The Harvard Law School Professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Defends His Decision to Represent Harvey Weinstein  The New YorkerRonald S. Sullivan, Jr., a clinical professor at Harvard Law School, is among the most high-profile criminal-defense lawyers in the country. Sullivan represented ...

‘It Failed’: Ghosn Lawyer Fesses Up to Dress-Up Drama
‘It Failed’: Ghosn Lawyer Fesses Up to Dress-Up Drama  The Wall Street JournalAn attorney for Carlos Ghosn has apologized for dressing the former Nissan chairman in a workman's uniform in a bid to sneak him away from jail and dodge the ...

Lawyer releases statement after filing lawsuit claiming Upstate principal rejected student's essay on LGBTQ rights
Lawyer releases statement after filing lawsuit claiming Upstate principal rejected student's essay on LGBTQ rights  FOX CarolinaA Spartanburg County School District, elementary school, and principal are being sued after a mother claims her ten-year-old daughter was told by the school's ...

Trump reacts to Manafort sentencing: 'No collusion'
Trump reacts to Manafort sentencing: 'No collusion'  ABC NewsIn his first reaction since his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison, President Donald Trump zeroed in on ...

OFF TOPIC: Obama EPA lawyer on Trump, Spotify and his Patagonia gig
OFF TOPIC: Obama EPA lawyer on Trump, Spotify and his Patagonia gig  E&E NewsVENTURA, Calif. — For Avi Garbow, President Obama's top lawyer at EPA, a chance to work at outdoor gear maker Patagonia was too good to pass up.

OFF TOPIC: Obama EPA lawyer on Trump, Spotify and his Patagonia gig
OFF TOPIC: Obama EPA lawyer on Trump, Spotify and his Patagonia gig  E&E NewsVENTURA, Calif. — For Avi Garbow, President Obama's top lawyer at EPA, a chance to work at outdoor gear maker Patagonia was too good to pass up.

Governor quiet on probe of Jackson sheriff misconduct accusations
Governor quiet on probe of Jackson sheriff misconduct accusations  MLive.comJACKSON, MI – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was unreserved on the campaign trail when speaking about misconduct accusations against Jackson County Sheriff ...

The latest Trump and Michael Cohen battleground is pardon talks, and investigators appear to be homing in on them
The latest Trump and Michael Cohen battleground is pardon talks, and investigators appear to be homing in on them  Business InsiderInvestigators are focusing on contacts between Cohen and people linked to Trump following the FBI raids on Cohen's property last year.

Detroit accuser speaks out: R. Kelly 'needs to stop playing the victim'
Detroit accuser speaks out: R. Kelly 'needs to stop playing the victim'  Detroit Free PressAttorney Gloria Allred is representing R. Kelly's latest accuser: a woman who says the R & B singer sexually assaulted her in Detroit when she was 13.

Jussie Smollett 'Adamantly Maintains His Innocence' Following Indictment, His Lawyer Says
Jussie Smollett 'Adamantly Maintains His Innocence' Following Indictment, His Lawyer Says  PEOPLE.comJussie Smollett was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly making false reports.

Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ Is Denied a New Trial by Maryland Court of Appeals
Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ Is Denied a New Trial by Maryland Court of Appeals  The New York TimesAdnan Syed, whose murder trial was dissected on the hit podcast “Serial,” was denied a new trial on Friday by Maryland's highest court, which reversed a court ...

Camden SC Lawyer: A Clear And Present Danger?
Camden SC Lawyer: A Clear And Present Danger?  FITSNewsLast month, this news outlet wrote on the arrest of a prominent mental health advocate in the South Carolina Upstate. It gave us no pleasure to do so, but we ...

Client Cryptocurrency Payments May Pose Ethical Risks for Lawyers
Client Cryptocurrency Payments May Pose Ethical Risks for Lawyers  Bloomberg Big Law BusinessLaw firms can accept cryptocurrency as payment or help their clients with initial coin offerings, but they must be mindful of ethics concerns, law firm ethics experts ...

Jussie Smollett took advantage of brothers connected with staged attack, their lawyer says
Jussie Smollett took advantage of brothers connected with staged attack, their lawyer says  Janesville GazetteThe lawyer for the brothers connected with the Jussie Smollett case says her clients were “taken advantage” of by the “Empire” actor — and that there's evidence ...

Small Firms, Small Bars, And Tech Training
Small Firms, Small Bars, And Tech Training  Above the LawI spent Friday in Rochester, N.Y., for the second-annual Solo and Small Firm Conference of the Monroe County Bar Association. It was a stark reminder of how ...

Attorney for Ex-Fox News Reporter Whose Stormy Daniels Story Was Spiked: ‘Maybe Congress Should Subpoena My Client’
Attorney for Ex-Fox News Reporter Whose Stormy Daniels Story Was Spiked: ‘Maybe Congress Should Subpoena My Client’  MediaiteNancy Erika Smith, the attorney representing former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone, suggested on MSNBC today Congress could subpoena her client.

TUESDAY TOPIC: Judicial selection bills don't increase public accountability
TUESDAY TOPIC: Judicial selection bills don't increase public accountability  Sioux City JournalI read the March 5 Opinion page piece in The Sioux City Journal by Pella, Iowa, attorney Dan Huitink with great concern. I have spent my career practicing law ...

Client Demand for Crypto Payments Needs Cautious Response From Lawyers, Expert Says
Client Demand for Crypto Payments Needs Cautious Response From Lawyers, Expert Says  CointelegraphNews. Cryptocurrency payments are a topic of increasing interest for United States lawyers following a recent conference panel, Bloomberg Law reported on ...

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#TwitterLaw  Above the LawJoin LawProfBlawg in the audience for a gathering of some of his favorite #LawTwitter judges, professors, and attorneys.

New York attorney general investigates Trump business deals
New York attorney general investigates Trump business deals  NBC MontanaNEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former ...

Black woman added to jury over protests by officer's lawyer
Black woman added to jury over protests by officer's lawyer  Star TribuneA judge in the case of a white western Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death a black teenager last year put a black woman on the jury ...

Wisconsin Lawyer: The Business of Marijuana in Wisconsin:
Wisconsin Lawyer: The Business of Marijuana in Wisconsin:  WisBarLawyers should prepare for the possible legalization of marijuana in Wisconsin. If clients are considering a marijuana-based business, advise them about ...

Black woman added to jury over protests by officer's lawyer
Black woman added to jury over protests by officer's lawyer  Fox NewsA white police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black 17-year-old in western Pennsylvania last summer arrived at a Harrisburg courtroom ...