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Top 10 tips on how to become a sports lawyer 2.0
Top 10 tips on how to become a sports lawyer 2.0  LawInSportI spend a fair amount of time speaking, mentoring and coaching enthusiastic law students, athletes and professionals who are considering becoming a sports ...

Kanye West Gives Kim Kardashian a Pep Talk on Becoming a Lawyer: 'Take Control of Your Schedule'
Kanye West Gives Kim Kardashian a Pep Talk on Becoming a Lawyer: 'Take Control of Your Schedule'  PEOPLE.comKim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer and plans on taking the bar in 2022.

Mueller Report Takes Front And Center At Attorney General Barr's Hearing
Mueller Report Takes Front And Center At Attorney General Barr's Hearing  NPRAttorney General William Barr faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday after special counsel Robert Mueller expressed concerns about Barr's summary of ...

Lawyer: NY Teen Charged in Alleged School Bomb Plot Is Honor Student
Lawyer: NY Teen Charged in Alleged School Bomb Plot Is Honor Student  NBC New YorkAn attorney for one of the three 16-year-olds accused of conspiring to build a bomb and detonate it at their Long Island high school so Friday a copy of "The ...

Reflecting on Her Father, Yates Tackles Suicide Prevention | Daily Report
Reflecting on Her Father, Yates Tackles Suicide Prevention | Daily Report  Law.comFormer Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates talks candidly about the impact of her father's death by suicide with veteran journalist Brenda Wood at the 2019 ...

Kim Kardashian Says She Wants to 'Fight for People Who Deserve a Second Chance' as a Lawyer
Kim Kardashian Says She Wants to 'Fight for People Who Deserve a Second Chance' as a Lawyer  PEOPLE.comKim Kardashian West says her interest in criminal law began at a young age.

Don't Be Like Mike (Avenatti): Idle Your Threats of Negative Publicity | The Legal Intelligencer
Don't Be Like Mike (Avenatti): Idle Your Threats of Negative Publicity | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.comWhen you threaten adversaries with negative publicity you are playing with fire.

Reflecting on Her Father, Yates Tackles Suicide Prevention | The American Lawyer
Reflecting on Her Father, Yates Tackles Suicide Prevention | The American Lawyer  The American LawyerFormer Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates who became a lawyer like her father shared the story of his suicide at a Wednesday discussion.

Offset’s Lawyer Claims He’s Being ‘Exploited’ After Allegedly Smashing Man’s Cell Phone in Target
Offset’s Lawyer Claims He’s Being ‘Exploited’ After Allegedly Smashing Man’s Cell Phone in Target  PEOPLE.comAccording to numerous outlets, police in Sandy Springs, Georgia have issued a warrant for criminal damage to property after Offset allegedly smacked a cell ...

Miss North Carolina USA, a Charlotte lawyer, takes the crown. She’s the new Miss USA.
Miss North Carolina USA, a Charlotte lawyer, takes the crown. She’s the new Miss USA.  Raleigh News & ObserverMiss North Carolina USA Cheslie Kryst is the new Miss USA 2019. The pageant winner is a civil litigation lawyer from Charlotte, NC.

LABI-backed coalition urges state bar to crack down on attorney advertising
LABI-backed coalition urges state bar to crack down on attorney advertising  Greater Baton Rouge Business ReportLABI has joined a coalition of roughly 30 companies and business groups opposing the state Supreme Court's existing rules related to attorney advertising.

Smart Looks, Law Jobs, the Lawyer's Job: What You Said
Smart Looks, Law Jobs, the Lawyer's Job: What You Said  Law.comSome folks think Amal Clooney is off-the-charts beautiful. But why are we even talking about this? She's a lawyer of great consequence and she also…

Tariffs, CFIUS and Brexit bring uncertainty to M&A transactions
Tariffs, CFIUS and Brexit bring uncertainty to M&A transactions  Indiana LawyerStricter regulations on foreign investments coupled with the imposition of tariffs on imported goods and the continuing drama surrounding the United Kingdom's ...

Kim Kardashian Helps Free Another Low-Level Drug Offender from Prison: 'Life Saving Work'
Kim Kardashian Helps Free Another Low-Level Drug Offender from Prison: 'Life Saving Work'  PEOPLE.comKim Kardashian West previously successfully petitioned President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.

Lawyer: Teen in bomb plot studied forensic science
Lawyer: Teen in bomb plot studied forensic science  NewsdayOne of the three Connetquot High School teens arrested in an alleged campus bomb plot is an honors student with an interest in forensic science, his attorney ...

Miss North Carolina USA, a Charlotte lawyer, takes the crown. She's the new Miss USA.
Miss North Carolina USA, a Charlotte lawyer, takes the crown. She's the new Miss USA.  Charlotte FiveThe Miss USA crown and sash are headed to North Carolina. Charlotte corporate attorney Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA pageant Thursday night in Reno, ...

What the 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' Characters Look Like vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts
What the 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' Characters Look Like vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts  Cosmopolitan.com'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', the Ted Bundy movie featuring Zac Efron and Lily Collins, just hit Netflix. Here's what the characters look like in real ...

Why Criminal Attorneys And Mental Health Therapists Need To Work Together
Why Criminal Attorneys And Mental Health Therapists Need To Work Together  Lawyers.com BlogIn August of 2018, I had the privilege of giving two lectures on the above topic, which holds special meaning for me. My presentation centered on the idea that ...

HIGH PROFILE: Kimberly Dale Logue is an environmental lawyer by trade, a Petit Jean hiker for pleasure and Junior League of Little Rock president
HIGH PROFILE: Kimberly Dale Logue is an environmental lawyer by trade, a Petit Jean hiker for pleasure and Junior League of Little Rock president  Arkansas OnlineKimberly Logue had just started a new job in a new city in 2009 when her new boss suggested that she join the Junior League of Little Rock.

Do soldiers face double jeopardy in military courts?
Do soldiers face double jeopardy in military courts?  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock.com. When Austin Greening shot and killed his friend and fellow sailor in 2013, he was charged with murder in a Virginia court and ...

It Is Time To Extend The Duty Of Tech Competence To Judges
It Is Time To Extend The Duty Of Tech Competence To Judges  Above the LawIn 2012, the American Bar Association revised the Model Rules of Professional Conduct — the model code of ethics for lawyers — to make clear that lawyers ...

Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins Jersey Shore Star & Fyre Festival Founder in Prison
Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins Jersey Shore Star & Fyre Festival Founder in Prison  PEOPLE.comAfter pleading guilty in December, Cohen, Trump's former "fixer" reported to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville to serve his sentence.

Kamala Harris Lets Another Fish Get Away
Kamala Harris Lets Another Fish Get Away  The Wall Street JournalHer weird questions perplexed Barr but did him no damage.

3 Questions For A Patent App Developer
3 Questions For A Patent App Developer  Above the LawAccio Patent is an example of what can happen when you merge your professional needs with your coding capabilities to create a tool that can help your ...

Nigeria: Young Lawyers Tasked Over International Mediation
Nigeria: Young Lawyers Tasked Over International Mediation  AllAfrica.comThe Managing Solicitor, Trizon Law Chambers, Mrs. Foluke Akinmoladun, has advised young lawyers to get trained to become both domestic and international ...

White House instructs ex-counsel McGahn to defy House subpoena
White House instructs ex-counsel McGahn to defy House subpoena  KLEWWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instructed former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena for documents from the House ...

NFL concussion fund pays out $485M, but legal fights...
NFL concussion fund pays out $485M, but legal fights...  Daily MailIn a Philadelphia courtroom, attorneys for ex-NFL players involved in the league's concussion settlement opposed a rule requiring their client be tested for ...

1st black, female major general in U.S Army speaks at federal courts' Black History event
1st black, female major general in U.S Army speaks at federal courts' Black History event  Indiana LawyerDozens gathered to belatedly celebrate Black History Month on Friday at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, but the delay only ...

R. Kelly’s Lawyer Pushing Prosecutors to Share Video Showing Alleged Underage Sexual Assault
R. Kelly’s Lawyer Pushing Prosecutors to Share Video Showing Alleged Underage Sexual Assault  PEOPLE.com"The state has the tape. I can't get it from them. They have to produce it," R. Kelly's lawyer said after a court hearing on Tuesday.

Mud sticks, better get a raincoat: Lawyer X diary details police ‘threats’
Mud sticks, better get a raincoat: Lawyer X diary details police ‘threats’  The AustralianNicola Gobbo in her first year of practicing law was threatened by police with the end of her career unless she provided information to them about the boss of the ...

58% of Young Lawyers Think Legal Profession Is 'Less Desirable', Bar Survey Finds | Daily Business Review
58% of Young Lawyers Think Legal Profession Is 'Less Desirable', Bar Survey Finds | Daily Business Review  Law.comAkerman partner and YLD President Christian George said the survey was designed to learn what mental health issues are affecting our constituents and how ...

When It's Your Time To Go, Make The Right Lasting Impression
When It's Your Time To Go, Make The Right Lasting Impression  Above the LawEven if you switch companies, there is a fair chance you will inevitably cross paths with your past colleagues in the future. Don't give them a reason to think ...

The Lawyers That Barr Was Afraid to Face
The Lawyers That Barr Was Afraid to Face  Washington MonthlyOne week ago, the chair where witnesses sit to testify before the House Judiciary Committee was empty. That is because Attorney General William Barr refused ...

The Lawyers Are Here: Chinese State Media Popularize 'Rule of Law'
The Lawyers Are Here: Chinese State Media Popularize 'Rule of Law'  What's on WeiboThe Lawyers are Here (律师来了) is a weekly television program by state broadcaster CCTV that focuses on the legal struggles of ordinary Chinese citizens.

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Involved With Yet Another Foreign Government, This Time Bahrain's
Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Involved With Yet Another Foreign Government, This Time Bahrain's  The Daily BeastThe president's lawyer has signed a contract with Bahrain even as he continues to rep Donald Trump.

The Confederate Statues' Ruling
The Confederate Statues' Ruling  Legal Talk NetworkRichard Schragger and Nestor Davidson take a look at a recent ruling, the controversy over the removal of Confederate statues and what is next in this legal ...

Back to the Future: The Effect of AI on the Law Firm Model | New York Law Journal
Back to the Future: The Effect of AI on the Law Firm Model | New York Law Journal  Law.comBoth the practice of law and the business of law will change with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and law firms will need to adapt to those changes.

Former FBI Lawyer Defends Origins of Russia Probe: ‘I Just Became Sick of All the B.S. That Is Said’
Former FBI Lawyer Defends Origins of Russia Probe: ‘I Just Became Sick of All the B.S. That Is Said’  Law & CrimeFormer FBI General Counsel James Baker, who has been under criminal investigation for media leaks, said during a Brookings Institution event in Washington, ...

Nipsey Hussle Murder: Former O.J. Prosecutor Chris Darden Withdraws as Accused Killer’s Defense Attorney
Nipsey Hussle Murder: Former O.J. Prosecutor Chris Darden Withdraws as Accused Killer’s Defense Attorney  PEOPLE.comChris Darden revealed in a Facebook post on Friday that he received threats after signing on as defense attorney for Nipsey Hussle's accused killer.

Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case
Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case  The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took ...

Giuliani reverses course, says he's no longer going to Ukraine to press Biden investigation
Giuliani reverses course, says he's no longer going to Ukraine to press Biden investigation  CNNPresident Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has reversed course and said that he will no longer travel to Ukraine to push for that country to ...

Lober: No conflict of interest in being Dave Isnardi's lawyer
Lober: No conflict of interest in being Dave Isnardi's lawyer  Florida TodayLober says there's no conflict of interest from him representing Dave Isnardi in criminal case.

Proclamation For Literacy at City Council Meeting
Proclamation For Literacy at City Council Meeting  WHIZZANESVILLE, Ohio – Improving the literacy in Muskingum County was a topic of discussion at Monday's city council meeting. Community Literacy Liaison, Cindy ...

City lawyer: Library petition should go to vote
City lawyer: Library petition should go to vote  The RecorderGREENFIELD — The city's lawyer knocked down the idea some City Councilors floated last week that the council could ignore a citizen's referendum petition ...

WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware
WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware  Ars TechnicaAttackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allowed them to infect phones with advanced spyware made by Israeli developer NSO Group, ...

Lawyer X Royal Commission: Tony Mokbel allegedly tried to bribe police to save himself
Lawyer X Royal Commission: Tony Mokbel allegedly tried to bribe police to save himself  Herald SunDrug baron Tony Mokbel offered a police member a 2 million bribe to remove incriminating evidence about him, the Lawyer X Royal Commission has been told.

Police chief Overland endorsed Lawyer X
Police chief Overland endorsed Lawyer X  The AustralianPolice assistant commissioner Simon Overland personally backed the decision to use defence lawyer Nicola Gobbo to inform against her own clients in a ...

Attorney General Opens Another Investigation Into Origins Of Russia Probe
Attorney General Opens Another Investigation Into Origins Of Russia Probe  Outside The Beltway - Mobile EditionAttorney General William Barr has opened a new investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation, a move that seems suspiciously political.

Don Jr. Will Show Up for His Subpoena After All
Don Jr. Will Show Up for His Subpoena After All  SplinterAfter days of furious back and forth over a subpoena issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to meet with the committee in a ...

Trump Jr. Reportedly Agrees to Limited Testimony Before Senate Intel Committee
Trump Jr. Reportedly Agrees to Limited Testimony Before Senate Intel Committee  SlateDonald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, in private, after the Republican-led committee subpoenaed him to sit for a ...