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Ex-Wall Street Lawyer Advocates Return of Postal Banking
Ex-Wall Street Lawyer Advocates Return of Postal Banking  The Wall Street JournalAs a young Wall Street lawyer, Mehrsa Baradaran helped large banks turn to the government to survive the financial crisis. A decade later, she is behind a proposal to bring government-backed competition into their world. More Democrats are touting a proposal to offer banking services through the post office to people who lack bank accounts or credit cards. Many of them—including U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York—have consulted with Ms. Baradaran, a law professor who is about to join the Univers...

Jail time for Calk? Manafort banker's bribery case could turn on intent
Jail time for Calk? Manafort banker's bribery case could turn on intent  American BankerThe anti-bribery law that Stephen Calk is accused of breaking carries stiff penalties — up to 30 years in prison — but violations can be relatively hard to prove ...

Mueller appears to have edited voicemail transcript between John Dowd and Flynn lawyer
Mueller appears to have edited voicemail transcript between John Dowd and Flynn lawyer  Fox NewsThis is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 3, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And it is a big breaking ...

Kevin Spacey Makes Surprise Courthouse Appearance in Sexual Assault Case
Kevin Spacey Makes Surprise Courthouse Appearance in Sexual Assault Case  PEOPLE.comKevin Spacey appeared at a Massachusetts courthouse on Monday to attend a hearing in his sexual assault case. The disgraced actor — who stands accused ...

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes finale recap: Burn Bundy Burn
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes finale recap: Burn Bundy Burn  FanSidedIn the finale of Netflix series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, we see what led to Bundy's confession days before his execution. The finale of Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes begins looking at May of 1979. Ted Bundy was on trial for murdering three women in Florida, after fleeing charges in Colorado. Because he couldn't keep from killing, the world gained even more reason to lock him up forever — if not put him to death. That's what his trial was for, with or without the media spectacle. With Judge Edward Cowart presiding, Prosecutor Larry Simpson says the...

California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firm Summit: The 21ˢᵗ Century Law Firm
California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firm Summit: The 21ˢᵗ Century Law Firm  Yahoo FinanceConference To Address Critical Issues For Solo and Small Firm Practitioners HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. , June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- California Lawyers ...

California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firm Summit: The 21ˢᵗ Century Law Firm
California Lawyers Association Solo & Small Firm Summit: The 21ˢᵗ Century Law Firm  PRNewswireHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- California Lawyers Association's (CLA) Solo & Small Firm Summit aims to address the needs, from ...

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma to Hire Very Capable Attorneys to Assist with Their Compensation and They Recommend the Law Firm of Karst von Oiste - The Compensation Claims Target Equipment Manufacturers - Not the Navy
Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma to Hire Very Capable Attorneys to Assist with Their Compensation and They Recommend the Law Firm of Karst von Oiste - The Compensation Claims Target Equipment Manufacturers - Not the Navy  PRNewswireNEW YORK, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is one of top branded sources in the United States for a US Navy Veteran with ...

Strike a Balance. Or Don't. | Texas Lawyer
Strike a Balance. Or Don't. | Texas Lawyer  Law.comWomen balancing work as a lawyer and family life is a popular topic. Media accounts are filled with inspiring stories of struggle and overcoming. Blogs and ...

Does the German Judiciary Consider a Child's Best Interest?
Does the German Judiciary Consider a Child's Best Interest?  Lawyer Monthly MagazineWith surrogacy being illegal in Germany, Dr Oldenburger reveals the issues in the judiciary system and the challenges families may face on their return home.

Women lawyers want greater participation in judiciary
Women lawyers want greater participation in judiciary  Business StandardWomen lawyers Tuesday called for greater participation of women in the judiciary and presence of marginalised sections of society in the legal system.

Macs in Law: IT Support for the Mac-Based Law Firm
Macs in Law: IT Support for the Mac-Based Law Firm  Legal Talk NetworkTom Lambotte discusses the best ways to integrate Macs into your legal practice to ensure optimal security and productivity.

Meredith Hatfield clinches Ward 4 special City Council election
Meredith Hatfield clinches Ward 4 special City Council election  Concord MonitorMeredith Hatfield will be sworn in next week as the newest Concord city councilor.The senior lawyer at New Hampshire Conservation Law Foundation garnered ...

Golden answers another round of parents' questions during WCS 'let's meet' session
Golden answers another round of parents' questions during WCS 'let's meet' session  Brentwood Home PagePHOTO: WCS interim Superintendent Jason Golden speaks with Dee Sinard (left) and Judy Solan after Tuesday's “let's meet” session at the district office.

Can the US continue to stand alone against the metric system?
Can the US continue to stand alone against the metric system?  Fox NewsThis is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight," June 5, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: ...

Readers sound off on criminal discovery, OMNY and Drumpf
Readers sound off on criminal discovery, OMNY and Drumpf  New York Daily NewsDiscovery reform is tried and tested Manhattan: In their op-ed, Seth Barron and Ralf Mangual sharply condemn New York’s new “open file” criminal discovery rules as radical and dangerous (“Big risks in discovery reform,” June 3). Hysterically, they suggest that witnesses will no longer report crimes and even that those accused of a crime will have the right to enter victims’ homes. These are sheer fantasies — and their falsehood is easily shown. Discovery laws requiring district attorneys to disclose witnesses’ names and contact information are basic to a fair and reliable criminal justice s...

Focus On Fiduciaries: What Fiduciaries Need To Know About The Attorney-Client Privilege
Focus On Fiduciaries: What Fiduciaries Need To Know About The Attorney-Client Privilege  JD SupraLast month, my Weintraub colleagues and I had the pleasure of speaking at the Professional Fiduciary Association of California annual conference on the topic ...

How do you keep down your stress levels at the office?
How do you keep down your stress levels at the office?  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock.com. Stress management doesn't come easily to lawyers, who are paid to stay on top of things. In the ABA Journal magazine, columnist ...

Inside the Fight Over Access to Criminal Case Documents in Arlington
Inside the Fight Over Access to Criminal Case Documents in Arlington  ARLnowAn Arlington County policy on how defense attorneys access the materials they need to prepare their cases has become a hot topic in the already heated.

SCOTUS To Decide Agencies Interpretation Of Own Regulations
SCOTUS To Decide Agencies Interpretation Of Own Regulations  The National Law ReviewKisor v. Wilkie was argued at the Supreme Court in hopes of overruling Auer. Auer holds that an agency's interpretation of its own regulation is controlling unless ...

Immigration Issues are a Topic of Concern
Immigration Issues are a Topic of Concern  Livermore IndependentAccording to speakers at a Livermore Immigration Forum, many immigrants end up in the U.S. because they are escaping warfare and religious persecution.

Farris Announces Name Change and Introduces New Website
Farris Announces Name Change and Introduces New Website  GlobeNewswireVANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farris' history in British Columbia is unrivalled and the firm continues to stand apart as it ...

A Call For An Ethics Opinion On California Lawyers Drafting Non-Competes
A Call For An Ethics Opinion On California Lawyers Drafting Non-Competes  Above the LawNon-compete agreements are banned in California, but still show up in many employment contracts for workers in the Golden State. A group based at the ...

Raniere’s Lawyer, Paul DerOhannesian Wrote the Book on Sexual Assault Trials
Raniere’s Lawyer, Paul DerOhannesian Wrote the Book on Sexual Assault Trials  ArtvoicePaul DerOhannesian II was quiet up until today, sitting beside Keith Alan Raniere during his 17 days of trial and not saying one word, as far as we know, to the ...

Deep Fakes: Preparing Lawyers to Combat Counterfeits
Deep Fakes: Preparing Lawyers to Combat Counterfeits  Legal Talk NetworkFake photos, fake video, and fake audio, how the deep fake phenomenon impacts the practice of law.

Communicating with Other Lawyers and Third Parties: Ensuring Respect and Civility
Communicating with Other Lawyers and Third Parties: Ensuring Respect and Civility  JD SupraI spoke recently on a national teleconference on the topic of “Attorney Professionalism: Translating Philosophy into Daily Practice.” My comments addressed the ...

When Litigators Get Too Aggressive | Litigation Daily | The American Lawyer
When Litigators Get Too Aggressive | Litigation Daily | The American Lawyer  Law.comIn his Ethics and Criminal Practice column Joel Cohen discusses cases in which the tenor and context of attorney remarks caused the disciplinary rules or court ...

The intriguing stones Robert Mueller left unturned on Trump
The intriguing stones Robert Mueller left unturned on Trump  The Washington PostPerhaps the most consequential decision that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III included in his 400-plus-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 ...

Kellyanne Conway Hurls Ironic Accusation At Democrats: 'Picking Their Lawyers From TV'
Kellyanne Conway Hurls Ironic Accusation At Democrats: 'Picking Their Lawyers From TV'  HuffPostWhite House aide Kellyanne Conway tore into congressional Democrats on Monday, suggesting they should be ashamed for tapping a lawyer who has ...

Mueller report shows 'evidence of collusion', says Nixon lawyer John Dean – as it happened
Mueller report shows 'evidence of collusion', says Nixon lawyer John Dean – as it happened  The GuardianFormer White House counsel Dean testifies to judiciary committee, while chair Jerry Nadler says he has agreed deal with DoJ for key Mueller files.

Alumni Spotlight: Said on Working for the LA City Attorney | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Alumni Spotlight: Said on Working for the LA City Attorney | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies  BU TodayAs a student in the joint IRJD program at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, Andrew Said (Pardee '01, Law '01) knew that he ...

One-woman play explores topic of ag land transfers
One-woman play explores topic of ag land transfers  AlbionnewsonlineThe point is: Families need to talk about the issues involved in the transfer of ag land ownership, and plan for that eventual transfer. Actress Lindsay Bauer made ...

Risks for Attorneys
Risks for Attorneys  WorkersCompensation.comRisks for Attorneys, Workers Comp, Workers Compensation, Workers' Compensation Workers' Comp.

Looking Back After One Year At Bar
Looking Back After One Year At Bar  Live LawA young lawyer shares his experiences after an year of practice.

Could a 'Right to Disconnect' Alleviate Lawyers' Stress? | Legaltech News
Could a 'Right to Disconnect' Alleviate Lawyers' Stress? | Legaltech News  Law.comA French law codifies employees right to disconnect from their work after their workday is over. Such a measure might assist in de-stressing lawyers practice but ...

Outside the Box: Non-Standard Lawyer Website Inspiration
Outside the Box: Non-Standard Lawyer Website Inspiration  Bigger Law Firm MagazineWhere can you get ideas that will set your website apart from those of other law firms in your market? Web designers in all industries must avoid the repetition.

New York's Art Law Center Looks To Empower Creators
New York's Art Law Center Looks To Empower Creators  Above the LawThe Center provides artists and those interested in art law a resource for education, experience, and involvement.

'Making A Murderer's' Steven Avery Begs For Support From Fans: 'Can You Hear Me?'
'Making A Murderer's' Steven Avery Begs For Support From Fans: 'Can You Hear Me?'  NewsweekMaking A Murderer subject Steven Avery released a letter to his supporters on Wednesday, and he's asking for extra support. The convicted murder, who claims ...

Donald Trump Jr. again testifies before Senate committee, says he's 'glad this is finally over'
Donald Trump Jr. again testifies before Senate committee, says he's 'glad this is finally over'  Chicago TribuneDonald Trump Jr. again appeared before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee today.

Meet Jessica Cisneros, the 26-year-old Laredo attorney running against Cuellar in Congress
Meet Jessica Cisneros, the 26-year-old Laredo attorney running against Cuellar in Congress  Laredo Morning TimesA 26-year-old Laredoan, former valedictorian of Early College High School and current immigration and human rights attorney, Jessica Cisneros is announcing ...

Trump Says Kim Kardashian Will Be 'One of the Most Successful Lawyers' During Her White House Visit
Trump Says Kim Kardashian Will Be 'One of the Most Successful Lawyers' During Her White House Visit  PEOPLE.com"I knew her father and I'll tell you, she's got good genes — good genes for everything," President Trump said, while introducing Kim Kardashian.

CRIMINAL LAW - Defence counsel
CRIMINAL LAW - Defence counsel  The Lawyer's DailyAppeal by CB from his conviction for sexual assault and sexual interference with his stepdaughter, ES.

Trump says what ex-White House lawyer McGahn told Mueller 'doesn't matter'
Trump says what ex-White House lawyer McGahn told Mueller 'doesn't matter'  AOLPresident Donald Trump also told ABC News that he never told Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, despite McGahn's testimony.

OFF TOPIC: Lawyer who fought Clean Power Plan on ACE 'battle royal'
OFF TOPIC: Lawyer who fought Clean Power Plan on ACE 'battle royal'  E&E NewsFirst in a two-part miniseries. Not all lawyers can boast that they helped take down President Obama's signature climate rule. But Misha Tseytlin helped industry ...

Defending the Palestinian Resistance Movement: New Film Chronicles Life of Pioneering Israeli Lawyer
Defending the Palestinian Resistance Movement: New Film Chronicles Life of Pioneering Israeli Lawyer  Democracy Now!Web-only conversation with Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel and Rachel Leah Jones, director of “Advocate,” a new documentary about Tsemel, who has defended ...

Lawyers, How to Overcome Content Paralysis and Get the Attention You Deserve
Lawyers, How to Overcome Content Paralysis and Get the Attention You Deserve  JD SupraStefanie Marrone talks through the importance of avoiding *content* paralysis - endless tweaking and editing of your thought leadership - when it comes to ...

Dad sentenced to die, but executions rare in South Carolina
Dad sentenced to die, but executions rare in South Carolina  WWMT-TVCOLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — A father who killed his five children will be a new resident on South Carolina's death row, where the population has dropped by 25% in ...

Law Society finds former Kamloops lawyer committed professional misconduct
Law Society finds former Kamloops lawyer committed professional misconduct  InfoTel News LtdKAMLOOPS — The Law Society of B.C. has found a former Kamloops lawyer responsible of misappropriating thousands of dollars from her clients, att.

Top 10 rules to be a successful lawyer
Top 10 rules to be a successful lawyer  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock.com. A third-generation trial attorney, I have spent a majority of my life either working as a lawyer or hearing about it at the dinner table ...

The Science Behind the Attorney Mental Health Crisis
The Science Behind the Attorney Mental Health Crisis  Legal Talk NetworkAnne Brafford talks about going from big law to psychology, her book, “Positive Professionals,” and discusses the various aspects of lawyer health and ...