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Killer’s candid chat with police ended gangland war
Killer’s candid chat with police ended gangland war  The AustralianThe beginning of the end of Melbournes gangland war came in the back seat of a police car, where a killer being driven from prison to be questioned by Purana ...

Senate Democrats press Carson over hiring of HUD lawyer with 'history of racist and sexist statements'
Senate Democrats press Carson over hiring of HUD lawyer with 'history of racist and sexist statements'  CNNWashington (CNN) Senate Democrats are raising concerns about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's recent hiring of a lawyer who they say ...

An Independence Day Lesson In Interviewing
An Independence Day Lesson In Interviewing  Legal Talk NetworkJoe and Elie bring back an old topic from 2018 where they discussed how to master on-campus interviews, so this independence day they give their listeners ...

Meet Big Tech's new foe – a congressman who fought City Hall
Meet Big Tech's new foe – a congressman who fought City Hall  Missouri Lawyers MediaCan the congressman who took on an entrenched machine politician in Rhode Island also stand up to Big Tech? David Cicilline, the Rhode Island Democrat ...

Commentary: Roberts is a different kind of swing voter
Commentary: Roberts is a different kind of swing voter  Minnesota LawyerBy Noah Feldman Bloomberg Opinion. When the 2018 Supreme Court term began in October, all eyes were on the confirmation of the newest justice, Brett ...

Abuja-based lawyer receives love poem from his boyfriend
Abuja-based lawyer receives love poem from his boyfriend  Legit.ngLegit.ng News ☆ Nigerian internet users have been thrown into a frenzy after the love poem sent to an Abuja-based male lawyer from his boyfriend went viral.

Why Taylor Swift Won't Sue Scooter Braun to Get Her Masters
Why Taylor Swift Won't Sue Scooter Braun to Get Her Masters  Hollywood ReporterAs the music industry rallies behind either Taylor Swift or Scooter Braun, legal experts weigh the odds that the artists displeasure with his purchase of Big ...

Torture and Show Trial — Former CCP Security Tsar’s Daughter-in-Law Steps up Twitter Revelations
Torture and Show Trial — Former CCP Security Tsar’s Daughter-in-Law Steps up Twitter Revelations  China ChangeChina Change, July 2, 2019 Huang Wan and her lawyer Chen Jiangang. Photo: Huang Wan Twitter feed. Since we posted our last piece, Billionaires and ...

Ask us anything...again | LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Ask us anything...again | LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers  KCRWThis week on All The President's Lawyers, Ken and Josh take questions from listeners. Several of your questions were about impeachment. It's a complicated ...

Advice for Young Lawyers: Choose Your Path, Soon | Daily Report
Advice for Young Lawyers: Choose Your Path, Soon | Daily Report  Law.comHaving practiced law now for nearly a quarter of a century, I frequently get questions from younger lawyers on how to develop a law practice. Here are a few of ...

Charles Town Attorney to Join West Virginia Mediation Advanced Training Program in July
Charles Town Attorney to Join West Virginia Mediation Advanced Training Program in July  PR.comCharles Town attorney, Brenda Waugh, will lead a program describing the ethical duties for lawyers to offer clients multiple processes to resolve their legal ...

The Well-Being Spectrum: There's More Than 'In Crisis' or 'Perfectly Fine'
The Well-Being Spectrum: There's More Than 'In Crisis' or 'Perfectly Fine'  Law.comPenn Law associate dean John Hollway says programs and policies that help legal professionals cope with the normal stresses of life as they arise are the most ...

Lawyers talk about best way to end ban on farmland sales
Lawyers talk about best way to end ban on farmland sales  Kyiv PostEditor’s Note: Our latest Legal Quarterly magazine is out. Get a PDF version online or pick up a copy in Kyiv. For the past 17 years, Ukraine’s ...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel “Resort Fees”
Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel “Resort Fees”  LexologyIf you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not…

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel “Resort Fees”
Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel “Resort Fees”  Hotel Law09 July 2019Click here for the latest articles on Resort Fee Litigation. Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not ...

Transcript: Trump attorney Jay Sekulow's on 'The Investigation' podcast
Transcript: Trump attorney Jay Sekulow's on 'The Investigation' podcast  ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, sat down for an interview in the latest episode of "The Investigation," an an ABC News podcast.

All Those Lower Courts You've Been Sleeping On
All Those Lower Courts You've Been Sleeping On  Legal Talk NetworkJoe and Elie talk about the court system in the nation and the lower courts that no one usually talks about.

Cyrus Vance’s Office Sought Reduced Sex-Offender Status for Epstein
Cyrus Vance’s Office Sought Reduced Sex-Offender Status for Epstein  The New York TimesThe arrest of Jeffrey Epstein has renewed scrutiny of how he was treated by the office of Mr. Vance, the Manhattan district attorney.

Black Lives Lawyer
Black Lives Lawyer  New York MagazineTrayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice — civil-rights lawyer Ben Crump is trying to turn the Black Lives Matter protest movement into a legal crusade against ...

A profile on 'no knock' raid lawyer Ben Crump
A profile on 'no knock' raid lawyer Ben Crump  Arkansas TimesBen Crump, the Tallahassee, Fla.-based civil rights attorney who is representing several Little Rock residents who say they were victims of an unethical, ...

Judge stops government lawyers quitting census question case
Judge stops government lawyers quitting census question case  KATUNEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department can't replace nine lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census ...

Hotel Lawyer: We Hate to Say 'We Told You So' on Resort Fee Litigation
Hotel Lawyer: We Hate to Say 'We Told You So' on Resort Fee Litigation  Hotel News ResourceArticle - Hotel Lawyer: We Hate to Say 'We Told You So' on Resort Fee Litigation - Attorney General for DC Sues Marriott International over Hotel 'Resort Fees' ...

Church demolition: Diocese lawyer says Heritage Commission chair should recuse herself
Church demolition: Diocese lawyer says Heritage Commission chair should recuse herself  The Union LeaderA Wednesday night meeting of the Laconia Heritage Commission was cut short after a lawyer asked two of the five members to recuse themselves.

Diocese lawyer says Laconia Heritage Commission members should recuse themselves
Diocese lawyer says Laconia Heritage Commission members should recuse themselves  The Union LeaderA Wednesday night meeting of the Laconia Heritage Commission was cut short after a lawyer asked two of the five members to recuse themselves.

The inside track
The inside track  Law Society of Ireland GazetteThese days, in-house lawyers make up over 20% of our profession. Working in-house is now a perfectly viable alternative to a career in private practice.

'Elijah did nothing wrong': Maricopa County attorney says public should focus on the victim
'Elijah did nothing wrong': Maricopa County attorney says public should focus on the victim  AZCentralMaricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Thursday said 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin didn't do anything to provoke his accused killer.

Know the Risks of Fighting Unemployment Claims in Kentucky
Know the Risks of Fighting Unemployment Claims in Kentucky  shrm.orgKentucky employers that don't hire a lawyer to contest unemployment compensation claims will need to review their policies and practices in light of a recent ...

What Should I Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?
What Should I Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?  The Urban TwistIf you've been in a serious accident and sustained injuries you weren't liable for, you'll likely want to press charges. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be an ...

How a Florida Lawyer Kept the Jeffrey Epstein Case Alive
How a Florida Lawyer Kept the Jeffrey Epstein Case Alive  SlateFor Bradley Edwards, the fight to bring Epstein to justice has been drawn out, personal, and incredibly tangled.

Pause in Google contempt case
Pause in Google contempt case  The AustralianA NSW Supreme Court judge has ordered a temporary halt on criminal contempt proceedings against US tech giant Google after it failed to act on court orders ...

House likely to win at D.C. Circuit on subpoena for Trump financial records
House likely to win at D.C. Circuit on subpoena for Trump financial records  POLITICOA federal appeals court panel appears likely to hand the House of Representatives a win in its drive to subpoena a vast trove of financial records from an ...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appoints judge as new director of Board of Pardons and Paroles
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appoints judge as new director of Board of Pardons and Paroles  WAAYA two-term Alabama attorney general, Judge Graddick comes to the post with an extensive background in law and public *service*.

The Sober Curious Lawyer
The Sober Curious Lawyer  Above the LawGiven the culture around drinking and the overall societal interest in sober curious, it's time for the legal profession to open its eyes.

The 2020 Census Citizenship Question and Gerrymandering
The 2020 Census Citizenship Question and Gerrymandering  Legal Talk NetworkNicholas Stephanopoulos and Dale Ho take an in-depth look at two controversial SCOTUS rulings on gerrymandering and the 2020 census citizenship question ...

Prince Andrew could be dragged into Jeffrey Epstein probe, lawyer claims as it emerges Royal ‘partied at p
Prince Andrew could be dragged into Jeffrey Epstein probe, lawyer claims as it emerges Royal ‘partied at p  The SunA LAWYER representing Jeffrey Epstein's accusers claims Prince Andrew may be dragged into the case – as it's revealed the paedo hosted a party in the Duke's ...

Knowledge management in action
Knowledge management in action  Canadian Lawyer MagazineScarce resources drive in-house counsel to do more with less. Technological innovations assist in maximizing legal operation management, which includes ...

Helping lawyers get help
Helping lawyers get help  West Virginia RecordCHARLESTON – Last year we launched the West Virginia Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and joined a national movement gaining momentum in response to ...

Knowledge management in action | Canadian Lawyer Mag
Knowledge management in action | Canadian Lawyer Mag  Canadian Lawyer MagazineScarce resources drive in-house counsel to do more with less. Technological innovations assist in maximizing legal operation management, which includes ...

Attorney Social Media Presence and Branding
Attorney Social Media Presence and Branding  The National Law ReviewLaw firm branding is essential for developing name recognition and building trust with current and prospective clients. In today's digital landscape, brand identity ...

Afghan Deployment Means Practice Pause for Eversheds Cybersecurity Leader
Afghan Deployment Means Practice Pause for Eversheds Cybersecurity Leader  Law.comIt will be Michael Bahar's third military tour since enlisting after 911 but his first since entering Big Law.

Best SEO Strategy for Law Firms Is Content Marketing
Best SEO Strategy for Law Firms Is Content Marketing  The National Law ReviewIf you want to attract more visitors to your firm's website, you need both SEO and a *content* strategy. You need to set up your website pages correctly so that ...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel “Resort Fees” | By Jim Butler
Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC sues Marriott International over hotel “Resort Fees” | By Jim Butler  Hospitality NetHotel Lawyer: We hate to say "we told you so" on Resort Fee litigation.

City responds to civil suit on charter
City responds to civil suit on charter  The RecorderGREENFIELD — The city has responded to the lawsuit filed by self-proclaimed sprawlbuster Al Norman concerning language in its charter about citizen petitions ...

National labor law attorney: Legal marijuana doesn't give employees a 'get out of jail free card'
National labor law attorney: Legal marijuana doesn't give employees a 'get out of jail free card'  Prairie State WireSince Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, national labor lawyer and legal analyst Michelle Lee Flores suggests the Prairie State ...

Lawyer flags Josh Frydenberg eligibility challenge
Lawyer flags Josh Frydenberg eligibility challenge  The AustralianA lawyer who says hes a Labor Party member and the author of a book called The Holocaust Denier is threatening to challenge Josh Frydenbergs election in the ...

Digital Learning For The 21st-Century Attorney
Digital Learning For The 21st-Century Attorney  Above the LawIan, a recovering corporate lawyer with a JD from Hofstra Law School, met Chris, who earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, ...

Judge bars Roger Stone from social media
Judge bars Roger Stone from social media  PoliticoA federal judge ruled that several of the Donald Trump associate's Instagram posts ran afoul of a court-issued gag order.

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC Sues Marriott International Over Hotel "Resort Fees"
Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: Attorney General for DC Sues Marriott International Over Hotel "Resort Fees"  Hotel-Online.com16 July 2019. Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels.

Tay-K Pleads Guilty to 2 Counts of Aggravated Robbery, Not Guilty to Murder: Report
Tay-K Pleads Guilty to 2 Counts of Aggravated Robbery, Not Guilty to Murder: Report  BillboardTay-K's capital murder trial stemming from a 2016 fatal home robbery is now underway. During the initial testimony proceedings on Tuesday (July 16), the Fort ...

Jeffrey Epstein's Legal Aftermath
Jeffrey Epstein's Legal Aftermath  Legal Talk NetworkA whole lot of lawyers are going to end up as collateral damage in the Epstein case.