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Apr 3, 2023

Nonlawyers doing legal work gets Colorado’s approval

Today is Monday, the 163rd anniversary of the debut of the Pony Express. Here are some other news items. — Colorado allows certain nonlawyers to do legal work. — Kosovo’s ex-president faces murder and torture charges. — Could you be an impartial juror after seeing autopsy photos of children? — Did slip-and-fall cases spur a […]

Mar 27, 2023

Most attorneys say no to artificial intelligence, survey says

Today is Monday, the 46th anniversary of the deadliest disaster in aviation history. Here are some other news items. — Most lawyers have no plans to use artificial intelligence tools, survey says. — Prince Harry appears in a London courtroom for his invasion of privacy lawsuit. — Tennessee seeks death penalty in Memphis shooting spree. […]

Mar 20, 2023

ChatGPT passes bar exam

Today is Monday, the 207th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hunter v. Martin’s Lessee in which the justices held they have the authority to review state court rulings interpreting the U.S. Constitution or federal law. Here are some other news items. — ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence wunderkind, passes the Uniform Bar Examination. […]

Mar 13, 2023

Longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial

Today is Monday, the 171st anniversary of the illustration of Uncle Sam. Here are some other news items. — World’s longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial. — Georgia needs more prosecutors and public defenders. — Medical director of pregnancy centers opposed to abortion seeks enforcement of 1864 Arizona law. — Prosecuting Donald Trump for Stormy […]

Mar 6, 2023

Will lawyers benefit from artificial intelligence?

Today is Monday, the 187th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo Mission after a 13-day battle between Mexican forces and Texan defenders. Here are some other news items. — Should your law firm’s next partner be artificial intelligence? — Death row inmate seeks appeal after having to represent himself at trial. — School officials […]

Feb 27, 2023

Yale wins for choosiest law school

Today is Monday, the 101st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Leser v. Garnett, a Maryland case in which the justices upheld the validity of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Here are some other news items. — Yale emerges as choosiest law school. — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen […]

Feb 6, 2023

GOP-dominated state Supreme Court will rehear voting rights cases

Today is Monday, the 71st anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne, a position she held until her death Sept. 8. Here are some other news items. — Newly Republican North Carolina Supreme Court will rehear voting rights cases. — Jury in South Carolina attorney’s murder trial will hear evidence of financial crimes. […]

Jan 30, 2023

Law firm tells associates to return to office or lose bonus money

Today is Monday, the 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. Here are some other news items. — Law firm tells associates they might lose bonus money if they do not return to the office. — Delaware law barring nonmajor political party members from serving on state’s Supreme Court draws constitutional challenge. — Socializing with lawyers […]

Jan 23, 2023

Just how happy are lawyers?

Today is Monday, the 48th anniversary of the premiere of the television series “Barney Miller.” Here are some other news items. — Are you happy being a lawyer? — Illinois Supreme Court disbars former judge for sexual harassment. — Oregon offers free legal advice for women seeking abortions. — A federal judge in Florida fines […]

Dec 5, 2022

Was this manslaughter or mercy?

Welcome to Monday, the 89th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Here are some other news items. — British man will plead guilty to manslaughter in alleged mercy killing of wife. — Fired Harvard fencing coach faces bribery charge in admissions scandal. — Nevada disbars attorney who formed firm with nonlawyer who did legal work. […]

Nov 28, 2022

Lawyers’ job market may level off in 2023

Today is Monday, the 127th anniversary of the first auto race in the United States. Here are some other news items. – Job market for lawyers might level off in 2023. – Hong Kong’s leader asks if foreign lawyers may participate in national security cases. – Ex-prison warden faces trial for alleged abuse of female […]

Nov 21, 2022

You have more to offer than you think

One thing that plagues young attorneys is the feeling of not being able to offer as much as more experienced attorneys who have more substantive knowledge.

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