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May 19, 2022

Asking for help? Here are some tips to do it right

I receive inquiries for help from outside of my law firm almost every single day. Mostly, inquiries about help finding a job, starting a firm, advice on a case, and advice on hiring and networking. I realized at some point that some of these inquiries are very easy to respond to, and I’m happy to […]

May 16, 2022

Disbarred lawyer runs for mayor of DC

Today is Monday, the 95th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Sullivan that ill-gotten gains — in this case the sale of bootlegged liquor — are subject to income tax. Here are some other news items. — Washington’s next mayor could be a disbarred lawyer. — Indian couple sue their son […]

May 2, 2022

Law firm associates leaving at record rate, survey finds

Departures of associates leads news items, including UVA gets new counsel, defense lawyers object to Astroworld documentary, and a lack of tenants' attorneys.

Apr 25, 2022

It’s not just money when lawyers leave firms

Today is the 230th anniversary of the first execution by guillotine. Here are some other news items for Monday, April 25, 2020. — Attorney turnover is not just about the money. — Texas appeals court grants mother a stay of execution in daughter’s death. — Has Arizona’s attorney general caved to Trump in bid for […]

Apr 18, 2022

Unwelcome birthday party results in unexpected expense

Welcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of Baltimore Orioles great Eddie Murray‘s first career home run. The Hall of Famer would end his 21-year career with 504 round trippers. Here are some other news items. — Jury awards $450,000 to Kentucky man thrown unwanted company birthday party. — No-knock warrants are granted with little judicial […]

Apr 4, 2022

Law student wins unusual motion before Duke-UNC game

Welcome to Monday, the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s assassination. Here are some other news items. — Law student wins “motion” to extend assignment deadline so she could watch her beloved Tar Heels. — Colorado Supreme Court says phrase “with intent to harasss” in anti-cyberbullying law violates free speech. — Elon Musk’s attorne[...]

Mar 28, 2022

Legal profession increasingly shuns technophobes

Welcome to Monday, the 30th anniversary of Christian Laettner’s overtime buzzer beater to lead the Duke University Blue Devils over the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the regional finals of the 1992 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Here are some other news items. — Legal competence requires technological competence, an increasing number of state licensing authorities […]

Mar 21, 2022

Professor sees exam questions online, sues students

Welcome to Monday, the 42nd anniversary of the day J.R. Ewing was shot on the television series “Dallas.” Here are some other news items. — Professor sues students for copyright infringement by posting his exam questions online. — Former law clerk accuses federal judge of pregnancy bias. — IRS often cannot compete with tax counsel […]

Mar 14, 2022

Texas governor loses initial fight against gender-affirming care

Welcome to Monday, the 58th anniversary of Jack Ruby‘s conviction of murder and his death sentence for killing John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. The conviction was later overturned and Ruby died in January 1967 while awaiting a new trial. Here are some more news items. — Texas judge blocks governor’s order that gender-affirming […]

Feb 28, 2022

Florida election pits prosecutor, defense attorney

Welcome to Monday, the 89th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s appointment of Frances Perkins to be secretary of labor, the first woman to serve in a U.S. president’s cabinet. Here are some other news items: — Florida prosecutor faces former courtroom opponent in bid for re-election. — This senator turned down two chances to serve on […]

Feb 21, 2022

Solitary confinement faces Supreme Court challenge

Eighth Amendment challenge to solitary confinement leads news items, including transgender attorneys lead fight, genocide claims and the marketing of firearms.

Feb 14, 2022

2021 was unkind to corporate bankruptcy attorneys

Welcome to Monday, the 93rd anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago, in which 7 gangsters were killed. Here are some more news items. — Corporate bankruptcy lawyers had a bad 2021. — Parental pardon acquits Pakistani man who killed his sister. — Attorneys for alleged victims in Boy Scouts case consider $2.7 […]

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