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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PGA wins round against LIV Golf
Today is Monday, the 118th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jacobson v. Massachusetts decision upholding the constitutionality of a state’s compulsory vaccination law. Here are some other news items. — The PGA Tour wins a round in antitrust litigation with LIV Golf. — A federal magistrate judge assails a law professor’s “shameful” conduct in […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]