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Ruling by Canada's Supreme Court May Pave Way for More Litigation Finance

Mon, 2020-06-01 20:49

The high court ruled that litigation finance could be used for claims against third parties in insolvency proceedings.

Categories: General Law

From Big Law to Boutiques, George Floyd's Death Prompts Outrage, Some Action From Law Firm Leaders

Mon, 2020-06-01 19:24

Paul Weiss' Brad Karp said he wants to form "a consortium of leading law firms and public interest organizations" across the U.S. to help achieve racial justice and eradicate systemic racism.

Categories: General Law

US Judge Orders Release of Furloughed Pryor Cashman Associate on $250,000 Bond in Molotov Cocktail Case

Mon, 2020-06-01 18:46

U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie upheld U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Gold's ruling that Colinford Mattis, on furlough from Pryor Cashman since April because of the coronavirus pandemic, could be released to confinement in his Brooklyn home on a $250,000 bond.

Categories: General Law

Online Bar Exam Offered in October as Plan B Amid COVID-19

Mon, 2020-06-01 18:46

Nearly all jurisdictions are planning to hold in-person bar exams in July or September, but the entity that creates the bar exam has unveiled plans for a backup online test—one it hopes states don't have to use.

Categories: General Law

George Floyd Killing Sparks University of Miami Law Webinar on Racist Police Brutality: Here's How to Attend

Mon, 2020-06-01 17:42

The University of Miami School of Law will host an interactive Zoom seminar Tuesday titled "Racist Police Brutality and the Role of Law, Lawyers and Law Enforcement in the Problem and its Solutions."

Categories: General Law

Don't 'Short-Circuit' Flynn Proceedings, Judge Emmet Sullivan Tells DC Circuit

Mon, 2020-06-01 17:15

"Given the serious allegations in Mr. Flynn's most recent sworn statement, further proceedings in the district court will ensure the integrity of the judicial process and serve the public interest," lawyers from Wilkinson Walsh, representing U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, told the D.C. Circuit on Monday.

Categories: General Law

What It's Like to Leave Big Law and Start a New Firm During a Pandemic

Mon, 2020-06-01 16:28

Stanley Brand recently left Akin Gump after five years to return to his roots of working for a small firm. "I still like the work," he said.

Categories: General Law

Jump-Starting Business Development After Living in a Socially Distant World

Mon, 2020-06-01 16:02

As leaders slowly pave ways to restart the economy, lawyers and law firms are looking for the safest route to getting back to work supporting clients who are trying to do the same. At the center of these discussions, an important quandary is brewing: How do we go back to conducting productive business without seeming callous to the harsh realities many people are experiencing?

Categories: General Law

Stanford Law Embroiled in Another 'N-Word' Controversy

Mon, 2020-06-01 15:46

Professor Michael McConnell, who was recently named as a co-chair of Facebook's Oversight Board, has been criticized by students and faculty for quoting the racial epithet in a class last week.

Categories: General Law

Baseball's Alex 'A-Rod' Rodriguez Faces Punitive Damages Over Real Estate Venture With Ex-In-Law

Mon, 2020-06-01 15:40

Rodriguez's ex-brother-in-law alleges the former baseball star squeezed him out of profits in their real estate partnership, while Rodriguez counters it's Scurtis who took unauthorized funds from the joint venture.

Categories: General Law

'Things Are Different Now': General Counsel, Corporations React Publicly to George Floyd's Death

Mon, 2020-06-01 15:24

"We didn't think of this necessarily as a political issue," said Minority Corporate Counsel Association chair Stuart Alderoty, general counsel of fintech firm Ripple Labs Inc.

Categories: General Law

Reed Smith to Lay Off London Lawyers, Extend Salary Cuts and Trim Workweeks

Mon, 2020-06-01 15:23

Among new COVID-19-related measures announced Monday, the firm's 350-attorney London office will see "targeted redundancies" of both lawyers and professional staff.

Categories: General Law

Hong Kong Lawyers React as the US Strips Hong Kong of Special Trade Status

Mon, 2020-06-01 15:20

Lawyers from global firms are nervously waiting for more detail on how the Trump administration's move will affect the city and their clients.

Categories: General Law

Looming Deadline, Financial Complexity Makes LIBOR Ripe for Tech-Lawyer Partnerships

Mon, 2020-06-01 12:30

Having to transition from LIBOR, which will potentially require numerous contract revisions and negotiations, can be significantly more complicated than meeting other regulatory demands, such as the GDPR or CCPA.

Categories: General Law

Justices Won't Take Up Constitutional Challenge to Mandatory Bar Dues

Mon, 2020-06-01 11:13

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, said the court should have taken up the bar fee case.

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Bar Exam Liability Waivers, Boies Schiller's New Pay Policy, Flynn Judge to Make His Case: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2020-06-01 07:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

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Bad News for Lawyers Suing Over Bar Dues: Court Rules in Favor of Texas Bar

Mon, 2020-06-01 01:55

Three attorneys who sued the State Bar of Texas over mandatory membership and dues requirements have lost their case and now must pay the bar's costs.

Categories: General Law

'I Need to Protect This Prosecution': Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Will Lead George Floyd Case

Mon, 2020-06-01 01:19

Ellison, who is Minnesota's first African American attorney general, has a background in civil rights law and previously led the Legal Rights Center in Minneapolis.

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Cuomo Backs Reform of NY's Police Secrecy Law Amid Protests Over George Floyd's Death

Sun, 2020-05-31 15:22

The state law is used to keep secret the disciplinary records of police officers.

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Pryor Cashman Associate Charged With Helping Molotov Cocktail Attack During Brooklyn Protests

Sun, 2020-05-31 01:26

Colinford Mattis, a corporate lawyer, was accused of driving a van from which an occupant emerged to throw an incendiary device at an unoccupied NYPD vehicle in an act that was caught on camera, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Categories: General Law