Responsibilities (and Salaries) Rising for In-House Counsel
More space and more cash is being made available for in-house attorneys. Check out the numbers on median salaries and increased job duties.
News Flash: Beating Client with A Baseball Bat is Unethical
A West Virginia attorney has had his law license annulled for beating a client with a baseball bat. Whatever for?
NY and NJ Courts Still Closed; Some Deadlines Extended
New York and New Jersey courts remain closed in the wake of hurricane Sandy, and deadlines have been extended for affected cases.
The Legal Job Market IS as Bad as It Seems
The Washington Post published an article outlining the continuing problem with high law school enrollment and low legal career options.
Fraud in Ceglia Facebook Suit May Spell Trouble for Former Lawyers
Former lawyers for Paul Ceglia may face legal ethics problems for failing to report fraud to the court in the course of their representation.
Supreme Court Considers Lawyers’ Challenge to Wiretapping Laws
The Supreme Court heard a case regarding whether lawyers have grounds to challenge a portion of FISA based on the potential interception of privileged communication.
Legal World Closings Due to The Super-Duper-Mega-Frankenstorm
Above the Law has compiled a handy list of closures due to Hurricane Sandy's mashing of the East Coast. Check it out if you might be affected.
Include An Accountant in Attorney-Client Privilege
Robert W. Wood describes the case law and technique for including an accountant in the attorney-client privilege for sensitive financial matters.
Justice Scalia: “Take the Bread and Butter Courses”
Justice Antonin Scalia's advice for law students is to take rudimentary classes and avoid the "frill courses."
Bribing Government Officials is Okay Under $5,000
A Chicago zoning inspector's conviction was overturned when the court determined the bribes he accepted did not meet the statutory threshold.
Defendant’s Ridiculously Fantastic Opposition Memo in North Face Motion
The North Face has brought a motion against parody company The South Butt, resulting in a document full of butt and bowel examinations.
Debt Collection Lawyers to be Overseen by CFPB
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau passed a rule allowing it to regulate debt collectors making more than $10 million annually--including lawyers.
Seventh Circuit: Indiana Cannot Withhold Medicare Funds from Planned Parenthood
The Seventh Circuit just issued a ruling prohibiting Indiana from withholding Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood.
A Roundup of Thoughts on Recent DOMA Decisions
Lawyerist News rounds up some thoughts and analyses on the recent Second Circuit decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
Confusion Ensues in Sentencing of Anna Nicole Smith’s Boyfriend-Lawyer
Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend-lawyer, Howard Stern, recently received a confusing appellate ruling on his request for a new trial on charges of conspiracy.