Prosecutors In Chandra Levy Murder Case Charged With Disclosure Violations

The District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel has filed ethics charges alleging that two Assistant United States Attorneys violated their disclosure obligations in a high profile criminal trial of the accused murderer of Chandra Levy. The petition alleges that the misconduct... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, United States, Chandra Levy, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel

Now It's Forever

An attorney who was admitted on conditions in 2006 and disbarred for misconduct in 2018 has now been permanently disbarred by the Louisiana Supreme Court Respondent has intentionally failed to remit or refund a significant amount of client funds and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Louisiana Supreme Court Respondent

By Consent

An attorney's consent to disbarment was accepted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Intelligencer reported A Montgomery County injury lawyer was charged in U.S. District Court with mail fraud for allegedly defrauding a law firm out of more than $4... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, U S District Court, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about whatever you want.And do consider using the Althouse Portal to Amazon if you're doing any shopping. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Harvard Law Wants Students To Bail Out WeWork — See Also

With All That Disposable Cash...: Harvard Law advises students to "rent office space" to take classes next semester. Recognition A Long Time Coming -- Skadden adopts Juneteenth as firm holiday. Quite The Journey -- DA candidate Mark Jones had a roller coaster of a ride the last few weeks. For Your Listening Pleasure: We talk to law office architects about how COVID-19 will change office design and a Biglaw diversity officer about how #BLM is changing Biglaw.
Tags: Law, BLM, Mark Jones, Harvard Law, See Also, Recognition A Long Time Coming Skadden, Journey DA

The Anniversary Of Loving

Just how widespread were anti-miscegenation laws in the United States?
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Racism, United States, Courts, Trivia Question of the Day

The Law Schools Where The Most Graduates Got Jobs At Large Firms (2019)

You don't necessarily need to go to a top law school to get a job at a top law firm.
Tags: Law, Rankings, Law Schools, Biglaw, Job Searches

Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Current postings on Slaw Jobs (newest first): Freelance Copyeditor (Contract) | Anywhere in Canada (CanLII) Managing Director (Full-time) | Toronto, ON (Legal Inf...
Tags: Law, Canada, Slaw, Friday Jobs Roundup

COVID-19 Is Going To Change Your Whole Office Design

Working from home won't replace the office, but it will definitely transform it.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID Cast Podcast, Featured Podcasts

Biotech Company President Faces Criminal Charges in DOJ’s first COVID-19 Securities Fraud Case [Sponsored]

The SEC also brought charges against a California trader for perpetrating a pump-and-dump scheme and engaging in illegal spoofing.
Tags: Law, California, SEC, Doj, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19, Biotech Company President Faces Criminal Charges, Securities Fraud Case

Harmless On Their Own, Bitcoins And Gen Z Combined Constitute Serious National Security Threat

The Pentagon is ready for the cryptorebellion come 2025.
Tags: Law, Finance, Pentagon

Paul Weiss Bolsters Technology Practice Bringing On Dunn And Isaacson

Venerable firm looks to expand to the West.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Dunn, Paul Weiss, Isaacson, Bill Isaacson, Brad Karp, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Karen Dunn

Change in the Law not Enough for R.60(b) Relief from Judgment

Medinol Ltd. v. Cordis Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2020) (nonprecedential) Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 60 is entitled “Relief from a Judgment or Order” and allows a party to request that a district court reconsider a prior order. R. 60(b) provides a list of specific reasons for granting relief but concludes with a catch-all “any other reason that justifies relief.” R. 60(b)(6).  At times, 60(b)(6) motions can be quite powerful — especially because the rule does not set a firm deadline other than recognizing that the...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Patent, Fed, U S Supreme Court, SCA, Federal Circuit, Petrella, Medinol, Medinol Ltd, Cordis Corp, SCA Hygeine, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc, SCA Hygiene Prods Aktiebolag, First Quality Baby Prods LLC, Cordis Corp Fed

Lawyer With Lost Pants Suspended For $67 Million Lawsuit

A lawyer with lost pants has been suspended for 90 days for his $67 million dollar lawsuit against his dry cleaner. The suspension apparently concludes a saga that goes back well over 10 years. We all have our favorite stuff, and apparently this lawyer was no different and was not taking “yes” for an answer – even refusing offers of judgment of up to $12,000 for the lost pants. This should be a teachable moment for lawyers and clients alike. Before engaging in sartorial surliness, one must take ...
Tags: Law, Careers, Being a Lawyer, Aba, Legal Humor, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

JK Rowling: UK domestic abuse adviser writes to Sun editor

Interview with author’s first husband unacceptable, says abuse commissioner The government’s lead adviser on domestic abuse has written to the editor of the Sun to condemn the newspaper’s decision to publish a front page interview with JK Rowling’s first husband, under the headline: “I slapped JK and I’m not sorry.”In the letter seen by the Guardian, Nicole Jacobs, the independent domestic abuse commissioner, said it was “unacceptable that the Sun has chosen to repeat and magnify the voice of so...
Tags: Books, UK, Media, Society, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Domestic Violence, Culture, The Sun, Jk Rowling, JK, Nicole Jacobs

Coronavirus Update 6–12–2020: sanctimony (and masks) #MaskingForAFriend

Yesterday, I asked a simple question: Do you voluntarily wear a mask or other facial covering when out in public? Thank you to the hundreds upon hundreds who responded. Here are the results: Yes, always: 23.6%Yes, except when I’m socially distant from others outdoors: 48.8%Yes, but only when indoors: 18.6%No, never: 8.9% I'm encouraged that over 91% of my readers report wearing masks or other facial coverings at least some of the time when out in public. Anecdotally, however, I believe t...
Tags: Law, Cambridge, Greenwich, Jon Hyman, COVID

Thoughts For Resuming Your Commute

Let’s be exemplary in our work, and to each other on our way there.
Tags: Law, Litigators, Coronavirus, Timothy M. Lupinek, COVID-19

"Do you think about mortality often?"/"I think about the death of the human race. The long strange trip of the naked ape."

"Not to be light on it, but everybody’s life is so transient. Every human being, no matter how strong or mighty, is frail when it comes to death. I think about it in general terms, not in a personal way.... There’s definitely a lot more anxiety and nervousness around now than there used to be. But that only applies to people of a certain age like me and you, Doug. We have a tendency to live in the past, but that’s only us. Youngsters don’t have that tendency. They have no past, so all they know ...
Tags: Death, Law, Bob Dylan, Dylan, Doug, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Douglas Brinkley, Bob Dylan Bob Dylan

Polish president issues campaign pledge to fight 'LGBT ideology'

Andrzej Duda launches ‘family charter’ to appeal to base as race tightens in run-up to election Gay rights and homophobia are likely to be major issues in Poland’s delayed presidential election after the frontrunner pledged to “defend children from LGBT ideology”.Andrzej Duda, the incumbent president, who is allied with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, made the pledge while launching a so-called “family charter”, in what appears to be a move to energise the party’s conservative base as po...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, LGBT rights, Poland, Andrzej Duda

Austin Council demands reform; police chief touts toothless half measures

Whether history will view the resolutions passed at the Austin City Council yesterday as a true turning point for policing in this city remains to be seen. But the resolutions at least opened up the possibility we could see change on a scale previously unseen at the police department in the Texas capital. Leadership Change: Council has "No Confidence" Item #96 on yesterday's agenda included a statement of no confidence regarding Police Chief Brian Manley and the city's public-safety leaders...
Tags: Texas, Law, America, Austin, City Council, Apd, Austin City Council, Manley, Austin Police Department, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Austin Statesman, Brian Manley, Alison Alter, Leslie Pool, Austin Justice Coalition

DA Candidate Arrested For Campaign Ad Has Wild Election Night

Underdog defense attorney becomes clearest possible example of why he ran.
Tags: Law, Government, District Attorney, Mark Jones

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