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What One Man Did When He Was Accidentally Deported To Mexico
Andres Robles Gonzalez, a U.S. citizen, was picked up outside New Orleans in 2007 and transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for allegedly violating federal civil immigration laws. Despite telling immigration officers several times that he was a U.S. citizen, Robles Gonzalez was placed in deportation proceedings and removed to Mexico in December 2008. In 2011, he was finally allowed to come back to…
Facing Death, Brooklyn District Attorney Spoke of Doing What ‘Is Right’
In his last interview, Ken Thompson, who died last month at 50, described his proudest accomplishments and a desire to reform “fundamentally unfair” aspects of the criminal justice system.
Jeff Sessions was just confirmed as US Attorney General — here's why liberals are freaking out
Here are some of Sessions' views on criminal justice and immigration, and why liberals are so worried about what Sessions' Justice Department will look like.
An Attorney's Advice About Going Into Solo Law Practice
Attorney Megan Courtney shares her advice about going into solo law practice, including how LawBank has helped her launch a successful independent practice.
Corinthian Colleges must pay nearly $1.2 billion for false advertising and lending practices
Mar 23, 2016 | 10:49 PM A 2014 file photo of Everest College in Santa Ana, which was owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times) California Atty. Gen Kamala D. Harris won a more than $1.1-billion judgment Wednesday against the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, after a San Francisco judge ruled that the company’s advertising practices misled students and violated the law…
Former Cincinnati attorney fined for unauthorized practice of law, Ohio Supreme Court rules
A retired attorney in the Tri-State is facing a $6,500 fines for unauthorized practice of law, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Wisconsin Lawyer: Bringing Up Baby: How Lawyer-moms Make It Work:
In the 1986 article “Juggling Children and Career,” the Wisconsin Lawyer – then known as the Wisconsin Bar Bulletin – examined how lawyer-moms maintained their work-life balance. In 1986, women made up a mere 16 percent of lawyers nationwide. Now, 29 years later, that number is up to 33 percent. Although the number of women lawyers continues to increase, the question remains: how do women balance…
M&A Due Diligence: Best Practices & Trends
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. ET Managing thorough and accurate due diligence is critical to successfully executing an M&A transaction. In M&A Due Diligence: Best Practices and Trends, we will identity the value drivers and business considerations that matter to potential acquirers - insights that will help sellers tell their stories more effectively and communicate key metrics to potential acquirers. Effective due diligence preparation…
The Top 25 Attorney SEO Questions
Attorneys are busy practicing law and not SEO. Check out the top 25 attorney SEO questions we see the most.
A Year in the Life of California’s Historic Shift Toward Smart Justice
There’s a growing bipartisan consensus in the U.S. that locking up so many people for so long has bankrupted us both financially and morally. Joining that chorus just recently is a group of 130 law enforcement leaders from around the country, including California, who called for safely reducing the number of people behind bars. While admitting there is a problem is the first step, now comes…
Why are only family lawyers using collaborative law?
The year was 1990, and Stu Webb, a Minneapolis family law litigator, had had enough. He was burned out after 26 years of practice. He wanted to quit the law in an outrageous manner (his words) and came up with something that was contrary and antithetical to everything he had ever been taught as an attorney.
How Trauma-Informed Firms Can Help Attorney Mental Health
Working with victims, even in unexpected practice areas, can leave attorneys with secondary trauma. By offering trauma education training and services, law firms can reduce high levels of stress and mental health problems in their attorneys. Here, experts talk to Law360 Pulse about trauma-informed legal services.
5 Tips for Starting a Law Firm
Starting your own law firm is a challenging and rewarding endeavor. Here's a list of 5 helpful tips for attorneys to help get their law practices off on the right foot. It covers everything from business planning and office setup to market strategy.
Coronavirus Is Changing How Attorneys Work (Video)
As the Covid-19 crisis continues to unfold, attorneys throughout the country are adjusting to new ways of practicing law. How will lawyers and their clients deal with court closures, indefinite postponements, and the challenge of practicing law from home? Bloomberg Law interviewed lawyers in different practice areas, from New York City to Seattle, to see how the coronavirus is impacting them and how they are responding.
3 Simple Tips For Planning Your Estate
As a trusts and estates lawyer, I spent much of my time for over a decade as an estate administrator, tidily wrapping-up human life on retainer for heirs of estates. Some estates were small, consisting of a checking account and a few outstanding debts, while some were larger than life requiring appraisals of lavish homes, jewels, paintings, boats and rare collections. Regardless of the size of…
Recent Changes in Social Security Rules Create Additional Hurdles for Disabled
As practicing Social Security attorneys, we agree that the recent rule changes mentioned, such as new rules regarding submission of evidence and the narrowing of circumstances under which a representative can withdraw one’s representation, have presented further hurdles to providing effective representation in an already difficult area of law.
What Lateral Attorneys Should Consider Before They Move
When considering a lateral move to another firm, it is important for an attorney to make the appropriate inquiries into each potential firm. A thorough investigation into any potential new firm is necessary, now, more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the practice of law. Remote work is very common and will continue to exist. A prudent potential lateral will examine the new firm’s…
Five Arbis Sutherland Attorneys, Three Practice Areas Recognized in The Legal 500 United Kingdom...
LONDON—Arbis Sutherland LLP is pleased to announce that three practice areas have been ranked and five attorneys have been recognized for excellence in their field in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United Kingdom guide.Legal 500 is a comprehensive survey of legal service providers. For more than 20 years, the series has provided feedback on law firms from more than 100 countries.The firm received rankings…
Mets Twitter Sweepstakes Official Rules
Official Rules For @Mets Sweepstakes On Twitter NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR THE APPLICABLE SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION…
Social Media Companies Should Decline the Government’s Invitation to Join the National Security...
The pressure on social media companies to limit or take down content in the name of national security has never been greater. Resolving any ambiguity about how much the Obama administration values the companies’ cooperation, the White House on Friday dispatched the highest echelon of its national security team — including the attorney general, the FBI director, the director of national intelligence, and the NSA director…