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White House counsel has central role in controversies as he seeks to ‘mollify and protect’ Trump

White House counsel Don McGahn is again at the center of controversy amid revelations that he was told of domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter, even as the now-former…

How to best help law students? Provide full-time, on-campus counselors, among other things
Law students have many things to be anxious about—getting called on in class can be terrifying, plus the process of applying for jobs and the rejection that frequently comes with it doesn’t help. Some law students worry that they may never find jobs as lawyers.
What was your path to law? Twitter threads dazzle
This month, law lecturer Matthew Channon of Exeter University in England encouraged lawyers from less privileged backgrounds to share their stories on Twitter.
No. 3 lawyer at Justice Department is leaving; what does it mean for the special counsel probe?
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the third-highest ranking official at the Justice Department, is leaving for a top position with Walmart.
Lawyers from less privileged backgrounds tell their stories at #mypathtolaw
A law lecturer at Exeter University in England who was the first member of his family to attend college sought out stories from other lawyers who came from less privileged backgrounds through a hashtag he created.
White House aide who resigned amid abuse allegations was a former BigLaw lawyer and ‘rising star’
A White House aide who resigned on Wednesday amid allegations of domestic abuse had a Harvard law degree and a BigLaw resume.
Teamsters lawyer pens children’s book to show importance of the labor movement (podcast)
As general counsel for the Teamsters Union Local 810, Mark Torres spends his days arguing for workers' rights. But another of his passions is writing; he published his debut crime novel A Stirring in the North Fork in 2015.

So when he was approached by Hard Ball Press to write a bilingual children's book explaining the importance of labor unions in ways that kids could connect with, Torres agreed. Good Guy Jake (or Buen Chico Jake) tells the story of a sanitation worker who breaks the rules by taking toys from the trash along his route, but for a good reason: He fixes the toys and donates them to a local shelter so that children can have presents at Christmas. When Jake's manager discovers that Jake has been violating regulations, it's up to Jake's union representative, his lawyer and an arbitration judge to determine whether Jake has to lose his job or whether there's a more fitting solution to the problem.
ABA takes timely stand on sex harassment
In one of its final acts at the 2018 Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates has taken a stand against sexual harassment, approving a resolution to urge all employers to create and enforce effective sexual harassment policies.
Legal employment drops by 1,100 jobs in January

Employment in the legal sector dropped by 1,100 jobs in January even as the country added 200,000 jobs.

The number of legal jobs was 1,135,500, compared to 1,136,600 in December,…

Female litigators should be given equal opportunities to gain trial experience, ABA House urges
Law firms, corporate clients, general counsel and the judiciary should all be taking steps to provide women with more opportunities to gain trial and courtroom experience, the ABA House of Delegates resolved Monday.
Milberg Weiss founder Melvyn Weiss dies at 82

Melvyn Weiss, a founder of securities class-action law firm Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach, has died at the age of 82.

Weiss, “a giant of the plaintiffs bar,” had…

Are you a woman considering running for office? ‘Go for it,’ says Oregon attorney general
Ellen Rosenblum, the first woman to serve as attorney general for Oregon, has a message for all women considering a run for office: Don't overthink it.
Retired ABA Journal editor, a ‘classic Chicago journalist’ with deep ABA knowledge, dies at 67

James Podgers, a retired ABA Journal editor known for his deep knowledge of the American Bar Association and its inner workings, has died at the age of 67.

Podgers died…

Project by LSAC, law schools association aims to boost understanding—and appeal—of law profession

The Law School Admission Council and the Association of American Law Schools are coming together on a project to improve how the public sees the prospects of a legal education…

Law firm increases clerkship bonus to $105K

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has increased its clerkship signing bonus to $105,000. Clerks who complete two qualifying clerkships would get an additional $20,000 bonus.

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