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ABA asylum project attorney describes representing separated families at the border
Attorneys representing asylum-seekers from Central America frequently have worked with traumatized clients. But since the federal government began separating families after arresting parents for illegal entry, Kimi Jackson of the ABA’s South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project says the trauma has gotten far worse.
Judicial board seeks to remove Illinois judge who won’t step down after conviction

A judicial board has taken a first step to remove an Illinois judge convicted of mortgage fraud who refuses to resign.

The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board filed a complaint on…

How do you deal with difficult clients?

It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter a difficult client at least once in your career. Knowing the best way to deal with such an individual may help keep things calm all…

Trump signs an executive order to end family separations; ABA applauds ‘first step’
Updated: President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to end the separations of immigrant families at the border.
Judge tosses suits over background check of Dylann Roof, calls FBI explanation ‘nonsense’

A federal judge in Charleston, South Carolina, says the FBI provided a “nonsense” explanation for its failure to quickly discover a key fact in a gun background check of mass…

Judge’s order says Alabama court ‘literally had to beg for money’ to pay staff
When granting a continuance last Friday, Circuit Judge James Patterson of Alabama’s 13th Judicial Circuit in Mobile County advised the litigants they likely wouldn’t get another court date this year due to funding shortfalls.
Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a former federal prosecutor to represent him

Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a new lawyer to represent him in the investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan.

The new lawyer is Guy Petrillo, the former head…

Scottoline, Tobisman and Turow discuss their 2018 Harper Lee Prize-nominated novels (podcast)
Lisa Scottoline, C.E. Tobisman and Scott Turow have at least three things in common: They’re all novelists, attorneys and nominees for this year’s Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. In this special episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with all three authors about their nominated books, their creative processes, and the role they believe lawyers play in society.
Reed Smith confirms it won’t raise associate salaries

One large law firm is holding the line as more law firms match new associate pay scales that, according to the new Cravath standard, range from $190,000 to $340,000.


Suit says Jones Day’s ‘black box’ compensation system hides pay bias
A former Jones Day partner in California has filed a lawsuit claiming the firm’s secretive compensation system and subjective performance reviews are designed to hide pay discrimination against women.
How could someone confess to a crime they didn’t commit? Watch ‘The Confession Tapes’ and see
Every defense attorney has heard it more than once: “I was coerced!”
Focus on client outcomes, says new report on legal aid data
A new report released Wednesday calls for civil legal aid to rethink how it uses data and tracks impact.
Milwaukee Bucks player sues over stun-gun arrest after parking violation, cites cop’s Facebook posts

Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday that alleges Milwaukee police used excessive force when they shocked him with a stun gun and…

Immigrants illegally entering the country experience ‘rapid-fire justice’ in federal courts

Seventy-four immigrants who entered the country illegally pleaded guilty in groups of seven on a recent Monday in a federal courtroom In Tucson, Arizona, where the New York Times observed…

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