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New suit filed challenging Trump’s asylum requirements and Whitaker’s appointment

Two immigrants who were denied asylum because they entered the United States outside official checkpoints are among the plaintiffs in a new suit that was filed this week in…

Florida Bar wins dismissal of antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup

A federal judge in Miami has tossed an antitrust suit filed by ticket-fighting startup TIKD that alleged the Florida Bar violated antitrust law by investigating TIKD for the unlicensed…

You’ve been hacked: Now what?
Lawyers must tell clients about breaches of their data and take steps to protect it.
Proving consent: Tech companies are creating apps to combat sexual assault
Software developers believe they can leverage technology to bolster and prove consent: uConsent is Gunner Technology's app designed to enshrine consent between two people. Empowering Victims created consent app We-Consent and it is developing an assault reporting tool. The Callisto app helps victims document assault incidents.
Survivor mentality: Law firms are seeking out professionals to hold active shooter drills
It’s becoming more common for law firms to bring active shooter defense instructors on-site to teach their lawyers and staff about how to survive a shooting situation.
Kentucky pro bono organization uses bus as mobile legal aid clinic
Kentucky’s Legal Aid of the Bluegrass recently learned this first-hand after equipping a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with a mobile law office, including bench seating for six, as well as a desk, multiple computers, video-conferencing equipment, a printer and Wi-Fi. A sky-blue autowrap with the words Justice Bus in white runs along its sides. You don’t have to have a special license to operate the vehicle, so staff and volunteer lawyers do the driving.
ABA-backed legislation will help domestic violence survivors get pro bono legal help
The Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 moved through Congress with strong bipartisan support. The ABA is applauding the enactment this past fall of legislation to help survivors of domestic violence gain access to pro bono legal services.
Burford Capital $50 million litigation fund headed by women and female-owned firms
The Equity Project aims to enable female litigators to become leaders in significant matters, claim origination more easily, and nab new business by offering clients alternative fees.
Web 100: Get informed, be entertained and maybe even transform your practice with tech
How so, exactly? For the first time, the ABA Journal’s extensive favorites list has added a web tools category that includes apps, subscription services and other digital solutions.
Web 100: Web tools
This was a breakout year for legal technology on the web, from subscription services to access-to-justice helpers. Our judges and readers all had their own favorites. Let us know about yours.
Other People’s Money: Rise of litigation finance companies raises legal and ethical concerns
Litigation financing is third-party funding of legal cases. Legal financing companies provide a nonrecourse cash advance to litigants—usually plaintiffs—in exchange for a percentage of the judgment or settlement. It is not considered a loan but rather a form of asset purchase or venture capital.
Blawg 100 Hall of Fame
The list of best law blogs has grown to 60, with five new additions for 2018.
The future of e-learning is here
Ari Kaplan spoke with Steve Gluckman, founder and CEO of LawFirmElearning, a provider of customized, on-demand learning for the legal industry. He is the author of E-learning for Law Firms, published by the American Bar Association in 2006, and a former senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Business and Government.
Only 57 percent of new partners are satisfied with pay; they may earn less than senior associates

For many lawyers, partnership is the brass ring they have long sought. But compensation and other aspects of partnership are not necessarily in line with their expectations.

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Kirkland drops mandatory arbitration of associate workplace disputes after call for boycott
Kirkland & Ellis will no longer require associates and summer associates to agree to mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes.

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