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The Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program wishes to thank Texas Lawyer for publishing the article 'The Depressed Lawyer: Recognizing and Helping Those in Crisis' in your February issue. We applaud any effort to draw attention to the critical need to address substance use, mental health issues and overall ...
Justice Karen K. Peters has been named as Chair of New York's Permanent Commission on Justice for children which was formed in 1988 to improve the life chances of justice-involved children and adolescents. A former Presiding Justice of New York's Appellate Division, Third Department, she will ...

A video monitor shows school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, center, making an appearance before Judge Kim Theresa Mollica in Broward County Court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale. Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fla., ...
Lawyers for a Tennessee man who was sentenced to death are asking a judge to disqualify Shelby County DA Amy Weirich's entire office from involvement in his retrial. Weirich appeared in court Friday to address the case, which was continued until next week so the defendant, Andrew Thomas, can be ...
Who doesn't like winning awards? Unfortunately, so many of the awards handed out in this profession have a direct or indirect pay-to-play feel to them and if an award isn't about genuine recognition, it loses some of that luster. Who really wants to be known as a "UltraLawyer" at that point? Which is why it's ...
corporations, lawyers say, have been reluctant to allow a case to go to trial and risk having a legal definition of "natural" emerge -- which might set standards companies would have to meet. As a result, the bulk of the lawsuits filed over the past decade have been settled, dismissed or, more recently, stayed ...
Is bitcoin a Ponzi scheme? Should the SEC take over? Take this quiz and let us know what you think. By Joe Patrice. Feb 15, 2018 at 5:58 PM. 37Shares. While blockchain becomes a bigger and bigger factor in the legal world, it's time the profession considers just what to do with the technology's first killer application: ...
In response to the solicitor general's appeal, lawyers for the California plaintiffs noted that President Trump has repeatedly said he wants to preserve protections for the so-called Dreamers. They argued that the court should not intervene now when Congress is debating proposals to extend the Deferred ...
Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., ...
Andrews Kurth declined to comment on the departures, but dozens of the Houston-based firm's Texas lawyers have changed firms in recent weeks. Beneficiaries of the lateral moves include White & Case, which opened an office in Houston this month, Katten Muchin & Rosenman, which opened an office in ...
A war court judge, reversing himself from remarks a day earlier, said Wednesday that he was still deciding whether to send U.S. Marshals to pick up two civilian defense lawyers who quit the USS Cole case and then ignored a subpoena to appear at the war court. "I said very clearly yesterday that I want ...
But as the attacks have continued -- and continued -- with defense lawyers reiterating over more than 18 hours how Mr. Howe had lied, deceived and manipulated, Judge Valerie E. Caproni of Federal District Court in Manhattan has apparently had enough. "Move on," she has said more than once.
WASHINGTON - The judge presiding over the criminal prosecutions of two of the men charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation chided lawyers Wednesday for the number of sealed filings they've made, and said she was determined to set a trial date soon to keep the case moving ...
I don't know if lawyers care about Valentine's Day or not. I wonder whether this "holiday" truly serves a purpose, but is rather just another opportunity for retailers of all kinds to cash in on our consumer appetites. Since our economy runs on consumer spending, the answer must be obvious. This is a "holiday" ...
Lawyers say Kansas professor was on plane being deported when judge granted temporary stay. A chemist who has lived in Kansas for 30 years was already on a plane being deported when a federal immigration board issued a new stay Monday, lawyers said. by Associated Press / Feb.13.2018 / 7:00 AM ...
New Jersey's attorney general has joined his counterparts across the country in calling for federal lawmakers to put an end to secret negotiations that keep sexual harassment cases hidden from the court system. "Access to our judicial system is a fundamental right, and the victims of sexual harassment ...

Uresti's lawyers filed a December court document listing a powerful collection of judges, politicians and lawyers to potentially testify on the San Antonio Democrat's behalf, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, former San Antonio mayors Julian Castro and Henry Cisneros, state district judges Peter Sakai and ...
The intersection of trial lawyer opportunism, climate orthodoxy, and political expediency has become a busy and increasingly perilous place. Over the summer, Richmond, Marin County, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo County, Imperial Beach, Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz County in California filed suit ...
prosecutors were ordered Tuesday to draft warrants permitting U.S. Marshals to seize two civilian defense attorneys who left the USS Cole terrorism case and have refused to comply with a subpoena from the judge who is presiding over the case. The judge, Air Force Col. Vance Spath, said he was ...
Michigan State University can't be held responsible for emotional distress suffered by a student sexually assaulted on campus or from the victim seeing the attacker again on university grounds, lawyers from MSU argue in recent court filings. The lawyers also argue that the university taking a long time to ...
Elaine Wynn wanted to sabotage her ex-husband's business and fortune, lawyers for casino developer Steve Wynn told a Las Vegas judge on Tuesday. But in a legal battle over her removal from the company's board, her attorneys quickly rejected the claim, pointing out that she owned significant stock in ...
Lawyers for a New Hampshire woman suing for the right to collect a $560 million Powerball jackpot anonymously have been inundated with harebrained messages from strangers offering to help their client in exchange for a cut of her winnings, court records show. Attorneys for the woman, identified in legal ...
I can imagine non-lawyers saying that Donald Trump's lawyers are already ethically compromised. Representing a petty despot who demands fealty to himself and not the law is never easy. But, plotted against the global historical stage, representing Trump is an easy ethical call. Lawyers represent the ...
However, Biglaw lawyers can and do fall just as far, if not farther, than the solo who practices "door law" in a storefront office in a "flyover town" in a "flyover state." I don't feel sorry for him. Highly educated, he threw away an opportunity that so many lawyers would kill for -- err, perhaps not kill, not even steal ...
In Denver, the firm added three lawyers, led by shareholder Chuck Cotter, a corporate lawyer with expertise on venture capital deals in the food, beverage and consumer products space. In Washington, the firm announced that Iliana Peters, who worked for several years as an official in the civil rights office ...
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for Rick Gates, the co-defendant of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, cited unspecified "irreconcilable differences" with their client in asking to leave the case, but a federal judge did not immediately rule on their request after a sealed hearing ...
The pleading provided no further details, citing a need to maintain attorney-client confidences. The lawyers' motion to seal that filing said its disclosure "would potentially be prejudicial to the Defendant as well as embarrassing." Jackson appears to have disagreed, since she ordered those papers released.
In an unusual effort to redirect judicial politics in San Francisco, four lawyers from the city public defender's office announced their candidacies for Superior Court judge on Wednesday, all seeking to unseat appointees of Republican governors. "Conservative judges are out of touch. They don't know what it ...
The lawyers told the court they couldn't provide more details about their specific reasons because that could breach the privileged attorney-client relationship. They also said revealing more details could prejudice possible future jurors against Gates and are potentially "embarrassing." The development ...
The Recorder catches up with Brad Johnson of Sacramento's Harrison, Temblador, Hungerford & Johnson. "This has been a trying time for us as attorneys because there's not a great deal of assurance in some of the guidance we're providing our clients," he says. "And the best that we can do is continually ...
#MeToo movement: After allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein were revealed, women across the country took part in a #MeToo movement, sharing stories of sexual harassment and assault and "fueling a moment of reckoning about the treatment of women in the workplace," wrote TIME.
Missing money, misused money and healthcare fraud put three South Florida attorneys on the most recent Florida Bar discipline report and out of the legal business for a while. The Miami-Dade and Broward attorneys most recently disciplined by the state Supreme Court, in alphabetical order: ▫ A December ...
Dozens of lawyers and Lobbyists had a role in bringing a legal marijuana industry to New York state. The law firms and lobby shops that were involved in and pushed the rise of medical marijuana are now gearing up for the next frontier: a recreational scheme. Realization of such regulatory work in the ...
... report on mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession. Today, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates will vote on a proposal recommending that law firms, law schools, and others improve their mental health and substance abuse programs for lawyers and law students.
One of the first and most influential lawyers to represent blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses is joining one of the industry's oldest startups in an executive role. Announced today, Marco Santori is leaving Cooley LLP, where he's been a partner since November 2016, to become the president and chief ...
An activist holds a #MeToo sign during a news conference on a Title IX lawsuit outside the Department of education on Jan. 25, 2018, in Washington. More and more since the #MeToo movement began, lawyers are telling potential clients there is nothing they can do to help women who were sexually ...
'Collateral arrests' by ICE amount to racial profiling, violate immigrants' rights, lawyers say ... Lawyers and advocates say the "arrest everyone first, ask questions later" approach -- which some see as a response to the "sanctuary city" movement -- violates immigrants' constitutional rights and constitutes ...
It seems fair to say, 11 years after James Brown's death, that his estate planning has failed in its major mission: to distribute his wealth efficiently. Not a penny has gone to any of the beneficiaries of his will, who include underprivileged children in Georgia and South Carolina, to whom Mr. Brown sought to ...
ABA President Hilarie Bass is expressing concerns that an anti-money laundering bill would undermine the attorney-client privilege and impose "burdensome and intrusive regulations" on small businesses and their lawyers. In a letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bass asks the committee ...
SeaWorld's lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright and Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert filed a motion for sanctions in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California late last year claiming the Covington lawyers filed claims they knew were frivolous, and worked to feed discovery material to an ...
Warner, like Babbitt and Land, are joining the Kansas City, Missouri-based Am Law 100 firm from Franczek Radelet, a firm focused on labor and employment and education work that has around 40 lawyers all based in Chicago. The trio joined Franczek Radelet in 2011 after it absorbed their old shop, ...
Three lawyers for Rick Gates, the Trump campaign aide and Paul Manafort business partner who was indicted in October by Robert Mueller, are withdrawing as counsel, Politico reports. Why it matters: As Politico notes, "speculation has been mounting that [Gates] might be seeking to cooperate with the ...
Last year, Van Dyke's lawyers attempted to subpoena independent journalist Jamie Kalven to force his testimony on his reporting on McDonald's shooting. But Gaughan quashed the subpoena in December, saying the defense did not adequately show that the testimony was relevant to its case. Motions for ...
In an email, Wu declined to comment, citing an order from the judge barring the parties and their lawyers from communicating with the press about issues material to the case. A spokesman for Mack said the lawyer had no comment and McAvoy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has gathered enough steam that some lawyers representing key Donald Trump associates are considering the possibility of a historic first: an indictment against a sitting president. While many legal experts contend that Mueller lacks the standing to ...
Lawyers representing Governor Eric Greitens say that such a move is unwarranted. Confide, like Signal and other popular encrypted-messaging apps, auto-deletes messages after a certain period of time, making automated record-keeping of those messages very difficult, if not impossible. Use of such apps ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump's re-election campaign raised $15.2 million in the last three months of last year, and spent $1.2 million on legal fees -- with much of the cash going to law firms responding to investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election -- according to campaign ...
A source close to Assange has said his lawyers believe the International Court Of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, may hold the key to securing his freedom. Attorneys say that if the diplomatic status awarded Assange by Ecuador is recognized and confirmed by international law, the British Foreign ...
Johnny Depp is fighting against the idea he owes his ex-lawyers money after they parted ways because he claims there was never an official written contract between the two. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Depp claims that deal he had with Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal ...


 

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