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A rare challenge in Maryland judge’s race

April Ademiluyi is running to unseat Circuit Court Judge Herman C. Dawson, who has been criticized for levying harsh penalties on juvenile defendants and approving settlement-purchase deals that ... read more

The Importance of Having a Mentor in the Legal Profession

Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic at the University of Miami. To gain practical experience with real matters in bankruptcy court ... Young lawyers joining a firm ... read more

No Country For Old Lawyers: Rural U.S. Faces A Legal Desert

“Basically, the rural profession is in most places aging really quickly, and young lawyers are ... has had exactly that experience. “Getting bored is about the farthest thing I could say happens being ... read more

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Many Say He’s the Least Qualified Lawyer Ever to Lead a Guantánamo Case. He Agrees.

No lawyer with so little experience ... has jousted with the military tribunal, making his appraisal of it clear by wearing a kangaroo pin on his court jacket. “Under the law, we had to quit. We had ... read more


Q&A: Bell Law Firm founder a remedy for wronged patients

Who was the biggest influence in your career (mentor, teacher, relative)? One of my greatest influences was the first military judge I appeared ... there were very few lawyers taking on these cases ... read more

Lack of Recourse for Wrongfully Discharged US Military Rape Survivors

[11] Human Rights Watch recognizes ... from an administrative law judge. Applicants must therefore rely on the Boards to consider fully their written submissions and evidence when making a decision. ... read more

A Judge’s Wayward Son

Winkfield, a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Veteran ... judge. He apologized for “my lack of judgment” to the court and his family and “all of those who I’ve hurt.” In a steady, clear voice he ... read more

Special Report: Elite law firms spin gold from getting cases before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On a March morning in 2011, lawyer Ted Boutrous approached the lectern at the U.S. Supreme Court. Boutrous represented the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart , in one of the ... read more

‘Repugnant’ — or ‘fair’? Debate erupts over judge’s decision in Stanford sexual assault case

A sexual assault victim speaks to a former Stanford student] Persky argued those types of cases before Robert Foley, a veteran judge who said he was “absolutely one of the best lawyers who ever ... read more

Most Influential 2018: Judge David O. Carter and attorney Brooke Weitzman force Orange County to address homelessness

This would be the first time Weitzman would bring a motion in federal court ... to say the sweep of what’s taking place likely would not be happening without the choreography of Carter, a veteran ... read more

VA official who exploited veterans in fraud scam gets 11 years

In court, King admitted his crimes but asked for forgiveness, saying he had a caseload of 250 veterans and failed to check on schools. "I can't say I am not responsible for it because I am, and I am ... read more

Would-be lawyer concedes she ‘didn’t get the whole civility thing at all’ at Law Society of Ontario hearing

A bright young ... court clerk’s office, ticked off after waiting some four hours to be served; that she’d “scooped” another lawyer’s client from a courthouse, which is not allowed; that she’d tweeted ... read more



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