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Chicago police use excessive force, without being held accountable, Justice Department finds Chicago police use excessive force, by pattern or practice, and minorities are most affected, according to a Justice Department report released on Friday. The use…
ABA Journal | Jan 13, 2017 4:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suit claims arrests over social media posts and rap lyrics violated First Amendment rights Two men arrested and detained by San Diego police because of rap lyrics and social media posts have filed a federal lawsuit for alleged violation…
ABA Journal | Jan 13, 2017 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Justice Departments inspector general will review handling of Clinton email probe The Justice Departments inspector general announced on Thursday he will review how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Inspector General…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 6:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On-hold callers may not become lawyers clients, study suggests Law firms may be ruining their chances with new clients because of their telephone manners, an audio-branding firm suggests. According to a new study released…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 5:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Billable hour pricing is effectively dead because of budget caps, report says Most law firms say they use the billable hour model for pricing most of their work, but the reality is different, according to a new…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 4:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
It may look fishy, but new justice could decide cases without participating in oral arguments Tradition, rather than law, is the reason new justices who join the U.S. Supreme Court do not decide cases unless they participate in oral arguments.…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 3:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
These BigLaw firms had the best record for promoting women to partner Three large law firms promoted only women to partnership in 2016. Five law firms promoted only men. Overall, 36.7 percent of the lawyers promoted to…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 3:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Build legal tech tools with actual lawyer-users in mind When I was a kid, my dad used to caution me against seeing other peoples concerns through my own eyes. When youre a hammer, not…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 2:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lawyers rewrite simplifies Instagrams terms of use Instagrams terms of use run more than 5,000 words and encompass at least seven printed pages. They are written at a postgraduate level, though the…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Not one Kansas state senator is a lawyer, making compliance with obscure statute impossible An obscure Kansas statute requires at least one lawyer from the state senate to participate in a committee that handles some claims against the state.…
ABA Journal | Jan 12, 2017 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend