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    Gold, Cash And A Car: Gov't Has Edge In 2nd Bribery Case

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez previously dodged a corruption conviction when a federal bribery case against him ended in a hung jury six years ago, but former prosecutors say a new indictment unsealed Friday paints a much more serious picture for the New Jersey politician — and reveals alleged conduct that one attorney said "stinks to high heaven."

  • 'Boogaloo' Ideology Swayed Driver in Court Murder, Jury Told

    A man charged with driving the getaway vehicle during the fatal 2020 shooting of a federal courthouse security guard was driven by the extremist "Boogaloo" ideology, a desire to overthrow the government and "deep animosity" for the judicial system, prosecutors told jurors during trial closing arguments on Friday.

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    Access To Justice Cases To Watch This Term

    In the term beginning next week, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to return to some of the most hot-button issues concerning civil rights: guns, free speech, race discrimination, and potentially more.

  • Kagan Calls High Court Ethics Code A 'Good Idea'

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Friday lamented the public's souring perception of the high court, saying that in order to restore the court's image the justices must address "legitimate" concerns about ethics and stop upending long-standing precedent.

  • Sen. Menendez Temporarily Steps Down As Committee Chair

    Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., who was indicted on Friday on bribery charges, will temporarily step down from his role as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

  • Chevron Doctrine Supporters Flock To High Court In Key Case

    Health groups, scientists, a labor union, small businesses and environmentalists are urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to strike down a nearly 40-year-old precedent that allows judges to defer to federal agencies' interpretations of law in rulemaking disputes, arguing it's a valuable and reliable tool in administrative law cases.

  • NJ Gov. Calls For Menendez To Resign Over 'Disturbing' Charges

    In the wake of an indictment alleging that Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife have had a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen, Gov. Phil Murphy and other prominent Democrats called on Friday for his resignation.

  • Eastern District Of Mich. Judge To Take Inactive Status

    Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the Eastern District of Michigan, who struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages in 2014, will take inactive status at the end of the year and then substitute for federal magistrates, according to an announcement on Thursday.

  • NJ Courts Turn Attention To AI Impact With New Committee

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has launched a 31-member committee on artificial intelligence, it announced Friday, bringing together legal and other experts to study the possible effects of AI on court operations and the legal field.

  • NJ Judicial Protections Law Survives Constitutional Challenge

    A journalist has lost his New Jersey state lawsuit seeking an exception to a state law shielding judges' and others' personal information from public disclosure, with a judge finding that those protections outweighed the benefits of publishing a story documenting the home address of a city police director

  • Georgia DAs' Fear Of 'Witch Hunt' Unfounded, Judge Told

    Counsel for members of Georgia's new commission tasked with investigating complaints against prosecutors urged an Atlanta judge Friday to reject an attempt by four district attorneys to halt the commission's work before it starts accepting complaints Oct. 1.

  • Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith To Retire

    Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims will be retiring at the end of the month.

  • 'Overzealous' Fla. Atty Gets Discipline For Criticizing Judge

    A Florida attorney received an admonishment and must attend ethics school after he "crossed the line" by unintentionally impugning a judge, an action in violation of Florida Bar rules, court records show.

  • Dealer Seeks 25 Years In Deaths Of Akin Gump Atty, 2 Others

    A New Jersey man convicted of distributing the drugs that killed three young Manhattan professionals, including a first-year lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, asked a federal court for a 25-year prison sentence, the minimum punishment recommended by probation officials.

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    Former Judge, Ex-Wells Fargo Exec Join JAMS In Calif.

    Alternative dispute resolution provider JAMS made two new additions to its panel in California, including a retired Sonoma County Superior Court judge and a former Wells Fargo vice president and senior counsel.

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    Texas AG Paxton's Troubles Endure After Impeachment Win

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is back on the job after being cleared by the Texas Senate at his impeachment trial over his ties to real estate investor Nate Paul. Yet the embattled politician's legal troubles are far from over.

  • Russian Exec Should Get 21 Mos. For Asylum Fraud, Feds Say

    The co-director of an immigration assistance company should get 21 months in prison for facilitating years of asylum fraud, perjuring himself during trial and defending his conduct after his conviction, Manhattan federal prosecutors said in a filing Thursday.

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    NJ Scales Back Mental Health Disclosures For Bar Applicants

    Ahead of the next round of bar exam applications in October, the New Jersey Supreme Court is revising how it asks applicants about their mental health history so as to not discourage them from seeking treatment.

  • Pittsburgh Man Charged For Knife In Court, Harassing Judge

    A Pittsburgh man is facing criminal charges for allegedly carrying a knife past security at the Allegheny County Courthouse and threatening to follow a judge to his car in order to talk about his case, according to court documents released Friday.

  • Immigration Judges' Free Speech Challenge Tossed Again

    A Virginia federal judge has ruled that the National Association of Immigration Judges has standing to challenge a policy the judges say violates their right to freely discuss their immigration views in public but ultimately nixed their lawsuit, saying it belongs elsewhere.

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    Bradley Arant Bolsters Dallas Shop With Ex-Fed. Prosecutor

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has strengthened its government enforcement and investigations practice group by adding a former assistant U.S. attorney to its Dallas roster.

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    With Senior Status, Judge Wu Takes Legendary Mom's Advice

    U.S. District Judge George Wu is not just a powerhouse of California's Central District, but also the son of famed Hollywood restaurant owner Sylvia Wu, a legendary entrepreneur whose advice he took when he recently made the decision to take senior status on the bench.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    Summer ended with another action-packed week for the legal industry as BigLaw firms expanded their practices and reach. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

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    NJ Sen. Menendez Took Bribes For Egyptian Aid, Feds Charge

    Manhattan federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Friday charging Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., with steering billions of dollars worth of military aid to Egypt and attempting to interfere in criminal prosecutions in exchange for bribes.

  • 5th Circ. Scraps $125M Ruling Over Judge-Atty Friendship

    The Fifth Circuit on Thursday vacated a $124.5 million award to the tenant of a Lake Charles, Louisiana, seaport in its yearslong contract fight with the port, finding that allegations the magistrate judge never disclosed her longtime friendship with the seaport's counsel raise "serious doubts" about the port's consent for the jurist to hear the case.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.

  • Opinion

    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.

  • Law Firms Cannot Ignore Attorneys' Personal Cybersecurity Author Photo

    Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.

  • Why Writing CLE Should Be Mandatory For Lawyers Author Photo

    Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.

  • How To Find Your Inner Calm When Client Obligations Pile Up Author Photo

    In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Support Gen Z Attorneys? Author Photo

    Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.

  • Firm Tips For Helping New Lawyers Succeed Post-Pandemic Author Photo

    Ten steps can help firms significantly enhance the experience of attorneys who started their careers in the coronavirus pandemic era, including facilitating opportunities for cross-firm connection, which can ultimately help build momentum for business development, says Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners.

  • Advice For Summer Associates Uneasy About Offer Prospects Author Photo

    There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.

  • Keys To Managing The Stresses Of Law School Author Photo

    Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.

  • Can Mandatory CLE Mitigate Implicit Bias's Negative Impacts? Author Photo

    Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.

  • Ditch The Frills And Start Writing Legal Letters In Plain English Author Photo

    To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.



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