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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 05.06.15

    * elena kagan portraitThis profile makes the case for Elena Kagan as your new favorite Justice. (Don’t worry RBG, you’ll always be first in Staci’s heart.) [American Prospect]

    * The lateral partner wheel of fortune has taken another spin; Cozen O’Conner has added 8 lawyers from Dickstein Shapiro’s state Attorneys General practice group, that’s almost the entirety of the group. [National Law Journal]

    * Speaking of lateral partner moves, are they worth it when clients get fed up with the disruption and potential conflicts that these moves cause? [Law360]

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    This profile makes the case for Elena Kagan to be your new favorite Justice. (Don't worry RBG, you'll always be first in Staci's heart.) [American Prospect]

    * The lateral partner wheel of fortune has taken another spin; Cozen O'Conner has added 8 lawyers from Dickstein Shapiro's state Attorneys General practice group, that's almost the entirety of the group. [National Law Journal]

    * Speaking of lateral partner moves, are they worth it when clients get fed up with the disruption and potential conflicts that these moves cause? [Law360]

    * After the scathing DOJ report detailing injustice, the City of Ferguson needs some quality lawyering. They got it in Winston & Strawn chairperson, Dan Webb, but it won't come cheap. [American Lawyer]

    * After egregious discovery delays caused a district judge to enter a default judgment as to liability against the defendant, a French drone maker, a jury awarded $7.8 million in damages in a patent infringement case. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * Loretta Lynch makes her first official trip as Attorney General, to Baltimore to meet with community leaders, police, and the family of Freddie Gray. [NPR]

    11 Comments / / May 6, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.05.15

    via Flickr user Roger Alcantara

    via Flickr user Roger Alcantara

    * Manny Pacquiao is headed to court after a pair of Nevada fans sued him for failing to disclose his torn rotator cuff before entering the ring. They feel this was dishonest, but Manny is a politician, so… [Bloomberg Business]

    * Trial of man who knocked out his lawyer delayed after he… attacked his new lawyer. [Post Star]

    * What are the lyrics to “Louie, Louie”? It’s a question that stumped our “top men” back in the day. [The Legal Satyricon]

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    * Manny Pacquiao is headed to court after a pair of Nevada fans sued him for failing to disclose his torn rotator cuff before entering the ring. They feel this was dishonest, but Manny is a politician, so... [Bloomberg Business]

    * Trial of man who knocked out his lawyer delayed after he... attacked his new lawyer. [Post Star]

    * What are the lyrics to "Louie, Louie"? It's a question that stumped our "top men" back in the day. [The Legal Satyricon]

    * Tort reform advocates talk a big game, but the harms they try to cure are mostly non-existent. [LFC 360]

    * Could this be another Indiana lawyer behaving badly? [Indianapolis Star]

    * Lat will be chatting about his unusual career path -- in case you hadn't heard, he has a book, Supreme Ambitions (affiliate link) -- in Denver on May 13. [Federalist Society]

    * Speaking of Colorado, a prisoner there serving a life sentence wrote Above the Law the other day explaining that his pro bono lawyer had died and asking us for legal help. We don't do that kind of work, but if you're an interested criminal defense lawyer in Colorado, let us know.

    / May 5, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Career Files, Law Schools, Pre-Law, Student Loans

    We Would Be Better Off If 30 Law Schools Closed

    A modest proposal for reforming legal education: cull the herd.

    22 Comments / / May 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    Biglaw, Law Schools

    What Font Should You Use For Your Résumé? Apparently This Matters To People.

    The latest style issue that has mainstream media in a tizzy: what font you should use on your résumé. But do these tips really apply to lawyers?

    16 Comments / / May 5, 2015 at 4:40 PM