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Bar Exams, California

California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two

Major reform for one of the most idiosyncratic — and toughest — bar exams in the nation.

37 Comments / / Jul 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Small Law Firms

    Beyond Biglaw: Speak Kindly… About Yourself At Least

    Lawyers must train themselves to never speak ill of themselves, according to columnist Gaston Kroub.

    10 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.21.15

    Demi Moore (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty)

    Demi Moore (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty)

    * Because sometimes the application of the law seems like an indecent proposal: Demi Moore is “in absolute shock” because she may be facing a lawsuit for negligent supervision due to a pool drowning that occurred at her home while she was out of the country. [Fox News]

    * “The bow tie is a manifestation of my unwillingness to become part of the rabble.” Male lawyers face harsh criticism about their fashion choices, too, and these New Jersey attorneys will wear their bow ties with pride, no matter what. [Bergen Record]

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    * Because sometimes the application of the law seems like an indecent proposal: Demi Moore is "in absolute shock" because she may be facing a lawsuit for negligent supervision due to a pool drowning that occurred at her home while she was out of the country. [Fox News]

    * "The bow tie is a manifestation of my unwillingness to become part of the rabble." Male lawyers face harsh criticism about their fashion choices, too, and these New Jersey attorneys will wear their bow ties with pride, no matter what. [Bergen Record]

    * In a recent interview, Justice Alito critiqued his SCOTUS colleagues for adopting a seemingly limitless interpretation of the 14th Amendment: "I don’t know what the limits of substantive liberty protection under the 14th Amendment are at this point.” [Legal Times]

    * If you'd like to be a federal appellate judge by the age of 35, then Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit has some advice for you. First and foremost, know where to "peddle your wares" -- get a job in Washington, D.C., ASAP. [Concurring Opinions via ABA Journal]

    * Managing partners, repeat this mantra: Don't do a Dewey! Thanks to the D&L financial disaster, Biglaw firms have decided to cut back on or ditch bank loans completely and get by with a little help from their friends partners in times of need. [Wall Street Journal]

    18 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    eDiscovery, Technology

    Meet Ana Levin, Everlaw’s World-Traveling Head Of Marketing & PR

    Given how cheap and easy it is to build products and take them to market, many lawyers (maybe even you!) are contemplating building their own products they could market to lawyers.

    12 Comments / / Jul 20, 2015 at 5:29 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.20.15

    Moe_Greene* What do Moe Greene (RIP Alex Rocco) and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act have in common? Beside, of course, trying to stand up to the Godfather… [FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog]

    * Bet this was a sentence you didn’t think you’d read after Scalia’s whiny dissent in Obergefell: Scalia may have helped the LGBT cause. [Slate]

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    * What do Moe Greene (RIP Alex Rocco) and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act have in common? Beside, of course, trying to stand up to the Godfather... [FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog]

    * Bet this was a sentence you didn't think you'd read after Scalia's whiny dissent in Obergefell: Scalia may have helped the LGBT cause. [Slate]

    * Are you halfway through your summer associateship and have no idea how you're doing? Well, your firm isn't likely to illuminate much, so here's a self-assessment to peruse. [Ms. JD]

    * "Are attorneys using AOL (as their email address) SOL?" Maybe not in their legal practice, but in another, more profound way, yes. Yes they are. [J.Key J.D.]

    * Do attorneys actually need help saying "me first?" Well, if you're the outlier, here's some help. [Attorney At Work]

    * In sentencing disgraced former Representative Michael Grimm, U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen ignored 35 letters in support of leniency for Grimm and quoted extensively from an activist's letter blasting the former Congressman for "his lack of morals and unscrupulous actions." [Staten Island Advance]

    8 Comments / / Jul 20, 2015 at 5:03 PM