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US lawyers stand up for judiciary in Trump row

Bar president calls for end to personal attacks on judges and prosecutors.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Peers alarmed at Henry VIII powers in divorce bill

Lords committee says the lord chancellor's powers could radically alter the rationale for the reforms.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend

A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer. Oliver Jason Brown,…
ABA Journal - Published

Equality Act would afford federal protections to LGBTQ+ individuals, ABA president says

ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, urging members to support the Equality Act of 2019, which would prohibit…
ABA Journal - Published

Judge blocks ‘extensive and burdensome’ state law on ballot initiatives

A federal judge in South Dakota ruled Thursday that a new law requiring people who circulate ballot petitions to provide the state with their personal…
ABA Journal - Published

Appeals court rejects comptroller’s attempt to label bikini-latex clubs as ‘sexually oriented businesses’

Bikini-latex clubs in Texas were handed a win Thursday, after a Houston court rejected an appeal arguing that latex-clad entertainers are considered nude under the…
ABA Journal - Published

Federal appeals court approves diversion of military funds to border wall construction

The Trump administration can now tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled…
ABA Journal - Published

Listed law firm partners rake in millions by selling shares

Gateley announces placing of 4.75m shares at not less than £2 apiece.
Law Society Gazette - Published

‘Model statute’ to hold governments to account on climate change

International Bar Association publishes measure to ‘lower procedural hurdles’.
Law Society Gazette - Published

US bar votes for ownership reform - with caveats

American Bar Association resolution calls on states to 'explore regulatory innovations'.
Law Society Gazette - Published

£2.4m more? Explain yourself, Chancery Lane tells ombudsman

Law Society points out solicitors' frustrations with complaints handler as proposals for budget increase are opposed.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Bryan Stevenson calls on lawyers to get uncomfortable and deepen commitment to justice

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, urged his fellow attorneys to deepen their commitment to justice, be willing to get…
ABA Journal - Published

Why do experienced female lawyers leave? Disrespect, social constraints, ABA survey says

Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark. …
ABA Journal - Published

Nothing in the pot for employees at failed PI firm

Work in progress at Nesbit Law has failed to recover significant funds due to poor quality of cases.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Applications open for diversity access scheme

Law Society initiative supports people facing exceptional obstacles to qualify as a solicitor.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Disclosure pilot not a stick to beat opponents, says Vos

Chancellor of the High Court says the bench will start to punish parties using pilot as a litigation tactic.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Deloitte pairs with PhD tech entrepreneurs

Big Four accountancy firm announces collaboration with Conception X, a scheme which helps students create technology start-ups.
Law Society Gazette - Published

High street big names to create ‘conveyancing powerhouse’

McMillan Williams and Taylor Rose TTKW hope to reach merger agreement this week, Gazette understands.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Caroline Flack criticism prompts CPS to explain itself

The TV presenter, who was due to appear in court next month, was found dead on Saturday.
Law Society Gazette - Published

SRA finds huge discrepancy in law school pass rates

Unclear why pass rates for the Legal Practice Course range from 100% to under 30%, regulator says. 
Law Society Gazette - Published

Congress should exempt Puerto Rico from shipping law, ABA House says

A nearly century-old shipping regulation is hampering Puerto Rico's economic and physical recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year, and Congress should enact…
ABA Journal - Published

Ruling elite

The bench still looks nothing like the society from which it is drawn, reports Melanie Newman. Do we need targets and quotas, or are some barriers to judicial diversity self-imposed?
Law Society Gazette - Published

Clinical negligence and PI costs

Civil procedure.
Law Society Gazette - Published

News focus: Confidentiality and public confidence in family justice

Sir Andrew McFarlane is undertaking a review of transparency in the family courts, but it must provide the correct balance between protecting privacy and promoting openness.
Law Society Gazette - Published

News focus: Family justice seen to be done

Sir Andrew McFarlane is undertaking a review of transparency in the family courts, but it must provide the correct balance between protecting privacy and promoting openness.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Axed AG eyes reform of judiciary

Geoffrey Cox QC says government is in no ‘headlong rush’ to curtail judicial independence.
Law Society Gazette - Published

US legal profession gears up for reform with 'innovation' push

Regulators still not prepared to change rules but given biggest sign yet that times must change.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Taking the controls

In-house counsel are wary of a ‘golden age’ for private practice which can mean partner profits taking priority over client needs. Eduardo Reyes reports from the Gazette’s latest roundtable
Law Society Gazette - Published

SDT decisions

Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
Law Society Gazette - Published

Chief justice considering possibility of ethics code for Supreme Court, Kagan reveals

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is considering whether to create an ethics code for Supreme Court justices, Justice Elena Kagan told…
ABA Journal - Published

'Judicial reviews support parliament': law chiefs respond to AG appointment

Suella Braverman wrote in a recent article that courts are exercising a form of political power.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Couple's Islamic ceremony 'did not create a marriage' – Court of Appeal

Ruling prompts calls for marriage laws to be updated to reflect modern society.
Law Society Gazette - Published

Solicitor who overcharged clients and lied about bills struck off

Ieuan Michael Jones was found to have overcharged clients to keep the firm afloat and financially benefit.
Law Society Gazette - Published

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