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Why have automated timekeeping programs failed to gain a foothold in the industry?

Home In-Depth Reporting Why have automated timekeeping programs failed… Technology By Sean LaRoque-Doherty November 1, 2019, 2:20 am CDT Photo illustration by Sara Wadford/Shutterstock The sooner law firms bill clients, the sooner they get paid. Everyone knows that, but the billing process gets bogged down in the first step: getting time entered in a proper …

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Attorney balances his firm’s demands with duties as a judge in local, federal and tribal courts

Home In-Depth Reporting Attorney balances his firm’s demands with… Law Practice By Richard Acello November 1, 2019, 2:10 am CDT Photo illustration by Sara Wadford/Shutterstock To borrow an analogy from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., if lawyers are baseball players and judges are umpires, then Greg Smith not only calls balls and strikes, he …

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China’s all-virtual specialty internet courts look set to expand into other areas of the law

Home In-Depth Reporting China’s all-virtual specialty internet courts… Technology By Jason Tashea November 1, 2019, 2:00 am CDT Photo courtesy of Sara Xia In September, Beijing’s internet court celebrated its one-year anniversary. The second of three such pilot courts in China, internet courts are limited subject-matter courts for civil and administrative claims stemming from e-commerce …

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We can be smart, ambitious and accomplished members of the legal profession without being jerks

Home In-Depth Reporting We can be smart, ambitious and accomplished… Advocacy By Heidi K. Brown November 1, 2019, 1:50 am CDT Illustration by Brenan Sharp/Shutterstock Many individuals in our profession—attorneys, judges, clients—have high expectations of themselves, others and the profession. They are intelligent and hardworking, yet they also are kind, considerate and respectful in interpersonal …

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The ethics argument for promoting equality in the profession

Home In-Depth Reporting The ethics argument for promoting equality… Ethics By David Douglass November 1, 2019, 1:40 am CDT Shutterstock In 2016, the ABA took another important step in the ongoing battle to eliminate discrimination and promote diversity in the legal profession. It amended its Model Rules of Professional Conduct to declare discrimination professional misconduct, …

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Holocaust survivor has dedicated his career to serving others

Home In-Depth Reporting Holocaust survivor has dedicated his career… Members Who Inspire By Amanda Robert November 1, 2019, 1:30 am CDT Photo by Caitlyn Stroh/AP Images John Rosenberg likes to tell people we’re in a country where the rule of law means something, where no one is above the law. “Lawyers make a difference,” he …

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Commission on Immigration urges widespread reform

Home In-Depth Reporting Commission on Immigration urges widespread… Annual Meeting By Lorelei Laird November 1, 2019, 1:10 am CDT Shutterstock At the ABA House of Delegates meeting in San Francisco in August, Massachusetts Bar Association delegate Kevin Curtin asked the delegates to consider the position today’s asylum-seekers find themselves in. “A person comes to our …

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High school advocates renew hope for answers to civil rights-era mysteries

Home In-Depth Reporting High school advocates renew hope for answers… Report from Governmental Affairs By Holly Cook November 1, 2019, 12:50 am CDT Students meet with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones before he introduced the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act in the Senate in July 2018. press.coldcaseact.com Racially motivated murders and crimes committed more …

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