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Unintended consequences of PACER – Life for ‘snitches’ has become dangerous

buildingA survey has found close to 700 witnesses and informants have been threatened, wounded or killed over a recent three-year period. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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A high tech helping hand: the marriage of pro bono and technology

High tech hand illustrationBar associations across the country are seeking technology platforms to help mobilize attorneys and create a more resilient legal assistance community. Read more in Legaltech news...

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The future lawyer

Woman wearing virtual reality headsetOne way to describe the future lawyer is to list some key challenges attorneys will confront, and identify the requisite skill sets. Read more at Forbes...

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U.S Chamber pushes rule to expose litigation funding

US Chamber of CommercePointing to a rise in the use of outside financiers in lawsuits, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is petitioning the federal judiciary to adopt a nationwide disclosure requirement for third-party litigation funding. Read more at The National Law Journal...

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Law school enrollment may be on the rise

Hearing in CaliforniaMany smart, ambitious undergrads no longer automatically think of law school as their path to success. Read more in The Colorado Statesman...

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The legal profession is failing low-income and middle-class people. Let’s fix that.

awesome forced perspectiveAfter President Trump issued his executive order in January banning travel from seven countries, lawyers dashed to the aid of immigrants… Read more in The Washington Post.

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Getting rid of bail is only a start

People with umbrellas in front of Bronx County Hall of JusticeToward the end of last year, Peter Goldberg, who gave up a…career providing legal counsel to…private-equity firms, received a call that put him in Brooklyn Criminal Court at midnight... Read more in the New York Times...

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726 women carve a legacy at the Supreme Court lectern

Supreme CourtWhile clerking for Justice Harry Blackmun in the October 1986-87 term, Covington & Burling's Beth Brinkmann recalls seeing "dozens" of female advocates at the lectern for arguments. Read more in The National Law Journal...

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What will happen to Americans who can’t afford an attorney?

Attorney client meetingOn the campaign trail, President Trump pledged “to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country.” Read more in The Atlantic...

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Mass. bar association calls for major reforms

Massachusetts Bar AssociationThe state’s largest bar association is recommending sweeping criminal justice reforms in a first-of-its-kind report... Read more in the Boston Herald...

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