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A spate of start ups offers alternatives to traditional divorce

Wedding toppers back-to-backMost of the employees at the Centre for Out-of-Court Divorce in Denver are trained in mediation or social work, but they also pay close attention to interior design. Read more in The Economist...

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A floating courthouse takes the rule of law to Brazil’s frontier

Brazil riverboatAs the riverboat anchored at dawn in Itamatatuba, a far-flung outpost of the Brazilian Amazon, the court clerk rose from his hammock onboard. Read more in The New York Times...

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How social media is impacting law students

iPhone screenThey were the sort of offensive, cringeworthy online posts that one might expect to see on a teenager’s Facebook page. Read more in D Magazine...

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The conundrum: more law degrees for women but fewer good jobs

Deborah MerrittWomen currently occupy nearly half of all the seats in American law schools, gaining credentials for a professional career once all but reserved for men. Read more in The New York Times...

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Seton Hall gives ‘Weekend Warrior’ new meaning

Seton Hall University - School of LawAre weekend J.D. programs the next big thing in legal education? Read more at lawdotcom...

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President-elect Trump could bring a different kind of diversity to SCOTUS

Supreme Court at duskPresident-elect Donald Trump is making one thing clear about the Supreme Court: He wants to do more than just solidify the conservative bent on the bench. Read more in CNNPolitics...

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Law has many mouthpieces but lacks a voice

Opera singersVictor Borge likened lawyers to clarinets—both have cases, mouthpieces, and need a constant supply of hot air to function. Read more in Forbes...

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ABA, in addition to state and local bars should play a more public leadership role to defend Rule of Law

Scales on deskSome in Big Law believe it's time for leaders of the private bar to become outspoken advocates for the rule of law. Read more in American Lawyer magazine...

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Utah Lawyers step up to protect Muslim refugees living in state from harassment

Noor Ul-Hasan speakingSince Donald Trump was elected president, Muslim refugees in Utah report increased bullying in schools, harassment at work, menacing by strangers and threats to pull off girls' hijabs, their religious headscarves. Read more in the Salt Lake Tribune...

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Being poor isn’t a reason to be held in jail [Editorial]

Poor in jailAs New Orleans works to reduce the number of people held in the parish jail, several statistics from a new Court Watch NOLA report stand out. Read more at

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