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ABA deploys war veterans to thwart legal aid cuts

Hilarie BassThe American Bar Association has adopted unusual tactics to fight Congress over legal aid funding... Read more at The Law Society Gazette...

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Legal consumer research: how do customers decide on a lawyer?

Browsing the internetEven though the United States has 70% of the world’s lawyers, it can be difficult for clients to find the right legal representation. Read more at Law Technology Today...

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What happens to SCOTUS briefs once the term ends?

Briefs in box... while he was on the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis arranged for the Univ. of Louisville law school library to receive copies of the briefs submitted... Read more at the U. of Louisville law library blog...

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Public defenders in Missouri say caseloads have them overworked, and discipline has some scared

Public Defender GoodwinDane Roper is looking at a busy day. The assistant public defender has six sentencing hearings scheduled on a recent Thursday morning... Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

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The new answer to Georgia’s rural lawyer shortage: teach people to do more without a lawyer

Justice Nels PetersonThe long-running and worsening shortage of lawyers in rural areas has challenged the profession’s most prominent minds. Read more at Daily Report...

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Can the GRE solve what ails law schools?

Chairs in classroomAn analysis provides a window into why law school deans are pinning their hopes on the GRE to boost diversity and the sheer number of applicants. Read more at lawdotcom...

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Backlog in NY immigration court leaves most undocumented children without lawyers

Exit Door...immigration courts have become increasingly chaotic, according to attorneys representing undocumented immigrants... Read more at WNYC Radio...

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The legal profession is diversifying. But not at the top.

looky hereMinority lawyers now make up 16 percent of law firms -- a record high -- but remain scarce at the top… Read more at The Washington Post...

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43 states suspend driver’s licenses for unpaid court debt, but that could change

DMVTennessee is one of 43 states… that suspends driver's licenses for people with unpaid court debt, according a recent report by the Legal Aid Justice Center… Read more at The Marshall Project...

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A growing ‘Army’ of lawyers is banding together to protect immigrants

Free Legal HelpImmigrants with attorneys are four times as likely to be released from detention. Read more in The Nation...

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