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You Sniveling Little Cheats! (A Discussion About Professionalism)

(Image via Getty) By Your Bar Examiner Greetings, We Bar Examiners would like to remind you lazy students, who did not have to walk uphill, in the snow (both ways), that you are perhaps The Worst Generation Ever. Instead of studying for the bar with razor-like focus, you perpetually worry about whether you are going […]

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Georgia Cancels September Exam, Moves Online

While many law students around the country are still staring down a bar exam next week because Mola Ram demands his ritualistic sacrifice, some states had already pushed the bar exam to September. Alas, a date that was once seen as an abundance of caution is now looking as dangerously optimistic and the bar examiners […]

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Woman Who Refused To Wear Mask At Starbucks Wants Half The $100k In Tip Money Barista Got From GoFundMe Campaign

I know you’ve heard this before, but just so we’re all clear: wear a fucking mask, people. It’s truly not that big of a deal. I wear one at work any time I am not seated in my office. It’s crazy easy and you can even get a little fun out of it by wearing […]

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The Client Side: In-House Lawyers Managing Spend During COVID

(Image via Getty) Joe chats with Aaron Pierce, GM of CounselLink about its latest Enterprise LegalManagement Trends Report compiling client data on outside vendor spend. The report covers the whole year, meaning the impact of COVID isn’t really reflected, but Joe and Aaron discuss what to expect from the pandemic’s impact on the client side. […]

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BREAKING: New York Cancels September Bar Examination

New York moved quickly to cancel the July examination and move the test to September. At the time, it signaled an abundance of caution. Now the state has come to terms with the fact that even September will be too soon for an in-person exam. The BOLE announced the change today: In light of accelerating […]

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Top 10 Entertainment Law Firm Cuts Associate Salaries

We still don’t know how to deal with the novel coronavirus ravaging the country, and that continued economic uncertainty continues to have an impact on law firms. A lot of firms are cutting expenses as they try to get a handle on exactly how they’ll deal with ramifications on their bottom line. That’s true for […]

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Shrinking Biglaw Firms Still Need To Get Smaller

(Image via Getty) Ed. Note: Welcome to our daily feature Trivia Question of the Day! According to data collected by Law.com, which NLJ 500 firms shrank their headcount in 2019, but have laid off or furloughed employees during the economic turmoil caused by COVID-19? Hint: At these firms, headcounts went down between 1 and 2.7 […]

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Biglaw Firms That Used PPP Loans Were Trying Some Pandemic ‘Innovation’

Is this a departure? To some degree yes. But, I think every firm now is trying to keep the wings on the plane while they’re flying it. There are a lot of attempts at innovation. — Heidi Gardner, a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School who advises law firms, commenting on the fact that […]

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Trust Us, States Really Can Make You Wear Masks

Kathryn and Joe welcome Megan McKenzie of Balestriere Fariello to help us brush up on the constitutional law issues at play in the pandemic. Whether you just need a Con Law refresher or just some talking points for dealing with non-lawyer relatives, we’re going through some of the big legal issues looming over the COVID […]

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Veteran State Court Judge Rips Bar Exam, Says Test ‘Does Not Function To Protect The Public’

Judge Darleen Ortega has spent 17 years on the Oregon Court of Appeals and she’s learned a thing or two about the bar exam as she’s watched from her judicial perch. So when Oregon opted to join Utah and Washington in granting emergency diploma privilege in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and she saw mainstream […]