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Pro Se Litigant Fined 10k for Filing AI-Generated Reply Brief

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

In yet another warning to those relying solely on ChatGPT and other generative AI programs to complete highly skilled written tasks, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District recently fined a pro se litigant for citing fake and irrelevant case names in a reply brief generated by artificial intelligence.

Judge Faces Disciplinary Action for ... Having a Life?

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Apparently, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there if you’re a judge – at least one with social media and a life. Clark County, Nevada, Judge Erika Ballou just got hit with a complaint filed by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline. You’d think that with such a formal…

American Nightmare: Harvard Lawyer Turns to Life of Crime

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. | Updated by A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000. That is, if the kidnapping took place at all. Before arresting Muller, police had been convinced that the entire robbery-abduction was a hoax.

Murder Conviction Vacated Due to Sleepy Lawyer

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Murder generally makes for compelling storytelling. It is a staple of fiction across all mediums, and who knows where podcasting would be without the "true crime" genre. But even murder might get old if you've defended over 100 first-degree murder cases. That is, apparently, what happened to veteran attorney…

Have Law Firms Achieved Gender Parity? Partially.

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

It should be no surprise to attorneys (or even just anyone that's seen Suits) that the legal profession has for a long time been dominated by men. Eight years ago — when some of our very own staff was still in law school — the legal community largely applauded…

Harvard Law Review Nixes Publication of Article Alleging Gaza Genocide at Eleventh Hour

By Natasha Bakirci, LLB, LLM | Last updated on

Attempts to address the horrendous situation in Gaza, which appears to be spreading to other Palestinian areas, such as the West Bank, have proved a minefield for anyone brave enough to tackle the subject. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has known the wrath of his critics,…

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