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California Sets the Bar Even Higher

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

Californians sometimes have the reputation of setting themselves apart from the other states. After all, their state is unique in a lot of ways. For one, as you probably know, it's exceptionally expensive. The Golden State is appropriately named for the steep price tag that comes with living there.

Lawyer Suspended for Lying About Taking Two CLE Courses Simultaneously

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Don't lie to the bar. This goes without saying for the vast majority of lawyers. But sheer chutzpah can sometimes distinguish a particularly creative fibber. For those few, a gentle reminder that the folks at the lawyer's professional responsibility board aren't idiots might be timely. Case in point: lying…

Billing Rates Surge Past $2k in the World of High-Stakes Litigation

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

In the world of high-stakes litigation, where every hour counts, renowned litigator David Boies has made headlines once again. His hourly billing rate? A jaw-dropping $2,110. No, we didn't accidentally add an extra "0." Boies is a heavyweight attorney known for his involvement (usually on the plaintiff's side) in…

New Bar Exam Shaves Three Hours Off Testing Time

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

If you went to college without a fake ID, you may have spent most of it wishing you could get into a bar. But for those of you that went on to law school, you probably came to regret that wish pretty quickly when confronted with a very different…

Michigan Law School Bans ChatGPT Generated Applications

By Natasha Bakirci, LLB, LLM

At a London party in 1883, Oscar Wilde, arguably one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time, begrudgingly remarked on painter James McNeill Whistler's witticism with "I wish I had said that." Whistler reportedly quipped "You will Oscar, you will." American playwright William Inge famously claimed, "Originality is…

Are DEI Positions and Policies at Law Firms on Risky Legal Ground?

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Many businesses have made diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority. Law firms are no exception. Yet law firms, particularly national firms, have recently come under fire for the diversity efforts they've undertaken in the last several years. Nor is the legal field unique in this regard. Starbucks, Amazon, and…

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