Practice of Law
Bumpy Road Ahead for All in Adoption of AI in the Legal Industry
2023 feels more like Y2K with the exponential growth in artificial intelligence. My, how far we've come from SmarterChild. It seems like just yesterday we could barely imagine the world of "WALL-E"; now, we can't imagine a world without DALL-E. But with the recent tsunami of…Read more about "Bumpy Road Ahead for All in Adoption of AI in the Legal Industry"
How to Break Up With a Client
In November, a federal judge granted Greenberg Traurig LLP's request to withdraw as Ye's counsel in a copyright action filed by Ultra International Music Publishing. The judge ordered the firm to personally serve him with their motion to withdraw, but in a December letter, Greenberg Traurig stated that Ye had stopped responding to communications. A process server couldn't find him at any of his known addresses. Eventually, his phone was disconnected altogether.Read more about "How to Break Up With a Client"
Lawyer Suspended for Instructing Clients to Spread COVID-19, Other Misconduct
Normally, bankruptcy lawyers advise their clients on how to legally achieve a discharge of their debts. They explain to their clients that the bankruptcy system offers a fresh start to the proverbial “honest but unfortunate debtor.” But that wasn’t the case for one recently suspended Colorado lawyer who encouraged his chapter 7 bankruptcy clients to spread COVID-19 to opposing counsel, among other egregious misconduct.Read more about "Lawyer Suspended for Instructing Clients to Spread COVID-19, Other Misconduct"
Lawyer Removed from Radio City Music Hall After Facial Recognition Flagged Her As Opposing Counsel
Many of us have endured mixed reactions when we inform someone that we're an attorney. Sometimes it's apprehension, other times, it opens a Pandora's box of information we did not want about an acquaintance. But how many of us have been asked to leave a public arts venue because of where we work?Read more about "Lawyer Removed from Radio City Music Hall After Facial Recognition Flagged Her As Opposing Counsel"
What If Your Law School Loses Its Accreditation?
After you spend all your blood, sweat, tears (and money) pursuing a law degree, what happens if the law school you attended loses its accreditation status with the American Bar Association? The American Bar Association is responsible for setting legal education standards and minimum bar examination pass rates for accredited law schools. Currently, there are 199 ABA-approved law schools in the U.S.Read more about "What If Your Law School Loses Its Accreditation?"
Harvard and Yale Will No Longer Participate in U.S. News Law School Rankings
Harvard and Yale's law schools announced this week that they will no longer submit themselves for ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Both schools say that one of the most troubling outcomes triggered by law school rankings is the barriers they create for lower-income students.Read more about "Harvard and Yale Will No Longer Participate in U.S. News Law School Rankings"