Category Archives: Reform

Attention Walmart Shoppers . . . The Law Store Is Now Open

Imagine shopping at Walmart for groceries, household goods, clothes . . . and legal services?  Well, now you can at select Walmarts in Georgia and Missouri.  If you live in the Atlanta area, there is a Kaine Law in your … Continue reading

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Are “Super Lawyers” Really Super?

We’ve all seen those advertisements naming “Super Lawyers,” “Rising Stars,” “Best Lawyers” and other top lawyer lists.  But what do those designations really mean?  Are the attorneys on those lists really the best? The short answer is sometime yes . … Continue reading

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“Emotional Fitness” Training for Lawyers? . . . Brilliant!

On the heels of a successful trial program in its Chicago office, BigLaw firm Kirkland & Ellis is expanding the Life XT “emotional fitness” training program to all of its offices according to a May 4, 2016 abajournal.com article titled “Kirkland … Continue reading

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Bill Campbell’s Leadership Advice

Silicon Valley lost their “Coach” last week when Bill Campbell died.  Mr. Campbell, who had been head football coach at Columbia, an Apple executive and board member, and chairman and CEO of Intuit, was an adviser to Steve Jobs and … Continue reading

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Anna Alaburda’s Case Against Her Law School

There has been quite a lot of buzz about Anna Alaburda’s case against her former law school, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, for publishing fraudulent post-graduation employment statistics to entice perspective law students to apply.  There are many opinions about … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

The news is all abuzz about President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and whether he should be considered by Congress or whether the next president should be the one to fill the vacant seat.  According to multiple outlets, shortly … Continue reading

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Cameras In The Courtroom – Take Three

Illinois has just joined a number of state courts — including Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri — that allow news cameras in their courtrooms.  According to a February 23, 2016 article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, titled Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the North Carolina State Bar

Something is rotten in the state of North Carolina . . . or at least in the State Bar (“Bar”). Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr has called for a full independent review of the Bar, which is the entity … Continue reading

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Lawyers Are Members of a Privileged Class?

Shockingly those words were actually uttered by a New York lawyer during a meeting with who he thought was a potential client.  The lawyer boasted that “they don’t send the lawyers to jail because we run the country,” that lawyers are “members … Continue reading

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Federal Criminal Sentencing Reform

As our loyal readers well know, we generally do not blog about criminal matters unless something truly remarkable compels us to do so.  Judge Stefan Underhill’s call to reform federal sentencing is one of those remarkable matters. Judge Underhill, who sits on … Continue reading

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