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9 tips on how to dress for the courtroom
We’ve all heard the cliches: You only get one chance to make a first impression, dress for success, and you are what you wear. While these maxims are familiar, they are also true. You are judged in less than seven seconds, so dressing appropriately can help you win or lose your case.
Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct
The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the month.
Top 5 Your Voice columns of 2019

The Your Voice columns of 2019 that we found most impactful were the ones that dug deeper, got personal and exposed the human side of the profession, and justice, itself—and sometimes they included a little humor, too.

What resolutions do you have planned for 2020?

The year is almost over, and it’s time to think about how you’re going to start off 2020.

Lawyer James Gray Robinson wrote earlier this year, “If we were…

Woman’s wrong-number call to DA’s office leads to a special gift
Bernice Weems was thinking of skipping her grandson’s wedding in Denver because she couldn’t find the walker that she needed.
Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules
A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on the higher paycheck, an Illinois federal judge has ruled.
Former FBI lawyer sues over disclosure of her texts criticizing Trump and discussing personal matters
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has sued the bureau and the U.S. Department of Justice for releasing her text messages with former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an affair.
Afternoon Briefs: Law student wins Dr Pepper’s $100K tuition contest; lawyer makes Miss Universe top 10

A quick strong arm earns law student six figures

Tyler Gordon, a 3L at West Virginia University College of Law, on Saturday won $100,000 from the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway,…

Man who claimed to have Epstein sex tapes duped David Boies; what are the ethical implications?
Famous lawyer David Boies was duped by a man who claimed to be a hacker with sex tapes implicating several powerful and rich men in the sexual abuse scandal involving multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.
How much time do you spend on your cellphone or tablet?

Lawyer and author Jeena Cho writes in her latest On Well-being column that she discovered during a monthlong silent meditation retreat how addicted she was to her iPhone.

“It’s…

From feeling shame to inspiring hope, Steve Price was just getting started

This past spring, when the May 2019 issue of the ABA Journal arrived from the printer, Managing Editor Kevin Davis made plans to meet with Steve Price, whose face graced the cover. Davis wanted to hand-deliver a few copies and say thanks. Price was a formerly incarcerated man who talked with Davis about his struggles to make it on the outside.

Do you have room at your table? SOLACE calls for lawyers to host those spending Thanksgiving alone

Judge Jay Zainey recently sent an email to about 20,000 members of the SOLACE program in Louisiana, asking whether they had room at their table for fellow members of the legal community who might be alone on Thanksgiving. By the time Zainey went to bed, he already had several responses.

How do you deal with workplace bullies?

In lawyer and author Heidi K. Brown’s latest ABA Journal Advocacy column, she writes that lawyers can be accomplished members of their field without being jerks.

“It is not…

Afternoon Briefs: Madonna sued over late start time of concert; unusual bar ceremony goes viral

Fan sues Madonna for pushing back start time of her concert

A Florida man who spent more than $1,000 on three tickets to see singer Madonna in concert at her…

Afternoon Briefs: Law students object to ‘Carey Law’ name; First Step Act beneficiary charged with murder

‘Carey Law’ doesn’t sit well with some Pennsylvania students and grads

Law students and alumni at the University of Pennsylvania are not happy about its Nov. 8 name change and…

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