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2023 Tech Trends Report: A Move Toward Remote Work  

Legal pros operating in virtual environments overwhelmingly said the “ability to travel and work from anywhere” was the defining characteristic of their practice.


'Fiercely Independent Defender Of The Rule Of Law' Sandra Day O’Connor Dies At 93  

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, was praised for her independence, commitment to the rule of law and advocacy for civic education after her Friday, Dec. 1 passing.


November's Top Verdicts Include Hitmen, Forever Chemicals and Corrupt Politicians

From corrupt politicians in Miami to hitmen in Fort Lauderdale, here are some notable verdicts from last month.


Notre Dame International Law Clinic To Leverage Strength of Alumni 

Notre Dame Law School is launching a new human rights clinic aimed at strengthening international protections for vulnerable populations, the school recently announced.


Ohio Voters Add Abortion to Constitution As States Grapple with Overturned Roe  

Ohio voters continued the states' undefeated streak to protect abortions as they approved a constitutional amendment by a margin of roughly 57% to 43% during this year’s election.


Women in Law Still Suffering the 'Motherhood Penalty': Report  

Female lawyers with children are facing a disproportionately uphill battle compared to male lawyers who have kids, according to a newly published report from the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession.


October's Top Verdicts Include Doorbell Cameras and Same-sex Marriage  

From Same-sex marriage to doorbell cameras, to murder, here are some notable verdicts from October.


Legal Trends Report: Productivity Way Up as AI Continues to Seep Into Legal Services

Legal services providers are enjoying unprecedented levels of productivity despite broader economic headwinds like dramatic spikes in U.S. inflation, according to a new report from Clio.


Law Firm Rates Enjoy Major Gains in ’23 Amid Profitability Concerns: Report  

Law firms have enjoyed notable growth with respect to the rates they are able to charge—and the rates they are actually able to collect—in 2023, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters. The report, entitled “Law firm rates in 2023: What’s working, what isn’t, and how to move forward into 2024,” tracked three segments of law firms: the Am Law 100, the Am Law Second Hundred and the Midsize, which encompasses those firms outside the Am Law 200.


Public Defenders Face Unsustainable, Unconstitutional Workloads: Study

Public defenders have too much on their plates and are spread too thin to efficiently manage their caseloads, according to a new analysis from a coalition of researchers and attorneys.


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