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ABA Hopes to Address Lag in Bar Passage Rate for Minority Takers

The American Bar Association (ABA) has recently begun publishing bar passage data with respect to ethnicity and race, and every demographic measured showed a decline between first-time takers in 2020 and 2021, according to the latest figures provided by the trade association.

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Leaked SCOTUS Decision Points to Polarization of a Once-sacrosanct Institution  

The unprecedented, explosive leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling has angered pro-choice advocates, raised serious concerns about the sanctity of the court and created one of the most peculiar legal landscapes in modern history.

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ABA Section of Legal Ed Report: More Grads Getting Top Jobs

Newly published employment data from the American Bar Association (ABA) shows a marked increase in the number of law school graduates who found top jobs in the legal field when comparing the 2020 graduating class to the 2021 graduating class.

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Law School Deans Forced to Racially Refocus in the Face of COVID-19: AALS  

Law school deans have drastically retooled their academic and professional priorities in the wake of COVID-19, according to a newly minted report from Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and NORC at the University of Chicago.

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At-large Russian Oligarch Charged on Multiple Counts of Evading Sanctions  

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has charged a Russian oligarch with violating economic sanctions stemming back to 2014, according to a newly unsealed indictment.

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Amtrak Crashes, Pokémon Cards Among March's Top Verdicts

From Amtrak train crashes to fraudulent purchases of Charizard’s Pokémon card, here are some notable verdicts from March.

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U.S. Bolsters Legal Partnership with Canada in Renewed Effort to Combat Cybercrime  

The U.S. and Canada engaged in a number of collaborative legal initiatives last week as the neighboring nations expressed growing concern about cybercrime, terrorism and other cross-border malfeasance.

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Legal Field Celebrates Historic Women’s History Month 

The most prolific representation of women in Congress is among several of the historic milestones being celebrated during the 2022 Women’s History Month, which will be celebrated across the nation this March.

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GC’s Role in Technology Decisions Continues to Grow

General counsel have become increasingly emerged in their organization’s technology landscape, and a new FTI Consulting report highlights the extent that engagement has grown in recent years. The survey represents the final leg of a three-part initiative entitled “The 2022 General Counsel Report: Leading with Endurance Through Risk, Culture and Technology Challenges.”

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ABA Midyear Meet Honors Diversity in the Profession, Tackles Injustice in the Courtroom  

The importance of racial equality in the justice system, challenges stemming from implicit bias and a host of other salient legal issues will be the focus of this year’s 2022 American Bar Association (ABA) Virtual Midyear Meeting.

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