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Legal Industry Braces for Impact of Growing Ransomware Threat

Ransomware attacks have dominated the news cycle as hits on notable targets like the Colonial Pipeline have caused major disruptions around the nation and the world. As such, in order to bolster the security of the lawyer-client pipeline, the American Bar Association (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force has updated and republished its cybersecurity best-practices checklist, the trade association announced recently.


Dems Plan 9/11-style Commission as Talk of Capitol Riot Probe Heats Up

There is a brewing Beltway brawl over how to handle the events of the Wednesday, Jan. 6, storming of the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C, and a flurry of speculation about what’s motivating Republican and Democratic leadership has resulted in accusations and finger pointing.


New Report Looks for Ways to Bolster Presence of Women in Law

A new report from the American Bar Association (ABA) illustrates the myriad challenges women in the law profession face as they continue to leave the field and enumerates steps law firms can take to retain their talents.


Advocates Push for Juvenile Justice Reform as States, SCOTUS Weigh In

Advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months to change the way the criminal justice system treats juveniles. The most recent efforts have focused on ensuring minors are excluded from being prosecuted as if they were adults.


Michael Jackson, Life Sentences for Juveniles Top April Verdicts

From Michael Jackson to juvenile offenders going away for life, here are some notable verdicts from April.


Minnesota v. Chauvin: The Legal Community Reacts

The aftermath of the verdict in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin included both praise for the criminal justice system as well as calls for it to be completely reformed.


Biden Orders Commission to Study SCOTUS, Changes Expected

President Joe Biden has formed a new, bi-partisan commission of legal scholars to study the Supreme Court and debate the merits of reforming the nation’s highest court, according to an announcement from the White House.


Law Day 2021: 'Advancing the Rule of Law Now'

Last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) launched its month-long Law Day 2021 celebration and adopted the theme of “Advancing the Rule of Law Now” for this year’s event.


Reports of Asian-American Hate Crimes Target of New Legislation

Lawmakers and advocates are pushing back against hate crimes directed at Asian-American residents as new statistics indicate an alarming number of incidents stemming back to early in the lockdown.


Washington State Law Enforcement Group Rejects 'False Dilemma' Reform

A coalition of law enforcement unions in Washington state urged lawmakers to continue crafting legislation to hold officers accountable for their actions but expressed concerns about some of the measures on the table.


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