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JNC Members: Bench Diversity Not Black-and-White

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:40

A member of the Judicial Nominating Commission told a group of Asian-American lawyers seeking advice on how to get on the bench that selection of judges is "an inherently political process."


Mentorship: Why You Need It, and Why You Might Have to Work to Get It

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:40

Let's start with a bit of honesty. On the day you reported to your first law job, you had a bare, pitiful minimum of practical skills. You had some legal knowledge and you had some interests, but "practicing" was pretty much a mystery, right?


Guilty Plea Due in Mich. Marijuana School Odor Case

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:30

An Upper Peninsula man has agreed to plead guilty to growing marijuana in an investigation that was triggered by a pot odor on his 6-year-old daughter at school.


Elections Official to Participate in Emory Event

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:50

A federal elections official is set to visit Atlanta for a town hall-style event.


DeKalb Judge Finds Juvenile Court Illegally Detained Youth

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:00

A DeKalb County Superior Court judge has found that the pretrial detention of two robbery suspects by the county's Juvenile Court was illegal because authorities didn't give a specific reason for overriding risk assessments that showed the two weren't high risks for committing more alleged crimes.


Ga. Hospital to Pay $8.4 Million in Settlement

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:15

A northeast Georgia hospital has been ordered to pay more than $8.4 million to settle claims of improper care to newborn boy.


Employment Firm Forms Ebola Team to Address Clients' Workplace Concerns

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 02:50

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has formed an Ebola Rapid Response Team to advise employers on workplace issues around the potential spread of the disease.


Judge Declares Mistrial in Burrell Ellis Case

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:50

A DeKalb County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of suspended County CEO Burrell Ellis.


Ohio Judge Suspended Without Pay After Conviction

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:55

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a southwest Ohio juvenile judge without pay after she was found guilty last week of a single felony count.


Facebook Sues Law Firms, Claims Fraud

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:45

Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.


Monterey Jury Awards $12M in Toyota Lawsuit

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:20

A jury has awarded $12 million to a California woman who blamed Toyota for leaving her a paraplegic after a crash.


Eleventh Circuit Chief Declares End to Emergency

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:50

With his court back to nearly full strength, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has announced the end of a court emergency.


Tate to Head JQC; William Hill Gets Nod for Open Seat

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:30

The state Judicial Qualifications Commission is taking on new leadership as chairman Robert Ingram departs when his second term at the judicial watchdog agency ends Nov. 1, and vice chairman Lester Tate steps into his role as chairman.


Suit: Douglas County Jail's Health Provider Caused Inmate's Death

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:00

The mother of a man who died in jail after being given a medication he was allergic to is suing the private company that handles inmate health care for the Douglas County Jail.


Prosecutors Convene in Atlanta With Aim to Curb Gun Violence

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:55

Nearly two dozen prosecutors from around the country met in Atlanta for a daylong summit Tuesday to discuss ways to rein in an epidemic of gun deaths that has long earned America the title of leader of the industrial world in the number of citizens killed by firearms.


'Pendulum Swing' Pushes Insurance Defense Lawyer to Other Side

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:15

After 19 years practicing insurance defense law, Matthew Hilt has switched to the plaintiffs' side and joined Morgan & Morgan.


Lawyer Says Three-Year Suspension Equals Disbarment

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:40

The attorney who received a stricter-than-recommended penalty from the state Supreme Court for abandoning and failing to repay two clients expressed disappointment Monday afternoon at his three-year suspension.


Tips for Hiring and Working With Experts

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:30

Selecting and working with consultants and experts is a routine aspect of the modern practice of law.


Georgia High Court Sides With Prosecutors 6-1 on Fourth Amendment Issue

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:30

The state Supreme Court has ruled 6-1 for prosecutors in a Fourth Amendment case that split the Court of Appeals more deeply.