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  • State bar hears from Supreme Court candidates

    State bar hears from Supreme Court candidates

    Headline Legal News 03/20/2008

    Four of the five candidates for West Virginia's Supreme Court believe it faces several serious threats to its integrity and reputation. A declining number of opinions, allegedly unfair treatment of businesses and civility among the justices were amon...

  • Kentucky Bar Association investigates two presidents-elect

    Kentucky Bar Association investigates two presidents-elect

    Headline Legal News 03/14/2008

    In two unrelated cases, the Kentucky Bar Association is investigating alleged ethics violations by its own future president as well as another lawyer who was slated to become president of the Louisville Bar Association next year. The two accused atto...

  • Lawyer who abandoned client suspended

    Lawyer who abandoned client suspended

    Headline Legal News 03/11/2008

    The Supreme Court of Georgia issued the following decisions disciplining members of the State Bar: In the Supreme Court of Georgia Decided: March 10, 2008 S08Y0168. IN THE MATTER OF ALICE CALDWELL STEWART. PER CURIAM. This disciplinary matter is befo...

  • State Bar of Arizona to move Tucson regional office

    State Bar of Arizona to move Tucson regional office

    Headline Legal News 03/06/2008

    The State Bar of Arizona is moving its southern regional office in Tucson. The new 5,300-square-foot office is at 270 N. Church Ave., next door to the Z Mansion. The increased space will allow the office to hold meetings and educational training to b...

  • Minnesota Bars Beat Smoking Ban

    Minnesota Bars Beat Smoking Ban

    Headline Legal News 03/06/2008

    All the world's a stage at some of Minnesota's bars. A new state ban on smoking in restaurants and other nightspots contains an exception for performers in theatrical productions. So some bars are getting around the ban by printing up playbills, enco...

  • NJ State pays $250K to settle lawsuit

    NJ State pays $250K to settle lawsuit

    Headline Legal News 03/05/2008

    The state quietly agreed to settle a little-known lawsuit that claimed Public Defender Yvonne Segars improperly fired a deputy for political reasons, three weeks before Gov. Jon S. Corzine announced plans to nominate Segars to be a Superior Court jud...

  • Legislators get bar's ear on lawyer discipline

    Legislators get bar's ear on lawyer discipline

    Headline Legal News 03/05/2008

    Two House members pressing to take the power to regulate lawyers away from the State Supreme Court have won a meeting with an American Bar Association committee visiting Columbia.The committee is in town reviewing the state’s lawyer discipline system...

  • A Key Case on Gun Control

    A Key Case on Gun Control

    Headline Legal News 03/05/2008

    Dick Heller, a longtime resident of the District of Columbia, carries a handgun for his job as a private security guard. But at the end of his shift, he packs up the .38 revolver and stashes it in a vault. He would like to keep a gun for protection a...

  • Notable California Trials

    Notable California Trials

    Headline Legal News 02/29/2008

    Childhood abuse Award: $11,000,000 Six female former parochial school students alleged sexual molestation by a lay teacher at their elementary school (Confidential v. Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Plaintiff attorney: ...

  • Bar association moving to first permanent location

    Bar association moving to first permanent location

    Headline Legal News 02/22/2008

    The Hillsborough County Bar Association will hold a grand opening for its new offices on Feb. 27. The Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, a 17,000-square-foot facility located at 1610 N. Tampa St. and adjacent to Stetson University's College of Law in Ta...

  • Virginia Bar president considers attorney trust audits

    Virginia Bar president considers attorney trust audits

    Headline Legal News 02/21/2008

    The president of the Virginia State Bar is proposing random audits of lawyer trust accounts.Lawyers use trust accounts to temporarily hold real estate proceeds or retainers until they are disbursed to a third party or -- once a fee is earned -- to th...

  • Drexel Law Gets Provisional Accreditation

    Drexel Law Gets Provisional Accreditation

    Headline Legal News 02/20/2008

    Drexel University's new law school has received its much-awaited provisional accreditation, an important step toward providing its first students with usable legal degrees. The university announced the provisional accreditation from the American Bar ...