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    Baseball Caps & Unmade Beds: Judges Talk Virtual Decorum

    A trio of federal judges warned lawyers at an American Bar Association conference in Austin, Texas, on Thursday to be aware of the ethical challenges and professional pitfalls caused by an uptick in virtual hearings and social media use in the courtroom.

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    Senate Confirms Jackson As 1st Black Woman On High Court

    The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th U.S. Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman and former public defender ever to serve on the court.

  • 11th Circ. Asked To Cut Atty Fees In Wrongful Death Fight

    A father has asked the Eleventh Circuit to reverse an award of attorney fees to Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP, a firm he sued for allegedly not involving him in his daughter's $15 million wrongful death settlement.

  • Jenner & Block Matches Cravath Scale For Associate Pay

    Jenner & Block LLP is among the latest law firms to have matched the Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale for associate salaries, according to a memo published Wednesday.

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    BigLaw Leaders Glimpse Opportunity In Secondary Markets

    Over the past year, large law firms have set up offices in at least 45 new cities that were long thought of as secondary legal markets, spreading their footprint away from the coasts and toward cities like Cleveland, Milwaukee, Phoenix and Boulder, Colorado.

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    Huff Powell, Hagler Jackson Attys Tapped For Court, DA Posts

    Georgia's governor has appointed a Huff Powell & Bailey LLC attorney to fill a state court vacancy in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and named a Hagler Jackson & Walters co-founder as the circuit's district attorney after its former D.A. was sent to prison on felony charges that included influencing witnesses.

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    These Judges Are Putting Court Back In Courtship

    The two top Texas jurists tying the knot this weekend are just some of the judges defying the expectation that there's no "court" in courtship.

  • Atty Says Ga. Broadcaster Can't Retry Legal Malpractice Case

    A former Foster Garvey PC attorney has asked a D.C. federal court not to grant a Georgia broadcaster's motion for a new trial after it won $455,000 on its claims he botched its federal license application, arguing the jury knew what it was doing when it made its verdict.

  • Little Things Add Up To Winning Trials, Georgia Judges Say

    Framing a case as a simple story, rehearsing arguments, keeping cross-examination short and preparing a backup plan are easy ways for attorneys to maximize their chances of winning at trial, Georgia judges say.

  • Ga. Judge Resigns To End Ethics Investigation

    A Georgia state court judge has agreed to permanently resign from the bench in order to end an ethics investigation into his alleged misconduct as a judge. 

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    For Firms Donating To Ukraine, Due Diligence Is Key

    When Russia invaded Ukraine and began raining missiles onto the country's major cities, law firms, like much of the rest of the world, looked for ways to help.

  • 2 More Law Firms Match Cravath Associate Raises

    Seward & Kissel LLP and McKool Smith LLP are the latest firms to match the Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP scale for associate salaries, according to news reports.

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    Improv Could Make Attys Better Listeners And Storytellers

    Many of the skills learned in improvisation classes, like communication, collaboration and creativity, are also central to successfully practicing law, improv teachers for attorneys say.

  • Morris Manning Adds Construction Co's Ex-Top Atty In Atlanta

    A real estate attorney with decades of experience advising on commercial transactions and financing has joined Morris Manning & Martin LLP after spending nearly three years as Ram Tool Construction Supply Co.'s chief legal officer, his new firm announced Monday.

  • What Ga. Attys Must Know About 'Hot Mess' Cannabis Climate

    Georgia attorneys navigating the cannabis industry face a "hot mess" patchwork of federal and state laws, making due diligence crucially important when it comes to vetting clients, experts say.

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    Parker Poe Nabs 16-Atty Nelson Mullins Education Group

    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has added a 16-attorney education law group, including six partners, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP to its Atlanta office, the firm said in an announcement Monday.

  • Swift Currie Grows Ranks With 4 Attys In Georgia, Alabama

    Litigation firm Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers LLP has brought on three new associates to its Atlanta headquarters after the firm announced last year it plans to relocate to a larger workplace downtown with 100,000 square feet of office space.

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    Law Firms Tee Up Bankruptcy Benches Amid Market Anxieties

    Law firm bankruptcy practices have been riding a rollercoaster of surges and dips over the past few years and are bracing for another upswing as the legal industry anticipates an economic downturn. Already, some firms have stepped to the fore to get ahead of the tidal wave.

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    What To Consider When You're Thinking Of Leaving The Law

    Adam Pascarella is a former lawyer who left the legal industry in 2017 and recently founded an investment firm. He's also the author of a book that looks at why some people leave the law. He recently spoke with Law360 Pulse about what law students and lawyers should consider when looking for a way out.

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    Jones Day Snags 3rd Former King & Spalding Atty In Atlanta

    Jones Day has added a third King & Spalding LLP attorney to the firm's Atlanta office, strengthening its business and tort litigation practice with an experienced product liability attorney who has defended companies in such industries as automotive, pharmaceutical and medical devices.

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    Legal Industry Sees More, Smaller Mergers So Far In 2022

    Law firm combinations appear to be rebounding after a slump during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of tie-ups so far in 2022 exceeding the same period in 2019. Still, the size of those mergers continues to be small compared to past years.

  • Ga. Judge Hit With Ethics Charges Over Drunken Gun Incident

    A chief magistrate judge in northeast Georgia faces ethics charges in relation to a domestic dispute with his wife, in which he allegedly aimed a loaded rifle at a sheriff's lieutenant, fired several shots into the ground and smashed the windshield of his wife's car while intoxicated.

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    Legal Industry Added 1,700 Jobs In March

    The pace of job growth in the legal industry improved in March, with the sector adding 1,700 jobs since the end of February, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    It’s been a busy week in legal news with a pending Supreme Court confirmation, a new U.S. News law school ranking and the release of Law360 Pulse’s Lawyer Satisfaction Survey. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360’s Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Senate Confirms New Jersey, Georgia Trial Court Picks

    The Senate voted Thursday to confirm two of President Joe Biden's district court picks, one for the Northern District of Georgia and another for the District of New Jersey.

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