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Lawyers Behaving Badly: Billable Hours Edition

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I don’t know about you, but I’ll readily admit that back in law school when I was dreaming about my upcoming legal career, what I daydreamed most about was making a brilliant and compelling jury argument rivaling Clarence Darrow and Atticus Finch. Keeping track of billable hours by filling out paper time sheets or a computer log definitely wasn’t even …

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Porn at Work: Law Professor Edition

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I’m an adjunct professor. I teach online courses. That means that it’s not unusual for me to send email to students late at night, or post links to interesting articles right in my business law course. Thanks to the inattentiveness of a fellow professor, I now triple check every email and every link before hitting ‘send’ or ‘post.’ The alternative …

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Pennsylvania’s AG Kathleen Kane Blames Crisis On Men’s Porn Habits

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Readers no doubt remember all the fuss that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane – a one-time rising star in Democrat circles – caused when she released a long list of pornographic emails sent and received amongst some of the most highly placed male members of Pennsylvania government. If you missed it, here’s a review. Of course, much more has happened …

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Lawyers Behaving Badly: Imposters Edition

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about law school, declining enrollments, increasing student loan burdens and whether law school is actually necessary to train lawyers. Maybe we can just go back to the good old days when people – well, men only actually – could just hang out with another (male) lawyer and become one. Enter Kimberly Kitchen, age …

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Lawyers Behaving Badly: Texas Edition

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Austin — a bastion of liberalism in otherwise red Texas and host to events like South by Southwest, a music and film festival held yearly in March — is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Growth generally means a big dose of gentrification, which some don’t much like. Money and development may, after all, push the …

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Five Precious Moments That Shouldn’t Be Commemorated

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Precious Moments: some call them adorable, others call them creepy. Sadly for collectors, everyone calls them worthless.1 But did you know they are godly? We’re not talking wholesome, we’re talking ZOMG they have their own special chapel dedicated entirely to enshrining tear-drop eyed children. Heh, don’t believe us? We have photomagraphic evidence! This is the outside of the Precious Moments Chapel. …

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Lawyers Behaving Badly: Jailhouse Edition

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Most criminal defendants, in my experience, welcome the opportunity to leave their jail cells – if only for a brief respite from the boredom, the smell and even the company. And who knows – any trip outside the cell could net an unexpected chance at escape. But Vidalia, Georgia attorney Wilson Smith isn’t like most criminal defendants. Or the Count …

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Offensive Emails: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Nominee Edition

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Pennsylvania’s legal community has an email problem. First it was the pornographic emails being swapped between the Attorney General’s Office and other state offices. Then it turned out some of the more offensive files came from none other than a sitting Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, one Seamus McCaffery, since retired. So you would think that if you were called into …

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