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Tarra Simmons

Are felons fit to be lawyers? increasingly, the answer is yes

Tarra Simmons, a former drug addict who had been incarcerated twice, earned a law degree with honors.

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Freelanced: the rise of the contract workforce

In the legal field, there are online platforms that match freelance lawyers with clients. It's like dating profiles — but with customer reviews and billing assistance.

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the Sotomayor charm

SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor charms a crowd of law students, lawyers and judges

She spoke at the University of Houston Law Center, commenting on legal ed, the quality of lawyers who argue before the Supreme Court & the intersection of politics and the law.

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Law school applications increased by more than 10% this year over last year

Experts say the recent spike in interest in the legal profession is driven both by economic growth and the political news cycle.

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Florida Supreme Court livestreams arguments on Facebook

The move toward transparency puts Florida leaps and bounds ahead of other courts around the country.

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Rarely do sexual misconduct allegations against judges become public

The abuse women have suffered in the nation's courthouses has been a largely untold story.

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