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U.S Chamber pushes rule to expose litigation funding

Pointing to a rise in the use of outside financiers in lawsuits, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is petitioning the federal judiciary to adopt a nationwide disclosure requirement for third-party litigation funding. Read more in The National Law Journal.

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Mass Bar Association

Mass. bar association calls for major reforms

The state’s largest bar association is recommending sweeping criminal justice reforms in a first-of-its-kind report… Read more in the Boston Herald.

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Dr. Catrina Denvir

The rise of the multidisciplinary lawyer – a challenge for legal education

The legal profession has been on the receiving end of much hype regarding the impact of technology. Read more in legalfutures.

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Sen. John Cornyn

A top Republican backs a federal legal aid agency the White House is trying to defund

The Trump administration has proposed getting rid of the Legal Services Corporation … The agency's president… said he's "optimistic" about the future, given bipartisan support… Read more at BuzzFeedPol.

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ORD Lawyers

The airport lawyers who stood up to Trump are under attack

The Department of Justice is perverting a rule to shut down immigrant-rights lawyers.  Read more in The Nation.

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recusal

SCOTUS justices used to explain reason for recusal. What changed?

On May 15, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch recused themselves from the court’s decision… Read more in The National Law Journal.

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