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Dearborn County

This rural Indiana county sends more people to jail than other large cities combined

Donnie Gaddis picked the wrong county to sell 15 oxycodone pills to an undercover officer. Read more in The New York Times…

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Dequan Jackson

Court costs entrap nonwhite, poor juvenile offenders

When Dequan Jackson had his only brush with the law, at 13, he tried to do everything right. Read more in The New York Times…

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CA State Bar Dues

Finger-pointing follows demise of Calif. State Bar bill

Like any good drama, determining what killed state bar dues-authorizing legislation this week depends on who is describing the events. Read more in The Recorder...

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chasm

Access to justice is not a gap, it’s more like a chasm

Usually, when people outside of the legal profession talk about the legal system being imperfect, it is about a criminal justice system that is so suffused with racial bias as to be untenable. Read more in The Lawyerist…

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100 years of women lawyers

Georgia Bar celebrates 100 years of women lawyers

The State Bar of Georgia celebrated the 100th anniversary of admitting women to the practice of law… Read more in the Fulton County Daily Report…

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From Novelty to Necessity

Findlaw Survey: Consumers likely to hire lawyers active on social media

As social media increasingly becomes part of people’s daily lives, a majority of consumers say it plays a major role in deciding which attorney to hire… Read more at Thomson Reuters…

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