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How do customers decide on a lawyer?

Even though the United States has 70% of the world’s lawyers, it can be difficult for clients to find the right legal representation. Read more at Law Technology Today.

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Backlog in NY immigration court leaves most undocumented children without lawyers

…immigration courts have become increasingly chaotic, according to attorneys representing undocumented immigrants... Read more at WNYC Radio.

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What happens to SCOTUS briefs once the term ends?

...while he was on the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis arranged for the Univ. of Louisville law school library to receive copies of the briefs submitted… Read more at the U. of Louisville law library blog.

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The legal profession is diversifying. But not at the top.

Minority lawyers now make up 16 percent of law firms -- a record high -- but remain scarce at the top… Read more in the The Washington Post.

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Missouri Public defenders' caseloads have them overworked...

Dane Roper is looking at a busy day. The assistant public defender has six sentencing hearings scheduled on a recent Thursday morning… Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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The new answer to Georgia’s rural lawyer shortage: teach people to do more without a lawyer

The long-running and worsening shortage of lawyers in rural areas has challenged the profession’s most prominent minds. Read more at

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