Federal Circuit Reprimands Lawyer Who Trumpeted Judge’s Compliment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has publicly reprimanded a Weil Gotshal partner for disseminating to clients and potential clients a statement by a federal judge regarding the lawyer’s skills. Attorney Edward R. Reines argued a case before the Federal Circuit in March of 2014. The day after the argument, the Chief […]

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Managing Partner of Virginia Firm Held Hostage + “Tortured” by Allegedly Disgruntled Employee

On November 14, Washington Post covered a story set in Fairfax County, Virginia, where a lawyers-related saga unfolded that was almost too bizarre to contemplate. Leo Fisher, the managing shareholder of a prominent northern Virginia firm, Bean Kinney & Korman, and his wife, Susan Duncan, were allegedly brutally attacked in their home by two married […]

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Bar Exam Controversy Continues as Brooklyn Dean Calls Out Bar Examiners

The dean of the Brooklyn Law School has jumped headfirst into the simmering controversy surrounding this year’s bar exam. As we reported previously, the passage rate for those who took the July 2014 Ohio bar exam was the lowest bar passage rate in years. But Ohio was not the only state. The Wall Street Journal […]

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Polygamy, Illicit Relationships + Filming Sex with Clients = Lawsuit

According to the Denver Post, a Colorado attorney has been sued for allegedly having illicit relationships with clients, filming sexual liaisons in his office and going so far as marrying some of them in a polygamist union because it was “commanded of God.” Criminal defense attorney, Charles L. Fife, was sued by a client who […]

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902 Applicants Pass Ohio Bar; Lowest Passage Rate in Years

If you know any new attorneys, you know the July 2014 Ohio Bar Examination results were released last week. It was the first time the test was administered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center after years of taking place at the Veterans Memorial. Out of 1,173 applicants who sat for the exam, 902 received passing […]

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