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What’s a lawyer now?

Lawyers like to define terms, so how do they define themselves? Read more at

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The President is rapidly reshaping the judiciary. Here’s how.

Mr. Trump has already appointed eight appellate judges, the most this early in a presidency since Richard M. Nixon… Read more in The New York Times

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In praise of ABA’s women’s initiative

We applaud the recently announced initiative of the president of the American Bar Association, Hilarie Bass. Read more at

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LSAT-takers trending upward following five-year plunge. Why?

More LSAT-takers trend upward. Welcome news for law schools and the profession; a bigger pool gives schools better odds 4 admitting more qualified applicants. Read more at

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Non-lawyers grow more powerful in Texas law firms

Most major law firms in Texas have hired non-lawyer professionals to handle key marketing operations. Read more in the Houston Chronicle.

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Florida Bar Foundation takes AI to the justice gap

The Pensacola-based pilot project found that applying predictive modeling to integrated intake systems could help nonprofit groups diagnose potential legal issues. Read more at Legaltech News.

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