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Lawyers Suing to End the Texas Bar Seek Court's Protection From Paying Dues

The suit, McDonald v. Longley, is one of at least four lawsuits filed nationally challenging mandatory bar membership in the wake of two U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

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NYSBA to Study if Move to Uniform Bar Exam Led to a Rise in Lawyers Unprepared to Practice

The NYSBA is creating a task force to study whether the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam is responsible for new lawyers not understanding the rules for practicing in state courts.

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As more people go without a lawyer, courts offer self-help services. Advice from the judge? No way

People increasingly are representing themselves, and it falls to judges and other officials to demystify legal processes and decorum.

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Do court bans on electronic devices impede access to justice?

Across the country, courts of all types have banned cellphones in courtrooms. Courts have cited different reasons ... ranging from preventing disruption in the courtroom to protecting witnesses who could be photographed and potentially threatened for appearing.

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Permission to Dream

There are hundreds of thousands of people in your country to whom the possibility of being a lawyer someday has never seriously occurred … because their circumstances have conspired to keep their dreams smaller and more modest.

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Twitter as an Engagement Medium for State Bar Associations

Some bars have generated a decent Twitter following doing this, others have a very small following. But what’s missing for most bar associations is the social networking and interaction part of Twitter, what I call engagement.

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