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New ABA Membership Model Will Mean Lower Dues, Free CLE and Customized Content

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Under the new structure, there will be five price points for the basic level of dues-paying ABA membership.

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Sidley Adds Private Equity Partner Jared Jensen in San Francisco

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Sidley Austin LLP announced that Jared Jensen has joined the firm as a partner in its global Private Equity practice.

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Ex-DOJ Counsel Sentenced for Shakedown Scam with Whistleblower Files

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The scheme was an attempt to woo potential clients and increase his earnings and standing in his new role as a defense lawyer for one of Washington’s most influential law firms, according to prosecutors and admissions by Jeffrey Wertkin, reports The Washington Post.

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Trust Helps Preserve Privacy Coveted by Author Harper Lee

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Privacy concerns are among several factors that have increased the use of trusts as a mechanism to transfer property at death, says Dallas estate planning attorney Sam Long.

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Former Biglaw Lawyer, Son of Washington Post Publisher, Dies in Apparent Suicide

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William W. Graham, a former Williams & Connolly lawyer who was a member of the family that owned and published The Washington Post for many years, died in an apparent suicide, according to the Post.

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Lawyer Recounts His DWI Arrest, and Offers Some Advice

Lawyer Recounts His DWI Arrest, and Offers Some Advice

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In a post on Above the Law, former lawyer Brian Cuban describes the humiliation he felt when he was hauled to a Dallas jail and the slide into addiction that changed his life and cost him his career.

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From Virtual Reality to Harvey: Texas’ Top Legal Stories of 2017

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Androvett Legal Media & Marketing has compiled its list of the Top 10 Texas legal news stories for the sixth consecutive year.

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BigLaw Counsel Dies in Fall From Manhattan High-Rise Apartment

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Kenneth Freeling, of counsel at Covington & Burling and former Dewey & LeBoeuf litigation partner, died in a fall from his ninth-floor New York apartment Thursday, according to reports.

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Lawyer Who Died in Parking Garage Fire Worked at BigLaw Firm

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A badly burned body found on the floor of a Chicago parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as Louis S. Cohen, of counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP, reports The Chicago Tribune.

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Attorney Brian ‘Strong Arm’ Loncar’s Death Ruled Accidental Cocaine Overdose

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Prominent Dallas lawyer Brian Loncar, known for his TV identity “The Strong Arm,” died last month due to an accidental cocaine overdose, officials said Thursday, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

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The Top Texas Legal Stories of 2016

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From the legal debate over bathrooms, to the battle over renaming a Houston law school, to a billion-dollar-plus jury award, Texas was home to some of the nation’s most intriguing legal news of 2016.

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Securing Assent: The Internet Twist of Electronic Contracts

Securing Assent: The Internet Twist of Electronic Contracts

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Getting clear assent in real time, however, isn’t always enough. You also may need to prove at a later date that consent occurred, writes Mark Sableman for Thompson & Coburn.

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Provost Umphrey Law Firm Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Provost Umphrey Law Firm Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

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The Best Lawyers in America has named 13 attorneys from Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., among the country’s best, including firm partner D’Juana Parks, who was named the city’s top lawyer for plaintiffs’ personal injury cases.

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Protecting Confidential Information in the Financial Services Industry

Protecting Confidential Information in the Financial Services Industry

August 26, 1 p.m. EDT
Seyfarth Shaw attorneys will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry in a webinar.

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Working on the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online

Working on the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online

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Avvo has posted a free on-demand webinar discussing the primary ethics issues that may arise when selling or delivering legal services online.

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