Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (and really, with some of the news nowadays, we can’t blame you), you’ve likely heard a fair bit about the CFPB. Among other things, the CFPB, or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saw its director (Richard Cordray) resign, witnessed not one, but two people claim to be the new acting director, and now finds itself embroiled in a growing number of lawsuits. View Full Post
Welcome back to another week of LexBlog’s Top 10 in Law Blogs! This week’s assortment features a post from Canna Law Blog’s John Mansfield on the FDA’s stance on medical marijuana; Thomas J. Crane considers whether President Trump’s tweets are “official;” and Jonathan Kolodziej And Jason Bushby, Bradley attorneys and Financial Services Perspectives bloggers, discuss everything you should know about the current and future state of the CFPB. View Full Post
Happy December and, most importantly, happy Friday! Between the tumultuous events at the CFPB, the trial of Michael Flynn, and accusations of sexual harassment against Matt Lauer, this week has been an incredibly active news cycle. This week’s top 10 blog posts includes the debut piece from Jordan Galvin’s blog, about how the MSU Law student uses the Kanban system in her work with MSU’s Center for Legal Services Innovation (LegalRnD); an update on a recent decision in favor of the rights of street artists from Katharine Haydock of Hughes, Hubbard, & Reed; and a post on the distribution of funds raised by the Texas District & County Attorneys Foundation to benefit prosecutors, investigators, and administrative staff impacted by Hurricane Harvey. View Full Post
Welcome to the Black Friday edition of the Top 10 in Law Blogs. Included here are posts from Rosemary Durkin of Stark & Stark on President Trump’s proposed tax reform plan; a post and accompanying podcast with Jon Wainwright of the University of the Pacific McGeoge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law and Policy; and important Cyber Monday advice from Linn Foster Freedman of Robinson + Cole. View Full Post
The end of another week means the release of another LexBlog Top 10 in Law Blogs, where we compile our favorite and most relevant posts from the week. This week’s highlights include a post from Andrew Levad and Jason Gordon of Reed Smith LLP on a newly upheld ruling that prohibits New Yorkers from taking ballot-box selfies; a discussion about sexual harassment in the cannabis industry workplace, by Robert McVay, a partner at Harris Bricken; and an update from Amanda Sanders, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Senior Knowledge Lawyer, about the EAT’s dismissal of Uber’s appeal about the worker status of its drivers. View Full Post
To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, we’re highlighting the great pro bono work being done by attorneys, firms, and bar association. Today we’re featuring the State Bar of Texas, which has a massive network of pro bono resources available. They were also instrumental in helping Texans recover from Hurricane Harvey; you can read about those efforts, and more, below. View Full Post
Over 20 different countries were represented this Tuesday at the annual Legal Geek Conference in London, England. The event featured a packed schedule of speakers, which kicked off with a headlining panel of women in legal tech, as well as Startup Alley, where attendees could explore various start-up booths. View Full Post
In one of the most well-attended panels of #NABEComm17, Adam Camras (CEO of Legal Talk Network), Mike Avitzur (Director of Government Relations, Boston Bar Association), Jonathon Israel (Director of the Florida Bar Practice Research Institute), and moderator Patricia McConnico (Managing Editor of the Texas Bar Journal) spoke about how bars can best go about creating their own podcasts. View Full Post