In Maine, hopes turn to law students amid dearth of rural attorneys

Mar 28, 2022
Lawmakers consider a proposal that might convince some law students to work and live in rural communities.
Legislators have proposed allowing law students to work at a legal aid clinic in Fort Kent to alleviate the shortage of lawyers in the area.
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Tenants facing pandemic eviction have a new ally: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Apr 20, 2021
The new CFPB rule requires landlords to clearly inform tenants — and limits what debt collectors can do.
The new CFPB new rule forbids debt collectors from giving tenants misleading information about their rights.
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Personal injury lawyers hit the airwaves in an attempt to round up victims of Roundup

Jun 13, 2019
With thousands of cancer patients suing or planning to sue Monsanto over its weed killer, Roundup, personal injury lawyers are clamoring to represent them
The Bayer Pharma AG building stands on August 29, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
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Rush to divorce is the latest consequence of 2017 tax reform

Nov 28, 2018
Alimony payments will no longer be tax deductible for divorces finalized after Jan. 1.
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The American Bar Association is trying to address a shortage of trial lawyers

Aug 3, 2017
Fewer new lawyers are getting the experience they need in arguing a case before a judge and jury.
The Supreme Court.
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How Houston turned things around

Jan 30, 2017
It’s been more than a decade since Houston last hosted the Superbowl. Problems in the oil and gas industry have battered the city in the meantime, but in the last few years, Houston has staged a stunning comeback. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

Lawyers find success in the Bakken

Jul 16, 2015
The booming population of young men is helping fuel the need for attorneys.

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Three jobs, a family and uncertainty

Jul 14, 2015
Tonia Korka has to juggle multiple jobs to support her family.

Women lawyers still hit glass ceiling

Aug 26, 2013
Women are still underrepresented as partners at big law firms, and still make less than their male counterparts.

Financial crisis profit-taking winds down -- for some

Jun 25, 2013
The layoffs at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges show that some companies face a crisis now that the business of cleaning up the financial crisis is over.