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Alli Gerkman
Ray Suarez interviews Rebecca Love Kourlis about Rebuilding Justice and the problems and potential solutions it identifies for civil courts in the United States. Watch U.S. Civil Court System Needs Major Overhaul, New Book Declares on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.  ...
Alli Gerkman
New York Law School, one of the first law schools to be sued over its job placement data, has filed a motion to dismiss. It claims it is in full compliance with the American Bar Association's procedures for reporting employment data. Click here to read the article. See also: New York Law School fights class-action...
Alli Gerkman
A survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal for the Association of Corporate Counsel suggests that in-house legal departments are refusing to pay for new lawyers. More than 20% responded that they have refused to pay for work by first- or second-year lawyers. "Training someone on putting together an asset-purchase...
Alli Gerkman
Four years ago, Professor Andrew Schepard and his colleagues at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University developed a family law class that would strike a balance between doctrine and skills development. This week, we added it to our growing collection of innovative law school courses . In a recent...
Alli Gerkman
A local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a forum on diversity in state courts as part of a national campaign to promote impartial courts and judicial diversity. The League made several recommendations for enhancing diversity among the state’s judges, most of whom are elected by the legislature after being...
Alli Gerkman
In the wake of the defeat of three justices in the November 2010 retention elections, members of the Iowa Supreme Court have been more active in outreach efforts to educate the public about the role of the courts. One justice will stand for retention in 2012, and a challenge is anticipated. Click here to read the...
Alli Gerkman
A supreme (trial) court administrative judge issued a written reprimand to candidates for four open seats in his district, citing a number of complaints about their campaign activities. The candidates had been provided with a copy of a judicial campaign ethics handbook and required to attend an educational program on...
Alli Gerkman
Chief Justice Paul De Muniz announced that he will retire from the supreme court in January 2013. De Muniz’s announcement came well in advance so that prospective candidates for his seat could prepare for the 2012 election. Click here to read the article.

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