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 20 Jan, 2017

Ethics of ALF: Navigating the New World of Legal Investments

Remember when ALF was a furry puppet on TV who ate cats? Simpler times. Now ALF refers to Alternative Legal Funding, the burgeoning new terrain of third-party investment in litigation. The tactic is exploding on the legal scene: one poll estimates that 28% of all law firms used ALF in 2015, which is four times […]

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Nathan Morris

by Nathan Morris Legal Practice

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 05 Jan, 2017

8 Challenges to Plaintiff Attorneys in the Age of Trump

The electoral upset has sent every sector scrambling to recalibrate their outlook on the future. The upcoming president isn’t making it easy for the prognosticators and pundits: as consumer- and worker-advocate Paul Bland notes: president-elect Donald Trump “ran a campaign where there was less release of detailed position papers than in any other modern presidential […]

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Nathan Morris

by Nathan Morris Culture, Legal News

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 30 Dec, 2016

Access to Justice Gets a Tech Boost

The crisis of access to justice — when you’ve been harmed, how can you ensure that you can have your day in court? How could we have a system that is fair and accessible to all, regardless of their wealth? World Justice Project found in 2013 that in the U.S., when poor people have been […]

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Ryan Anderson

by Ryan Anderson Technology

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 07 Dec, 2016

Being an Attorney and Becoming a Mom.

Mom of 4.  FOUR!  I swear I know how it happened.  Andrew and I got through three years of law school and one year of finding a job without a pregnancy scare.  Then we decided to have a kid.  I became pregnant within a year.  I then lost my job, was hired by a solo […]

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Erin Downs

by Erin Downs Culture, Legal Practice

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 18 Nov, 2016

The Legal Rollercoaster of Unpaid Internship Lawsuits

Imagine a landlord calling an up-and-coming twenty-something living in New York, California, or DC.  “Hey, I haven’t seen your rent check yet.” “Oh, don’t worry,” she answers. “I’m paying that by giving you experience!” “What?” “And exposure! Just help me out with my work for the day, and you’ll make some killer connections.” “But the […]

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Ryan Anderson

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