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TweetJudges need not be banned from sites like Facebook, but they also can’t friend, tweet, and post like the rest of us. According to a recent formal opinion by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, judges need to exercise caution when participating in electronic social media (ESM). As articulated by […]

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TweetIn a move that many law students and recent graduates will greet with a sigh of relief, the ABA has recently decided to continue withholding approval of accreditation to foreign law schools. In an August 3, 2012 vote, the ABA’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted to refuse accreditation for the […]

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TweetToday’s clients are more loyal to their lawyer than their law firm and rainmaker partners are returning that loyalty by seeking out better opportunities for their clients and themselves at other law firms. Partners are now moving from firm to firm in the same percentages as associates are moving.  This new mobility by rainmaker partners […]

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TweetThe California Supreme Court is considering whether to admit an illegal immigrant to the practice of law. Having passed a written test and moral evaluation, the State Bar of California certified Sergio Garcia and sent his paperwork to the Court noting that he was an undocumented alien. Garcia came to the United States from Mexico with […]

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TweetFor law students hoping that their legal degree would be the ticket to steady, high-paying jobs, the reality of the current economy is understandably disappointing. But are law schools to blame? According to a growing number of class-action lawsuits, many believe the answer is yes. In February, twelve law schools were slapped with class-action lawsuits […]

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TweetThe ABA has taken strong exception with the way the Law School Admission Council handle’s requests by takers of the LSAT’s for special accommodations.  The ABA passed a resolution asking the council to clarify its policies to people with disabilities; to inform applicants of its decisions in a shorter period of time; and to allow […]

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TweetIt is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of longtime Martindale-Hubbell leader Lou Duffy on Friday at his home in Annandale, NJ.  To those who knew him as a friend and colleague, Lou will be remembered most of all for his generosity of spirit and for the joy with which […]

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Tweet By Nigel Roberts, Director Global Associations, LexisNexis Group LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell veteran Lou Duffy was recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) for his long lasting contribution to the legal profession, during the ABA MidYear Meeting in Orlando, Feb 2010. The recognition was provided at the ABA Center for Human Rights luncheon attended by 100 […]

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TweetLast November, we presented the newly transformed Martindale-Hubbell Ratings at the ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference.  All the major U.S. ratings and ranking services, including Avvo, Best Lawyers, Chambers, Lawdragon, Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers, were invited to present their ratings methodologies and share how the resulting ratings and reviews provide value to users. (Chambers […]

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TweetA while back I read Larry Bodine’s article in Law Technology News titled “Social Networking – Crowded but silent”. Larry covers well the challenge we face in any social or professional networking system – whether it’s online or offline – what’s in it for the participants? MySpace and FaceBook have been successful in large part […]

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