Legal Industry

Supreme Court Formalizes Guidance for Its ‘Friends’

The Supreme Court Oct. 17 issued guidance for filers of friend-of-the-court briefs that “clears up a number of contested issues previously resolved through word-of-mouth lore among practitioners,” …

Akron Law Joins Growing List of Law Schools to Accept GRE

The University of Akron School of Law announced it is accepting the Graduate Record Exam for admissions, joining a growing list of law schools including Harvard, Yale, and Columbia that allow GRE …

N.Y. Lawyers Can Accept Referral Fees In Retirement

Retired New York lawyers can ask for and accept referral fees for work they’ve turned over to another lawyer for safekeeping that evolves into additional work, the state bar’s ethics committee …

Montana Lawyer Disqualified in Bad Faith Insurance Action

A Montana attorney can’t represent his client in the client’s suit against his insurer because the attorney represented him in the underlying claim, a federal district court ruled Oct. 7.