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New ‘dreamer’ lawyer devotes career to immigration

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Leila Fajardo-Giles was scheduled to receive her law degree from Suffolk University Law School this week, but she’s already chosen the path she’ll be focusing on in her new legal career: immigration. Fajardo-Giles is a dreamer, one of the hundreds … Continue reading

Podcast: Proposed changes to the ADA Education and Reform Act

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The House of Representatives has passed HR 620, also known as the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Critics say the changes would restrict the rights of disabled Americans with the goal of limiting “frivolous” lawsuits. In this podcast … Continue reading

Webinar: The Facebook advertising playbook for law firms

What are the most effective ways to market your law firm on Facebook and other social media outlets? This on-demand webinar with Crisp CEO Michael Mogill shows you how you can leverage Facebook to generate leads, raise awareness for your … Continue reading

Federal judge’s ruling ordering restart of DACA

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was “arbitrary and capricious,” and the program should be restarted. NPR reports that US District Judge John D. Bates gave the administration … Continue reading

Video: Fraternity expelled for mocking disabilities

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A fraternity has been expelled from Syracuse University after a video showed members mocking the disabled. Video from CNN shows members of the Theta Tau fraternity miming the sexual assault of a disabled person. The Washington Post reports that fraternity … Continue reading

Podcast: Love and divorce edition

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The state of the marriage union is discussed by two top Chicago-area family lawyers in this podcast from The Chicago Bar Association on the Legal Talk Network featuring Miles N. Beermann and Kimberly Cook. Hosts Jon Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne … Continue reading

Justice Dept. places quotas on immigration judges

The Justice Department is imposing quotas on how quickly immigration judges can close cases in an effort to speed up the process, raising serious questions about the independence of the judicial branch of law. The ABA Journal, The Washington Post … Continue reading

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For the latest in legal and political news and opinions, follow The Trial Lawyer magazine on social media! The Trial Lawyer is the official publication of Legal Associations Management, and it’s now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We regularly post … Continue reading

Trump’s threats to DACA

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Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted that there would be “NO MORE DACA DEAL” and blamed the failure on Democrats. At CNN, attorney Raul Reyes writes that Trump is ignorant of the nation’s immigration laws, pointing out that it … Continue reading

How a lawyer pulled off the greatest Social Security fraud ever

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He called himself “Mr. Social Security.” And in a way, he was: Attorney Eric Conn ripped off Social Security for $550 million. Conn told his clients in Kentucky that he could get them disability money that they couldn’t get on … Continue reading