Recovering former convict defies odds, ends 'long and hard journey' after being sworn in as a lawyer

A 2017 law school graduate and advocate for the recently incarcerated—who also has a felony record and has been in recovery for more than six years—was sworn in as a member of the Washington State Bar Association on Saturday following a battle with the ...

Supreme Court allows First Amendment suit by man who claimed city intimidation was reason for arrest

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Florida man arrested at a city council meeting to bring a First Amendment claim for retaliatory arrest—even though he conceded that police had probable cause to arrest him. The court ruled 8-1 for Fane Lozman ...

Some bankruptcy judges look for 'wiggle room' in student debt cases; law clerks prove instructive

Some bankruptcy judges are showing more flexibility when borrowers seek to cancel student debt. Though few judges are canceling the debt outright, some are encouraging lawyers to offer pro bono help and others are trying to ease repayment amounts, the Wall ...