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Early on in the ABA’s most recent annual diversity Survey Report, the authors quote the French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. The bottom line from this year’s Survey is summed up in one sentence from the Report:  “White attorneys, male attorneys, non-LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys without disabilities dominate in representation
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We have provided watchlists for expanding your knowledge of the diverse communities within the legal profession. Now, put your reading glasses on for our reading list.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This celebration encompasses a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures from all over the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and
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We have provided watchlists for expanding your knowledge of the diverse communities within the legal profession. Now, put your reading glasses on for our reading list.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This celebration encompasses a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures from all over the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and
Continue Reading 5 Books to Explore Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage

E-commerce channel providers’ suspension of sellers’ accounts associated with alleged intellectual property infringement is fast, and suspension remediation is time-consuming and costly. Consequently, e-commerce sellers should contemplate pre-emptive legal and business arrangements to ameliorate potential e-commerce account suspensions consequences.
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We all know that it takes some “outside of the box thinking” to help improve the legal system in the United States, especially when it comes to Pro Se litigants. Courtroom5 CEO and co-founder Sonja Ebron does exactly that with her startup focused on guiding Pro Se litigants through complex court processes. Ed Walters, CEO and co-founder of Fastcase
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Non-lawyers will be allowed to provide legal advice to low-income New Yorkers who face debt collection actions, under a preliminary injunction ordered yesterday by a federal judge in New York.
In a case brought by Upsolve, a company that uses technology to help low-income consumers in bankruptcy and debt matters, seeking to block New York’s attorney general from enforcing
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The American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation has launched a website, Justice System Metrics, that catalogues the key metrics and performance indicators that can be used to evaluate progress and innovation in the justice sector, and that also provides real-world examples of how these metrics are being used to understand and drive progress in the justice system.
The site
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