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Robert Tembeckjian, Administrator of the Commission on Judicial Conduct

Judge Quits Bench Amid Alleged 'Duct Tape' Threat, Ex Parte Talks

By Jason Grant |

A Livingston County town and village justice under investigation for judicial misconduct—including charges he engaged in ex parte contact and threatened to tape shut a defendant's mouth—has resigned from both positions and agreed to never seek judicial office again.

Augustus Invictus

Alt-Right Lawyer Who Organized Charlottesville Rally Launches Senate Bid

By Scott Flaherty |

Augustus Sol Invictus, a retired Florida lawyer, was one of the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally that erupted in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

From left, Katherine Bolger, Rachel Strom and Nathan Siegel

Davis Wright Beefs Up First Amendment Group Amid 'Fake News' Attacks

By Christine Simmons |

In the midst of what some see as an uptick in libel cases, five attorneys involved in major defamation and First Amendment matters moved their practice this month from Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz to Davis Wright Tremaine, including New York partners Katherine Bolger and Rachel Strom and Washington, D.C., partner Nathan Siegel.

Milton Mollen.

Milton Mollen, 24-Year Judge and Head of NYPD Commission, Dead at 97

By Jason Grant and Andrew Denney |

Milton Mollen, a World War II veteran, a former presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and chair of a historic committee that uncovered vast corruption within the New York City Police Department, has died.

Andrew Parnas.

A Mere Teen, This Young Man Is Heading to Law School

By Karen Sloan |

Thousands of new students are flocking to law campuses across the country this month to kick off their legal careers. It's safe to say that most all of them can legally order a beer at the bar. Not Boca Raton's Aaron Parnas.

ABA Report Promotes Changes to Treat Addiction, Depression

By Roy Strom |

A report released Monday by the American Bar Association hopes to help the legal profession address addiction and depression by detailing sweeping changes that bar regulators, judges, law firms, law schools and others can make to address what the report says amounts to a crisis in lawyers’ well-being.

ABA pic

ABA Calls for Bar Admission of Undocumented Law Grads

By Karen Sloan |

Undocumented law graduates should not be denied the opportunity to join the bar and practice law based solely on their immigration status, according to the American Bar Association.

The Eastern District Courthouse in Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn

Veteran Criminal Lawyer Faces Ethics Complaint Suit Over Failing to File Appeal

By Andrew Denney |

The refusal by Joseph Conway of LaRusso, Conway & Bartling to file an appeal for his client was "inexcusable as a matter of ethics and professionalism," the judge ruled.

Arent Fox office in Washington, D.C.

Arent Fox Loses Bid for Client's Communications in Malpractice Case

By B. Colby Hamilton |

Southern District Judge Gabriel Gorenstein dismissed a motion by Arent Fox to compel its former client to produce communications with replacement counsel.

Voting booths

Const. Convention Backer Sues NY Elections Board

By Josefa Velasquez |

The founder of a group that supports this year's referendum on whether the state should hold a constitutional convention has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Elections to put the question on the front of the ballot.

The Appellate Division, First Department, at 27 Madison Ave.

'Candid, Contrite' NY Lawyer Gets Lighter Punishment in Ethics Case

By Jason Grant |

Citing his financial hardships and pro bono work, the First Department has chosen to publicly censure, rather than suspend or disbar, a veteran New York lawyer who disregarded some 25 court orders in 11 different federal lawsuits.

Kellye Testy

LSAT Leader Urges Caution in Law Schools' Use of GRE

By Karen Sloan |

The floodgates have opened up for a change that could undo a virtual monopoly on how undergrads get into law school, with Northwestern and Georgetown joining Harvard and the University of Arizona in accepting GRE scores. But the rush to embrace the GRE has its critics—including, not unexpectedly, Kellye Testy, the new president of the Law School Admission Council, which administers the LSAT.

Judges Dish on Uncivil, Unethical Behavior at ABA Panel

By Christine Simmons |

"I just thought to myself, what world have I entered," one New York judge said of the nastiness he heard from a lawyer in his court.

Mary Jane Augustine.

McCarter & English Ex-Practice Leader Adapts to Business World

By McKenna Moore |

With football season less than a month away, one former Big Law partner who represented the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets on the construction of MetLife Stadium is getting ready for a new season of her own.