Legal Services Corp. still hopes to get funding


President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019 released today calls for defunding the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), but LSC leaders remain confident of continued bipartisan Congressional support. LSC is the nation’s largest single funder of civil legal aid, distributing more … Continue reading

Podcast: Gloria talks about ‘Seeing Allred’

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In the episode of “Represent,” a Slate podcast, Aisha Harris talks to women’s rights attorney and president of the NTL for Women’s Rights group Gloria Allred about her career fighting for the rights of women and minorities, as well as … Continue reading

Podcast: How Sessions has affected the Justice Dept. in his 1st year

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said “a new era of justice has begun” after being sworn in as the nation’s top prosecutor. In the year since, Sessions has managed to transform the Justice Department, especially in the areas of civil rights, … Continue reading

Can a sitting president be indicted?

Donald J. Trump

As the White House debates whether to allow President Trump to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, legal scholars are debating another issue: can you indict a president while he or she is still in office? The Office of … Continue reading

Texas Hospital Hit with $43M Negligence Verdict after Patient Abandoned by Suspended Doctor

A jury has awarded a $43.32 million verdict against Tyler-based East Texas Medical Center and one of its doctors, finding the hospital grossly negligent in its retention and supervision of a doctor on probation whose improper care led to a patient’s complete loss … Continue reading

NTL member Jose Baez writing book about defending Aaron Hernandez

Jose Baez

National Trial Lawyers member Jose Baez promises “shocking revelations” in his new book about defending NFL star Aaron Hernandez on murder charges, according to the Associated Press. Unnecessary Roughness: The Life and Death of Aaron Hernandez is scheduled for release … Continue reading

The 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit kicks off Super Bowl Sunday


The 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit begins this Sunday, February 4, which happens to be the same day another major event happens: The Super Bowl. As in years past, Summit organizers have incorporated one of the year’s biggest sports spectacles into … Continue reading

An attorney who helps prisoners fight fraud

Perry Fisher knew he was going to prison for a long time after his conviction for second-degree murder in 1991. He entrusted nearly $43,000 from a workers compensation lawsuit to his lawyer, Burt Channing, who he asked to occasionally put … Continue reading

Gloria Allred subject of new documentary on Netflix

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The National Trial Lawyers Executive Committee member and president of the NTL for Women’s Rights association Gloria Allred is the subject of a new documentary, Seeing Allred, which was premiered at Sundance and will be available on Netflix, according to … Continue reading

$2.6 Million Settlement for Woman Hit by Cement Truck

Plaintiff Attorney Thomas Brandi of San Francisco

The husband of a California woman who was killed by a speeding cement truck without brakes recovered a $2,592,090 settlement from the cement company and equipment rental company. San Francisco attorneys Thomas Brandi and Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm, represented … Continue reading