Judge Rules Cullman County, Alabama’s Bail System Illegally Discriminates Against the Poor

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Today, people who were jailed simply because they could not afford bail in Cullman County, Alabama, won a significant victory when a federal court judge ruled that the practice of jailing those who cannot pay is … Continue reading

NTL member Tommy Malone honored with scholarship

Thomas Malone

National Trial Lawyers member Tommy Malone, who is battling stomach cancer, is being honored by his peers who are funding a scholarship at Mercer University Law School in his name. That’s where Malone earned his J.D. in 1966. Malone went … Continue reading

Impeachment of 4 WVA justices begins this week

Impeachment proceedings against four West Virginia Supreme Court Justices begin this week with initial appearances before the state Senate scheduled for Tuesday. According to Talking Points Memo, a pre-trial conference will be held Tuesday before the Senate, which will act … Continue reading

State Farm settles class action for $250M

State Farm has settled a class action for $250 million claiming it created a RICO enterprise to funnel campaign money to an Illinois Supreme Court justice who later voted to overturn a $1 billion verdict against the insurance company, according … Continue reading

Podcast: Demystifying legal tech trends

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New technology has the potential to help law firms manage many things, but how does one sift through all the options to find the best solutions? In this edition of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing from the Legal Talk Network, Gyi … Continue reading

Manafort’s lawyers back in court

Paul Manafort

Attorneys for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will be back in court, one week after he was found guilty on eight counts. Manafort faces a second trial in Washington, DC that’s set to start September 17. While Manafort awaits … Continue reading

Trump’s trouble with ‘flippers’

Donald J. Trump

President Trump doesn’t care much for so-called ‘flippers’ like his former attorney Michael Cohen. The president said “it almost ought to be illegal” for a person who’s accused of a crime to signal a willingness to help investigators. In an … Continue reading

What to look for in a criminal defense attorney

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What makes a good criminal defense attorney, and what qualities should you look for if you need to hire one? The Baltimore Post-Examiner has a list of qualifications potential clients should have in mind. It goes beyond an attorney’s win/loss … Continue reading

Ken Starr joins Lanier team

Mark Lanier

It’s a team-up you that might surprise you at first: National Trial Lawyers President Mark Lanier has hired former US Solicitor General, Federal Judge and Independent Counsel  Ken Starr as counsel to The Lanier Firm. But their story goes back … Continue reading

Why it’s so difficult for sexual harassment victims to win in court

In December, Time magazine’s Person of the Year went to “the silence breakers,” women who have spoken out about sexual harassment and ignited the #MeToo movement. However, as the Harvard Business Review notes, putting into place policies and procedures won’t … Continue reading