Study shows cutting prison time by 1/5 doesn’t increase recidivism

A new study by Abt Associates shows that cutting average federal prison time by 19 percent can save vast sums of money with little effect on public safety. Shortening sentences by 7.5 months would enable a reduction of 33,203 prison … Continue reading

“To Kill a Mockingbird” starts strong on Broadway after legal fight

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After lawsuits and counter-lawsuits, author Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird has started strongly on Broadway, opening to standing room only audiences, according to Forbes and You may recall Lee’s estate sued producer Scott Rudin over Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of … Continue reading

Podcast: How to convince clients you’re worth the cost

How do you convince a potential client that you’re worth every penny they spend hiring you for legal services? In this edition of the Asked and Answered podcast from the Legal Talk Network, attorney Janice Brown tells the ABA Journal‘s … Continue reading

Does Tesla’s med clinic ignore injured workers?

An on-site medical clinic at Tesla’s assembly plant in California serves about 10,000 employees, but some former clinic employees tell Reveal that the facility doesn’t properly help seriously hurt employees, often sending them back to work through their pain. Workers … Continue reading

Trump administration scrutinizing asbestos trust funds

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The Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, out of concern that they’re being depleted by fraudulent claims, according to the Associated Press. The investigation has sought trust documents as part of a civil investigation, opposed … Continue reading

Law to protect crime victims used to shield police

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You may have heard of Marsy’s Law, which was designed to protect the identities of crime victims. But in South Dakota, a highway patrol officer is using the law to keep his name from being released after shooting a suspect, … Continue reading

B.S.-Free Marketing Strategies You Can Start Implementing Today

B.S.-Free Marketing Strategies You Can Start Implementing Today Wednesday, Oct. 24 @ 3:00 PM EST There’s a lot of “fluff” marketing tactics floating around in the legal industry, and not all of those tactics produce tangible results. Even more frustrating … Continue reading

Alabama’s failed war on marijuana

As the War on Drugs wages on despite evidence that it has had almost zero effect, the Southern Poverty Law Center has examined the effects the war has had on one state: Alabama. The report from the SPLC and the … Continue reading

NTL Past President Mike Papantonio featured in new documentary

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The Devil We Know, an award-winning documentary featuring National Trial Lawyers Past President Mike Papantonio, is now available to rent or purchase. When a handful of West Virginia residents discover DuPont has been pumping its poisonous Teflon chemical into the … Continue reading

NTL member Brent Goudarzi gets $101M, $27M verdicts

On July 19, 2018, an Upshur County, Texas jury returned a $101.1 million dollar verdict against Fort Worth-based FTS International Services, LLC and its employee, Bill Acker.  While operating an 18-wheeler in September 2013 in Ore City, Texas, Mr. Acker … Continue reading