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Fla. Allows Lawyers to Solicit for Clients by Text

By Julie Kay |

Venturing into a relatively new field of advertising, Florida is the second state to allow lawyers to solicit for clients by text messages.

Acting as Plaintiff, Lawyer Loses Award in Drink Coupon Case

By Amanda Bronstad |

Prominent class action attorney Adam Levitt has been stripped of the $15,000 incentive award he received as a lead plaintiff in litigation over Southwest Airlines Co. drink coupons after he failed to disclose he was co-counsel with his own lawyer in a separate case.

Categorical Bar on Life Without Parole for Juveniles Urged

By Marcia Coyle |

The U.S. Supreme Court this term will decide whether its 2012 ban on mandatory life without parole sentences for juvenile murderers is retroactive. But some of those offenders and their lawyers hope for more from the justices.

Elena Kagan.

Kagan: Law Schools Must Do More to Boost Writing Skills

By Tony Mauro |

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan thinks American law schools—including those in the top tier—need to "think in a deep way" about how to help their students become better writers.