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ACLU Response to White House Drug Policy Proposal

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The White House announced a new proposal today for policies that respond to the opioid addiction crisis, including possibly imposing the death penalty for those charged with dealing drugs. Jesselyn McCurdy, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union Washington … Continue reading

Podcast: LinkedIn for Lawyers

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Do you and your firm have profiles on LinkedIn, and more importantly, are you getting the most out of the social network? In this On the Road podcast from the Legal Talk Network, Laurence Colletti talks to Dennis Kennedy and … Continue reading

‘What happens when the business and practice of law is through with you?’

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Most people go into the practice of law with some sort of goal in mind: be it justice, social reform or other “greater good” goals, or the accumulation of wealth and success. But what happens to lawyers who never achieve … Continue reading

Modern Niche Marketing Techniques to Grow Your Bottom Line

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If you could simultaneously enhance your customer relationships, overshadow your competitors, and increase your bottom line, would you? With niche marketing, you can achieve them all. The solution is in working smarter, not harder.  By focusing your efforts on a … Continue reading

Federal and State Courts Deny Daubert and Kemp Motions and Set Stage for Abilify Trials Over Compulsive Behaviors

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Hundreds of Plaintiffs Nationwide Claim Drug Led to Compulsive Gambling, Sex, Eating The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida’s Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers has released a redacted version of its January 22, 2018 order denying … Continue reading

ACLU Sues Georgia County Over Discriminatory, Wealth-Based Bail System

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The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Georgia filed a federal class-action lawsuit today against Glynn County, Georgia, for violating the constitutional rights of people arrested for misdemeanors. The lawsuit was brought against the county itself, as well … Continue reading

EM3 Partners Recognized as Minority Leaders by National Law and Regional Business Organizations

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Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP, or EM3 Law, is pleased to announce that two of its partners, Jamal Edwards and Ajay Mago, have received honors for leadership and excellence in both business and law.  The newly-formed firm’s innovative, collaborative … Continue reading

How traffic ticket debt can drive blacks into bankruptcy

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Soaring debt from traffic tickets is driving Chicago-area black motorists into bankruptcy, ProPublica reports. The cash-strapped city is punishing cash-strapped drivers to collect on overdue parking and traffic tickets. In one year alone, a single mother got 15 tickets, including … Continue reading

NBL Discount for “Strength in Numbers” event in May

The National Black Lawyers are partnering with the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute for “Strength in Numbers: Celebrating African American Representation in the Law.” The event will be held May 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Strength in Numbers is dedicated to … Continue reading

NBL member reaches $3.5M settlement over DC police shooting

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National Black Lawyers member Jason Downs has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the District of Columbia over a fatal shooting by a police officer of an unarmed motorcyclist. Downs says Terrence Sterling was unlawfully shot in the back and … Continue reading