Legal Lasso: In-Person Bar Exams Still Popular With Examiners

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States Opt for In-Person Bar Exams
Despite coronavirus concerns, many states are opting for traditional in-person bar exams for September and October, rather than remote exams, which have been disrupted by technical issues so far.

ACLU Reaches Tentative Agreement With Prison Officials
Colorado prison officials have reached a settlement in lawsuit claiming it didn’t put in place adequate measures to protect vulnerable inmates from COVID-19.

CU Anschutz Accused of Violating Animal Laws
A group of physicians have filed a complaint alleging the CU Anschutz Medical Campus violated parts of the Animal Welfare Act by teaching students surgical procedures using live pigs.

RTD Contractor Increases Demand Ahead of Trial
An RTD contractor increased the amount of money it’s seeking in a lawsuit against the transit agency over safety regulations and lost revenue.

CU Students Look to Remove Police
Colorado cities that saw efforts to divest their police forces failed to do so, but some students at CU are pushing for the university to remove its campus police and security presence.


Haynes and Boone’s Big Get
Haynes and Boone hired Joseph Matal, former USPTO acting director and one of the principal drafters of the America Invents Act, in its Washington, D.C. office.

Holland & Knight Partly Restores Employee Salaries
Holland & Knight is among the BigLaw firms beginning to undo its austerity measures for employees. The firm has restored 30% to 50% of the original cuts made in June and is evaluating further steps.

Alaska AG Resigns
Alaska’s attorney general resigned after news broke about his long-term habit of sending inappropriate personal text messages to a junior state employee.

ICE’s Top Lawyer Takes Leadership Position
Tony Pham, ICE’s former top legal advisor, will serve as acting director for the agency, replacing the former acting director, Matthew Albence, who had been in the position since last July.

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