Mother’s milk: Senior reporter John Council looks at a case of first impression at the 5th Circuit: Does Title VII protect women from discrimination if they want to use a breast pump at work while lactating?
Overseeing judges: The state’s Sunset Advisory Commission has ideas for the Legislature about changes in the state agency responsible for disciplining judges.
Constructive criticism: The Grievance Oversight Committee recommends that panels conducting evidentiary hearings should be allowed to send letters expressing “concerns” to lawyers about their conduct or practice methods. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys finds out why.
Suit dismissed: Judge Kyle Carter has signed an order dismissing what remained of a suit that lawyer Craig Washington had filed against solo Seth Kretzer. Reporter Miriam Rozen has more on the dispute.
Seeking $1 million: A California-based legal-recruiting firm and its affiliate are seeking damages in a suit that alleges a former employee wrongfully disclosed confidential information — allegations the defendant denies.
Litigators of the week: The lawyers who won a $100,000 final judgment for a plaintiff’s injuries while on a bus talk strategy with reporter Miriam Rozen.
Tech: Craig Ball identifies 10 bonehead mistakes that can kill an electronic data discovery search.
Junior J.D.: Nancy L. Frachtman counsels lawyers on how to handle bullies at the firm.
Practice management: Debra L. Bruce offers help with a skill not taught in law school: how to motivate others without resorting to coercion.