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Mentorships: giving back to the next legal generation

September 30, 2020

Amy Katz BridgeTower Media Newwires Global pandemic. Social justice. Police violence. Racial bias. The year has been a tumultuous one, and no less so for the attorneys who are navigating the many legal, regulatory and compliance challenges that have arisen ...

Federal court halts U.S. Department of Education's rule on distributing coronavirus aid relief to private schools

September 30, 2020

Marshall W. Grate Clark Hill On August 21, 2020, a federal court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle granted the State of Washington’s motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) ...

The 19th Amendment: a beginning, not an end

September 30, 2020

Randi Prokou BridgeTower Media Newwires August was an important month for our nation’s history and for women’s rights in particular.  We celebrated 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified and women achieved the right to vote in the ...

My Turn: July 4th holiday offered a special meaning in 2020

September 30, 2020

This year’s July 4th celebration – with a few inglorious exceptions – was muted by a virus that seems to have caught its second wind. Our nation’s 244th birthday would have coincided with the 98th for a man who embodied the ideals ...

'Listening' to Blacks Shouldn't Be Conditional

September 30, 2020

Rev. Dean Nelson Chairman, Douglass Leadership Institute Too many whites on the right and left only want to listen to Blacks who agree with them on everything. The horrifying murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd has sparked unprecedented ...

Coronavirus, collections and court rules

September 30, 2020

Jacob Kahn From food service to airlines to manufacturing, COVID-19 has turned every industry in the world on its head. There is talk of cinema chains and airlines going bankrupt, small businesses being erased, and university enrollment dropping. Some have ...