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  • Attorney’s work includes multi-million dollar cases

    April 19, 2024

    Bodman attorney Alan J. Gocha launched his academic trajectory with an undergrad degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan, then  went on to earn his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

  • Firms put the brakes on lateral hiring in 2023: falling 35% from 2022

    April 19, 2024

    The lateral hiring market showed continued signs of a course correction in 2023, with lateral lawyer hiring down 35% overall, following 2022's decline of 11.5%, according to the latest analyses from NALP's 2023 Lateral Hiring Survey. The downturn comes after the hiring surge of 2021, when lateral hiring increased by an unprecedented 111%.

  • Michigan Law lecturer Betsy Fisher proposes solutions to the issue of stateless people

    April 19, 2024

    As immigration and related matters continue to spark heated political debates, one topic that doesn’t get much attention is the status of “stateless” people.
    An estimated 218,000 people in the U.S. fall into this category, defined as someone who “is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law.” These people face unique challenges, and the legal system often has no clear answers on how to treat them.

  • ABA issues ethics guidance on avoiding conflicts with unretained prospective clients

    April 19, 2024

    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently released a formal opinion that provides guidance on when a lawyer’s conflict is imputed to all others in the lawyer’s firm - specifically when a lawyer discusses a legal matter with a prospective client and the client does not retain the lawyer or the firm.

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