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Legal.io Newsletter - March 18 2022

Published weekly on Friday, the Legal.io Newsletter covers the latest in legal, talent & tech.

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Legal.io Newsletter - March 18 2022

News 

ICJ Orders Russia to 'immediately suspend' Ukraine Invasion - the International Court of Justice issued the order Wednesday after Ukraine filed a request for provisional measures last month. More here

Former Harvard Law Student Launches Anti-War Petition - Ryan Donahue has formed a petition with other students from T14 schools to put pressure on law firms to drop their Russian clients. More here

Congressional Report Recommends CBD Regulation - The U.S. Senate Appropriation Committee is proposing incorporating language that would regulate hemp-derived cannabinoids. More here

Law School Admission Council Piloting Alternative Path to Law School - the council is designing a program to enable would-be law students to apply without taking a standardized test. It won't replace the LSAT, but would allow prospective students to complete a tailored curriculum before graduation. More here

SnapChat Faces Potential Liability for Speed Filter - The Georgia Supreme Court ruled the social media company might be liable for negligently designing a speed filter used by a teen driver who recorded speeds of 100+ MPH before crashing and severely injuring another driver. More here

ClientEarth Sues Shell over allegations the oil company's Board of Directors have failed to adopt and implement a climate strategy plan. More here

ReedSmith Announces New Benefits in Talent War - the BigLaw firm will provide fertility and family-forming benefits to new personnel. This development comes after months of pay raises and bonuses offered to new hires. More here

Saul Ewing Declares Wednesdays "Zoom Free" - In an effort to help lawyers and staff to get back to the office, the law firm has made "Zoom-Free" Wednesdays so colleagues can spend time together instead of in meetings on their screens. More here

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