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Legal.io Newsletter - June 3, 2022

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

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Legal.io Newsletter - June 3, 2022

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Upsolve Wins the Right to Give Basic Legal Advice - The financial-education and civil rights nonprofit won its lawsuit challenging NY's UPL law on first amendment grounds, and is now allowed to offer their clients legal advice from unlicensed individuals. More here.

Sheryl Sandberg Leaves Meta - After 14 years, the executive is leaving her post to focus on family and philanthropic work. More here

Legal.io Celebrates PRIDE Month - In June, we recognize and celebrate the growing LGBTQIA+ diversity in our team and other legal tech teams. Here's how other tech companies are celebrating PRIDE month

After Verdict, Heard's Attorney Blames Social Media - The highly publicize Heard vs. Depp trial concluded this week, and Heard's attorney said 'lopsided' social media chatter and psots about the Johnny Depp defamation trial 'influenced' the verdict and turned the courtroom into a 'zoo'. More here

Supreme Court Faces 33-Opinion Backlog - As the 2021-2022 term comes to an end in June, the court is waiting until the last minute to rule on some contentious cases. The backlog is the biggest in percentage since at least 1950. More here

Judicial Conference of the US Endorses Free Public Access to Court Documents on PACER - Users are typically charged 10 cents per page for conducted searches, however, the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management considered PACER feedback received regarding feasibility of a proposal to make searches free for non-commercial lawyers. More here.

John Lennon's Lawyer Writes Book - Jay Bergen was retained to represent the late musician in a breach of contract litigation case and describes the experience in his book. More here

Ogletree Deakins' Caroline Tang Discusses the Importance of Mentoring - The Immigration partner in the Austin, TX office of Ogletree Deakins credits women leaders and a mentor at her firm in her professional development. Read more on this installation of Why Mentoring Matters.

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