Interest in Public Interest: Careers in public interest law are attracting more and more young lawyers, Karen Sloan reports. Among the factors explaining the trend: loan forgiveness programs that help with heavy student debt loads.
Champions in the Law: It's time for our annual listing of champions and visionaries who have advanced and improved the practice of law in Washington. Among them: Judge Reggie Walton, the Justice Department's Thomas Perrelli and practitioners Jim Rocap and Lisa Blatt.
Top In-House: We profile some of the most influential in-house attorneys in the D.C. area, from Terry Adamson of the National Geographic Society to American University's Mary Kennard to the Defense Department's Jeh Johnson and Harold Koh at State.
Cobell Costs: The $99 million in legal fees included in the settlement for the Cobell Indian trust litigation is disappointing some and outraging others, Mike Scarcella is reporting.
Social Media: Employees' uses of Twitter and Facebook to complain about workplace conditions could fall into the category of communications among workers that are protected by the National Labor Relations Act, according to an analysis by two Holland & Knight labor and employment lawyers.