Bankruptcy cools off: As part of a special report on the corporate bankruptcy landscape in 2011, Amanda Bronstad reports that while fewer businesses filed for bankruptcy, law firm bankruptcy practices weren't hit too hard.
Courthouse funding crunch: Todd Ruger reports on how federal court administrators nationwide are adjusting to expected cuts in congressional spending for new courthouse construction.
State bar wants to call the tune: The State Bar of California is mulling whether to impose a practical skills training requirement on lawyers applying for admission. Karen Sloan reports that some legal academics are calling the move unnecessary and warning that it could stifle innovation.
Lawmakers as Hill lobbyists: Andrew Ramonas reports on the latest crop of former lawmakers who are now eligible to work as lobbyists, following a required "cooling off" period.
Hot bench over Arizona law: Tony Mauro analyzes last week's arguments before the Supreme Court over Arizona's controversial immigration law.