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The Uninsured and the ACA: A Primer

Kaiser Family Foundation – The Uninsured and the ACA: A Primer – Key Facts about Health Insurance and the Uninsured amidst Changes to the Affordable Care Act: “… Despite large gains in health coverage, some people continued to lack coverage, and the ACA remained the subject of political debate. Attempts to repeal and replace the ACA stalled in summer 2017, but there have been several changes to implementation of the ACA under the Trump Administration that affect coverage. In 2017, the number of uninsured rose for the first time since implementation of the ACA to 27.4 million. Those most at risk of being uninsured include low-income individuals, adults, and people of color. The cost of coverage continues to be the most commonly cited barrier to coverage. Health insurance makes a difference in whether and when people get necessary medical care, where they get their care, and ultimately, how healthy they are. Uninsured people are far more likely than those….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Exclusive Survey Report: Small Firms See Many Challenges, But Do Little To Address Them

Solo and small law firms face many challenges — from getting paid to managing time to keeping up with technology — but they do little to address them, according to the 2019 State of U.S. Small Law Firms survey report being released today by Thomson Reuters. This is the third year TR has surveyed firms of 29 or fewer lawyers, and the results each year have been alarmingly consistent in showing that, while small firms recognize the challenges they face, they show surprisingly little movement in taking action to address them. This closely mirrors the findings of the last survey in 2017. (See below for links to my articles on the prior years’ surveys.) The survey’s authors describe the situation as a “persistent lack of action.” Over the three years of the survey, the challenges small firms identify as their most significant have remained largely the same. As they were last year, their top challenges are acquiring new clients, time spent on….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Research Guide: Researching “Civil Law” Topics at the HLS Library

Et Seq. – The blog of the Harvard Law School Library – Jennifer Allison: “Over the last several months, I have been working on a research guide that, hopefully, will help bridge one of the gaps that researchers from civil law jurisdictions face when they do legal research in the United States. The guide, Researching “Civil Law” Subjects at the Harvard Law School Library, was published today, and can be found at https://guides.library.harvard.edu/civil-law. I designed this resource to provide suggested searches for topics that are normally covered in the civil code in a civil law jurisdiction: Legal Obligations under Contract and Tort Family Law Property Law Law of Succession Remedies…”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Announcing the Brookings House Oversight Tracker

Brookings: “When Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in January, they pledged that the transition would usher in a period of vigorous oversight of the executive branch. As Lawfare readers know, that effort has featured a number of high-profile hearings, including a House Committee on the Judiciary session with then-Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing with President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. House committees have also issued requests for a wide range of written information, such as the 81 document requests sent by the Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into threats against the rule of law. To help make sense of this kind of activity in the House during the 116th Congress, a team in Brookings’s Governance Studies program has assembled the interactive House Oversight Tracker. While congressional oversight can take a number of forms, our tracker monitors two of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What’s the hardest part of practicing law that nobody talks about?

I don’t know about you but for this lawyer, the hardest part of practicing law is the enervating weight of responsibility we carry. We take on all our client’s problems so they don’t have to. We feel for them, work unendingly to make things better for them, and take bullets for them, because that’s what we do. And that’s on top of our own burdens. We have employees who depend on us. Overhead to meet. The bar association and the tax man constantly looking over our shoulder.There are so many balls we have to keep in the air. So many ways things can go wrong. And so much at stake.One mistake could cause the client to lose everything. It could do the same for us. We learn the law. We learn how to build a practice. Over time, we get better at doing the job. The hardest part, the part that never gets easier, the part that nobody talks about, is the feeling that the weight of the world is on our shoulders.But that’s a good thing. Because the day we….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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