Law School loan debtI’m completely confident my [student debt relief] plan is legal. But right now it’s on hold because of these lawsuits. We’re not going to back down though in our fight to give families breathing room. That’s why the Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the case. But it isn’t fair to ask tens of millions of borrowers eligible for relief to resume their student debt payments while the courts consider the lawsuit.

For that reason, the Secretary of Education is extending the pause on student loan payments while we seek relief from the courts.

— President Joe Biden, in an announcement made via Twitter, concerning the extension of the student-loan payment pause. The pause will conclude “no later than June 30, 2023, which would give the Supreme Court an opportunity to hear the case in its current term. Thereafter, borrowers

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Dinner of friends thanksgivingThe holiday season is definitely upon us. Every other commercial on television has a holiday theme, and individuals have already started wishing people a happy holidays if they do not plan to speak to them over the next several weeks. The holidays are usually a period to take time off from work to spend precious days with loved ones. However, because of the erosion of the work-life balance, many people might work during the holiday season since they need to meet year-end deadlines or accomplish other goals. Nevertheless, people should definitely take some time off around the holidays to rest and recharge, since this can have numerous advantages.

When I worked as an associate at a bunch of different law firms, I had varying degrees of success at taking time off around the holidays. As an associate in Biglaw, it was difficult to take any time off since we were

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yale dbU.S. News & World Report began ranking law schools in 1990. Every year since — a period of more than three decades — Yale Law School secured the No. 1 spot on the U.S. News list.

Yale’s reign at the top of the U.S. News rankings may be over, however. On November 16, Yale Law School announced that it would henceforth opt out of U.S. News & World Report’s list of top law schools.

Other highly ranked law schools quickly jumped on the bandwagon. As I write this, nine of the T-14 law schools (the most highly ranked schools on the U.S. News list) have pledged to stop submitting the internal data the publication needs to compile its list.

There are a lot of good reasons to detest the U.S. News law school rankings. Even so, it’s not exactly clear what gave rise to the big pullout now, after

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Group hands on top of each other of diverse multi-ethnic and multicultural people.Diversity people. Concept of teamwork community and cooperation.Diverse culture.Racial equality.OnenessThe arm of the ABA charged with overseeing legal education in the country just voted to end the accreditation requirement that law schools must consider standardized test scores as part of admissions. This is not the final word on the topic — the ABA House of Delegates must approve the change in February — but it’s already kicked up a lot of drama in legal academia.

Of the arguments marshaled against dropping the requirement, the most powerful is that standardized testing is critical for law school diversity efforts — such as those are by this time next year — as the most important arrow in the law school’s quiver to identify promising law students who may not boast stellar undergraduate grades.

But… none of these arguments seem to hold up to much scrutiny.

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of Berkeley and Dean Daniel Tokaji of the University of Wisconsin Law School wrote

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path career choice diverse woman Vector of a business woman walking on a red arrow on a city scape backgroundRestarting your legal career after taking time off for any reason can be difficult. You may have left the workforce to raise a family or care for an ailing loved one. Maybe you were downsized during the recession and struggled to find work. Or you may have simply decided that you want to return to law after years of working in another field.

Whatever your reason, some challenges come with making the transition back into law. In this article, I will explore some of the most common challenges faced by attorneys who are starting over and strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

1. Challenge: Outdated Skills

Suppose you have been out of the legal field for a significant time. In that case, your skills may be outdated — a significant obstacle when most employers look for candidates experienced with contemporary tools and strategies.

How to Overcome It

Consider taking continuing legal

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