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Afternoon Briefs: These legislation faculties are greatest for ExpansiveLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

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Go-to legislation faculties are named

Columbia Law School is as soon as once more within the prime spot on Law.com’s record of go-to legislation faculties. The record ranks legislation faculties that ship the very best proportion of recent grads to the most important 100 legislation corporations. Nearly 65% of Columbia grads obtained these jobs. Rounding out the highest 5 are the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Cornell Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the New York University School of Law. (Law.com, the top 50 list)

Paralegal alleges he was fired for COVID-19 quarantine

A paralegal has claimed in a lawsuit in opposition to the Oliver Law Group that the Michigan legislation agency fired him as a result of he quarantined at house after being uncovered to COVID-19. Paralegal Justin Galea mentioned that, after he knowledgeable the agency that he was at house, he obtained a textual content from a agency lawyer studying, “Unless you have symptoms expect you tomorrow-thx!” Galea mentioned he instructed his boss the subsequent day that he felt extra snug working from house, and he was scheduling a fast take a look at for COVID-19. After receiving a destructive outcome, he went to the agency and was instructed that he was fired, Galea mentioned. (Law360)

Magistrate resigns after allegations of inappropriate feedback

Magistrate Charles Poe of Mercer County, West Virginia, has resigned after a citizen filed an ethics criticism alleging that he made inappropriate sexual, homophobic and racist feedback when the particular person visited the courthouse over a yr’s time. The particular person additionally claimed that Poe texted indecent images and no less than one video. Poe accepted an admonishment and agreed to resign in an agreement with the judicial disciplinary counsel. (The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, WVNS, the March 12 admonishment and agreement)

Man charged in scheme focusing on legislation agency consumer

A California man was charged Thursday with taking part in a cash laundering conspiracy during which a real-estate consumer of a New Jersey legislation agency wired $560,000 to a fraudulent account. The consumer despatched the cash after the legislation agency’s electronic mail account was compromised. An imposter claiming to signify the legislation agency instructed the sufferer in an electronic mail to ship the cash to an account managed by the accused man, 59-year-old Eric Bullard of Los Angeles, prosecutors mentioned. The legislation agency was not recognized. Bullard was additionally accused of laundering cash from loans obtained fraudulently from the U.S. Small Business Administration. (Law.com, Department of Justice press release, the criminal complaint)

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