Bar associations in New York compete for fewer potential members
More than 200 bar associations in New York are dealing with flat or declining revenue as they compete for a shrinking pool of potential members. Bars in the state have sold assets, taken out loans, cut staff and closed operations. Many millennial lawyers are shunning the associations, especially those bar groups that don t offer big discounts. Some officials say millennials don t want to pay for bar membership when they are facing big student debt. Others say millennials aren t joiners and they perceive bar membership as uncool. The ABA is also dealing with a long-term decline in dues-paying members through a revamped dues structure that offers savings to most members. (The New York Law Journal)
Lawyer offers reward for real killer in case featured in Making a Murderer series
A concerned citizen is funding a $100,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the real killer in a case profiled in the Making a Murderer Netflix series. Lawyer Kathleen Zellner, who represents Steven Avery, announced the reward Monday. Avery is serving a life term for killing photographer Teresa Halbach; Zellner says she will file a new appeal Oct. 10. (The Appleton Post-Crescent, Zellner tweets here and here)...