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Who Is Your Rock Star Judge?

Let's say you're a Bob Dylan fan because sometime in his storied career he spoke to your soul.

Spoke, not sang, because the man sings only a little better than Fergie sang at the NBA all-star game. But that's just one critic's opinion.

The point is, we choose our rock stars because something they do appeals to us. So why not have a rock star judge?

Some lawyers get famous by getting into politics. Some lawyers get famous by representing other famous people, or as a result of high profile injuries. And, sometimes, prosecutors can find fame prosecuting the famous.

Attorney Marcia Clark falls into that last camp, and if you didn't know that, just pretend like you did, otherwise some of us are going to start feeling really old. Marcia has seen quite a bit of media attention over the last few years thanks to the recent shows about O.J. Simpson that aired. Clearly, it looks like Clark has been able to parlay those spinoffs into a television opportunity all her own. But it's not like Clark has been idle since the nineties. If you do just a little bit of digging, it's easy to see that Marcia has been working it hard.

While much of the new legal tech out there is focused on helping lawyers do their jobs more efficiently and profitably, one lawyer has started a website geared at improving the access to justice problem, at least when it comes to divorce in New York County and California.

The newly launched website, by the divorce lawyer to the stars, Laura Wasser, It's Over Easy, promises individuals seeking divorce a simple, user friendly way to do it, on the ever so trendy subscription model. The website allows users to work independently, or in conjunction with a soon to be former spouse. And also provides for various levels of subscription pricing to fit different budgets and needs.

Even before Judge Aaron Persky's notoriously light sentencing of the Stanford University athlete, the Brock Turner sexual assault case made national headlines due to the nearly unfathomable facts of the case. Turner was found on top of his unconscious victim, behind a dumpster, by two other students, who held him until police could arrive. He claimed the sex was consensual, while his victim didn't remember it happening.

Despite the fact that prosecutors were seeking six years, Turner was only sentenced to six months. Judge Persky cited Turner's lack of a criminal history, his character, his intoxication, and his remorsefulness as justification for the slap on the wrist sentence.

Filming Done, Ginsburg Goes on Speaking Tour

With the premiere of RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has transcended the fame of her illustrious legal career.

Ginsburg is more than a pioneer of women's rights. She is more than the most famous sitting-member of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Notorious RBG is, in the words of many fans, an "icon" and a "rock star."

Following her documentary's showing at the Sundance Film Festival, now Ginsburg is on a speaking tour. It comes at a time when women are speaking out like never before.

'The Post' Reminds Us That the President Is Not King

If you have ever waited anxiously for a court decision, then you know what it felt like to be at the Washington Post on June 30, 1971.

That moment also serves as the climax for the "The Post," a movie about how the newspaper survived court scrutiny to publish the Pentagon Papers. President Richard Nixon tried to stop publication of the classified documents, which exposed how the United States muddied itself in the Vietnam War.

"In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam war, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the founders hoped and trusted they would do," Justice Harry Blackmun said. "[T]he press was to serve the governed, not the governors."

Kim Kardashian Enters the Legal Profession?

So there's going to be another Kardashian in the legal profession?

First, it was Robert Kardashian Sr. defending O.J. Simpson. Then his daughter Kourtney Kardashian said she wanted to follow in her father's footsteps.

Now Kim Kardashian West is reportedly working at an entertainment law firm. Does this mean there's going to be another Kardashian television show, too?

CBS Making New Comedy About Law School

If you were going to create a television show about law school, it would have to be a sitcom.

At least, that's what CBS is planning. "Class Action" is loosely based on the law school experiences of Jay McGraw, who was a student at Southern Methodist University's law school.

According to reports, the story follows a law student looking for the easy way out but ends up in over his head. Wait, isn't that what happens to law students in real life?

If you're a lawyer or law student that is, or is on the cusp of being, technologically savvy, then you're probably on Twitter. After all, if there's a place to show potential clients that you are cool, woke, with it, or that you can, at very least, dig it, you should probably be there. Social media is exactly the sort of place where you can do just that.

There's no need to solicit clients or say you're available for business. Just being there, being a real person, and positively interacting with others can result in some serious social media marketing gains. The general public doesn't see lawyers as regular humans, so social media can go a long way to humanize individual lawyers. However, there are definitely ethical, public relations, and career considerations to think about every time you tweet, post, or decide to joke about a sensitive topic. Just ask Justice Don Willett, Twitter's most popular tweeting judge, who nearly had his tweeting bird cooked during his recent Senate confirmation hearing.

Lawyer Wants Out of Usher's Herpes Drama

Lisa West was the go-to lawyer if you wanted to sue Usher, but now she's gone. 

West represented his ex-wife in divorce proceedings, and has been representing a woman who says Usher gave her a sexually transmitted disease. 

Now the lawyer wants off the case, saying she can no longer "effectively represent" her client. It's news because Usher is a high-profile singer, but inquiring minds want to know the story behind any lawyer-client meltdown.