lawyers

climate change

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change

The attorney who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 90s has set his sights on an even bigger target.
Geoff Dembicki
12.22.17
tests

I Took the LSAT with Zero Preparation

Some test-takers study for months, prepping so extensively it becomes a full-time job. I went in cold.
Hanson O'Haver
11.3.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Is Heading Back to Court in April

Cosby's retrial finally has a court date after being postponed for his new legal team, led by Michael Jackson's former defense attorney Tom Mesereau.
Drew Schwartz
9.15.17
Zero Context

'Yoda Is Truly Terrifying'

VICE.com's most memorable lines from the week of July 10, presented with zero context.
Alex Norcia
7.16.17
Vice Guide to Right Now

The Government's Chief Ethics Guy Keeping Tabs on Trump Just Quit

Walter Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, says "the current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is."
Mike Pearl
7.6.17
immigration

Finally, Mentally Ill Immigrants Are Getting Access to Lawyers

A new federal program is actually providing legal aid to some people in detention under Donald Trump.
Christie Thompson
7.6.17
VICE US

What Being a Defense Lawyer Taught Me About the War on Drugs

An excerpt from 'Locking Up Our Own,' a powerful book by a former defense lawyer on the realities of the war on crime and how African Americans have helped in its escalation.
James Forman, Jr.
4.13.17
E-Cigs

Lawyers See Dollar Signs in Exploding Vapes

E-cigs bursting into flames are a potential gold mine for ambulance chasers.
Luke Winkie
3.14.17
protest

Talking to New Yorkers Who Went on Strike to Protest Trump

"I'm just really sad for the country and I want to register my dissent wherever possible."
Pete Voelker
2.18.17
crime

When Your Lawyer Abandons You on Death Row

Another terrifying way the legal system screws the poor.
Casey Tolan
2.6.17
Tracking Trump's Congress

The Battle Over Trump's Executive Orders Is Just Getting Started

Around the country, lawyers and state attorney generals are ready to challenge the president's entire agenda in court.
Mark Hay
2.3.17
politics

Can a Facebook Group of 120,000 Lawyers Save America from Trump?

Lawyers for Good Government became an overnight Facebook sensation, but its founder wants it to be much, much more than that.
Harry Cheadle
1.16.17