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Some personal injury law firms now automatically target online ads at anyone who enters a nearby hospital's emergency room and has a cellphone. The ads may show up on multiple devices for more than a month. sshepard/Getty Images hide caption

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Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

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Mehnaz (center) is one of 12 female lawyers in an administrative district with 700,000 people. There are about 500 male lawyers in the district. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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'I Want Women To Have Rights Like Men,' Says Lawyer In Pakistan's Swat Valley

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case where a defense lawyer refused to follow the instructions of his client, who contended he was innocent. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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In Supreme Court, Skepticism Of Lawyer Who Overrode Client's Wish To Plead Not Guilty

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Kellie Tiller was a contract attorney doing e-discovery after she graduated from the Massachusetts School of Law. Now she is a public defender. Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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From Post-it Notes To Algorithms: How Automation Is Changing Legal Work

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An annual space law moot court competition imagines a future legal case set in space, where issues of liability and sovereignty can get extra complicated. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

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Calls for tort reform in regards to medical malpractice are popular on the campaign trail. But research shows that costs from medical liability make up just 2 to 2.5 percent of total health care spending in the U.S. FangXiaNuo/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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