“The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace...” — Morihei Ueshiba

Good morning all you Law Buffs and Calves,

“The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” (Morihei Ueshiba).

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The following are 10 interesting articles from the previous week. These articles were pulled from either the: ABA Newsletter, AALL Newsletter, vLex Newsletter, Law360, Law Practice Magazine Newsletter, LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance Newsletter, Bloomberg Law Filings of Note and/or Frontiers Newsletter. Enjoy!

“The fear of failure can overwhelm us. Learn to accept both the highs and the lows of your career.”

“After a sea change in public opinion on cannabis, and for the first time in many decades, hemp has been removed from the Controlled Substances Act.”

Excerpt: “First of all, when you go online, your internet service provider—whether that’s a home internet connection or a cellular data connection—can see all the websites you’re accessing. In the USA, they can even sell your browsing data. Your mobile carrier may even be tracking and selling your app usage activity. When you visit a website, it can see your IP address and use that to track you across visits. But it likely loads a lot of tracking scripts, too.”

“Attorneys generally choose a law firm based on prestige, salary, location and future goals. But today, many are adding another criterion to the list: wellness programs. Self-care, which used to be a foreign concept to law firms, has finally entered the conversation.”

“A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday held the chamber's first-ever hearing on a bill to end federal cannabis prohibition, with the Democratic majority and Republican minority tussling along familiar partisan lines over the criminal justice and public health implications of legalization.”

“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott can keep his ban on school mask mandates, the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday, saying the group of medically vulnerable students hasn't shown that their increased risk of contracting COVID-19 in school without mask mandates is an injury the court can address.”

“The cannabis industry is highly regulated, resembling industries like banking or healthcare, and general counsel are important members of the team.”

“The Tenth Circuit blocked a group of U.S. corn farmers from going after about $140 million that their former counsel received in a $1.51 billion GMO-related settlement, finding that they were not harmed by that payout because they too received a share of the 2018 deal.”