Host of ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Matt has been a legal affairs writer at the ABA Journal since January 2020. His work has also appeared in Chicago magazine, and at Narratively, USA Today, and MarketWatch. He covered several criminal and civil trials in Los Angeles for Courthouse News Service, including the Grim Sleeper serial murders and the Blurred Lines copyright case. In 2019, he graduated from Medill’s master’s program in journalism.
When it comes to taking on stories about larger-than-life women, lawyer and author Heather Terrell, who writes under the pen name Marie Benedict, has a long track record.
In 2022, Heat 2 debuted at the top of the New York Times’ bestseller list, showing that there is still a strong appetite for stories about a ruthless bank robber and a...
Lawyer and author James Grippando made a name for himself writing legal thrillers, including the bestselling series of novels featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. He wanted to try something a...
Scott Turow says stepping into Pinky’s shoes was one of the biggest challenges that he faced when writing the first-person page-turner.
An Illinois judge talks about his writing process and career and how he balances the demands of writing with his work on the bench.
A lawyer explains how her work informed the writing of her book and why many Indigenous people still feel the impact of the Canadian school system to this day.
A retired judge talks about his career and his writing process, and he offers some tips to lawyers itching to write their first book.
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