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Big Law Leaders Say Stigma Comes With Addiction and Mental Health Problems

Mon, 2018-09-24 13:16
The challenge for firm management is to increase lawyers' and support staff's comfort with seeking help.

Yale Law Students Protest Kavanaugh on Campus and in Washington

Mon, 2018-09-24 11:18
More than 100 Yale law students traveled to Washington Monday to meet with senators and show support for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Data Snapshot: Is Big Law Making Progress On Gender Diversity?

Mon, 2018-09-24 04:00
Women lawyers are gaining here may have been some change in the representation of women at major law firms over the past five years, but it has been slow going.

Yale Law Faculty Ask Senate to Pause Kavanaugh Confirmation

Fri, 2018-09-21 14:19
Nearly 50 faculty members want the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow time for investigators to weigh allegations that the U.S. Supreme Court nominee attempted to rape a high school acquaintance.

Amid Kavanaugh Clash, Law Profs Say Appearance Has No Place in Clerkship Recruiting

Fri, 2018-09-21 13:46
If Yale Law professor Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld really did counsel students that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh prefers female clerks with conventional good looks, then the professors failed in their role to look out for students' best interests, academics say.

Post Quinn Emanuel Split, Faith Gay Dishes on Boutique Ambitions

Fri, 2018-09-21 13:39
The Careerist Vivia Chen talks with the Selendy & Gay partner as part of a podcast series focused on the successes and struggles of prominent women lawyers.

Midsize Law Firms Now Have 500 Million Reasons to Take Companies Like LegalZoom Seriously

Fri, 2018-09-21 09:48
State bars have tried to hobble them, small firms and solos have tried to co-exist with them and midsize firms have mostly just tried to ignore them, but online legal services companies seem to only be getting stronger. Now, some midsize firm leaders say it's time to acknowledge them as real competition—and maybe pick up a few pointers in the process.

Hire Some Interns, Make Legal Innovation Happen a Bit Faster

Thu, 2018-09-20 20:00
For about $1,350 per week, your law firm can take an important step toward the future.

Higher Law: Cannabis Insurance Myths | Pot & Politicians: New Report | In the Weeds & More

Thu, 2018-09-20 15:00
This week, we look at myths about cannabis insurance. Plus, a marijuana industry group says legalization is a winning political issue. So why are so few politicians championing the cause? Scroll down to see who got the work. Thanks for reading Higher Law.

New Shearman & Sterling Initiative Banks on Clients' Fintech Needs

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:57
The Wall Street firm's FinTech Foundry program is aimed not just at banks and startups, but also other companies that see applications for technologies like blockchain.

Law Profs Say the Stupidest Things: A Guide to Recent Controversies

Thu, 2018-09-20 13:27
Some academic types just can't avoid controversy, whether through a misguided Halloween costume, racially charged language in the classroom, or a pattern of throwing bombs that shake up students and fellow faculty members.

Labor of Law: Glassdoor's Latest Anonymity Push | Hurricanes and the Law | Williams & Connolly Gets Plaintiffs Fees

Thu, 2018-09-20 11:00
Glassdoor Inc.'s latest battleground to protect user anonymity is the Texas Supreme Court. Plus: there are a host of L&E issues associated with natural disasters. And scroll down for a rare Williams & Connolly plaintiffs petition for legal fees in an overtime suit. Thanks for reading Labor of Law.

Inside Track: Right Click for Not Happy. Plus, Hacking in the Rain and In-House Movers

Wed, 2018-09-19 17:00
Welcome back. I’m reporter Dan Clark and this is the latest edition of your favorite newsletter Inside Track. This week, eyes have been…

California Judge Accused of Sexual Harassment, Improper Comments

Wed, 2018-09-19 14:45
A lawyer for Contra Costa Judge John Laettner says his client denies the charges, and that complaints stem from an ongoing dispute between the judge and the public defender's office over the use of cash bail.

What Pushes Undergrads to Law School? It Ain't the Money.

Wed, 2018-09-19 14:12
A new study commissioned by the Association of American Law Schools looks at the motivations of aspiring law students and how they approach their search for the right school.

Ousted Papa John CEO Heads to Court in Fight over Board Records

Wed, 2018-09-19 11:40
Attorneys in a multifaceted battle for control of Papa John's are set to square off in a Wilmington courtroom Thursday afternoon, as company founder and former CEO John Schnatter tries to maintain a books-and-records case seeking records related to his ouster from the pizza chain.

Critical Mass: Monsanto Wants to Weed Out Roundup Verdict

Wed, 2018-09-19 11:00
Plus: A look at the law firm accused of luring women into unnecessary surgery, and arbitration roadblocks in the Uber data breach.

What's Next: The EU's Showdown Between Copyright and Free Speech

Wed, 2018-09-19 06:30
Also up: AGs crack down on big tech's clandestine approach to data collection, and cryptocurrencies' big week.

Skilled in the Art: Qualcomm says 'Nevermind' to Curiel

Tue, 2018-09-18 20:06
Plus, ITC welcomes back Judge Thomas Pender, and Rimon lands an 8-member IP team.

Compliance Hot Spots: 10 Years After the Siemens FCPA Deal | Tesla's Woes Mount | All the New Moves, Who Got the Work & More

Tue, 2018-09-18 20:00
Welcome back—lot to unpack this week. We've got some reflections on the blockbuster Siemens FCPA deal ten years later. Plus: Catch up on the new moves and appointments in Washington and elsewhere. And scroll down for the firms getting some recent SEC work. Thanks for reading Compliance Hot Spots.