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'Most Clients Don't Care If Their Outside Lawyers Are Working on the Moon:' Law.com Twitter Chat Tackles Law Firm Culture and Remote Work

Tue, 2022-01-11 23:05

Law.com's #IsTheCommuteWorthIt Twitter chat on Tuesday focused on whether and how law firms can maintain a professional culture with more attorneys working outside the traditional office.

       

Midsize Law Firm Consolidation Heats Up

Tue, 2022-01-11 18:05

Mergers and group hires in the midsize legal market are continuing at a brisk pace, with the latest in Denver, Dallas and Chicago.

       

US Judge Says Avenatti Trial to Proceed as Planned, Despite Omicron Threat

Tue, 2022-01-11 16:45

U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman noted that noting that the Southern District's protocols have been "quite effective" but cautioned that he would revisit the decision "in the event there is reason to do so."

       

'My Civil Calendar Is a Mess': Attorneys, Judges Rattled by COVID-19 Jury Trial Suspensions

Tue, 2022-01-11 16:24

The return to COVID-driven trial uncertainty in some districts has left not only attorneys in a lurch but also judges, many of whom already are facing massive caseloads and trial backlogs exacerbated by the first court closures in 2020.

       

Nelson Mullins Launches Financial Services-Focused Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Arm

Tue, 2022-01-11 16:05

Branded as Assureg, Nelson Mullins said the new service complements the firm's traditional legal service offering.

       

Judge Pushes Back Against Trump, Siblings' Motion to Dismiss Niece's Fraud Suit

Tue, 2022-01-11 15:18

Justice Robert E. Reed repeatedly pressed lawyers for the former president and his sister, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, on their argument that the lawsuit was both time-barred and blocked by the "very broad" terms of a 2001 settlement agreement with the plaintiff, Mary Trump.

       

Judge Allows FTC's 'Far More Robust' Amended Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook to Proceed

Tue, 2022-01-11 14:57

"Although the agency may well face a tall task down the road in proving its allegations, the court believes that it has now cleared the pleading bar and may proceed to discovery," the judge wrote.

       

Nixon Peabody Elevates Chief Diversity Officer Role as It Looks to Expand DEI Programming

Tue, 2022-01-11 14:55

The elevation of Rekha Chiruvolu comes months after the firm hired away Covington & Burling pro bono manager Sharmaine Heng to lead its "impact lawyering" initiative.

       

New Orleans Judge Indicted for Allegedly Failing to Report Income From Performing Marriage Ceremonies

Tue, 2022-01-11 12:24

A New Orleans judge was indicted on four federal tax fraud charges Jan. 7, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

       

How I Made Partner and Head of The Real Estate Finance Group: 'Be Flexible and Take Challenges When They Arise,' Says Bonnie Neuman of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Tue, 2022-01-11 09:31

"Keep an open mind. Soak up everything you can from those around you and work on forming the relationships from day one."

       

Judge 'Reluctantly' Recuses From Amazon Case Over Wife's Stockholdings

Tue, 2022-01-11 09:03

"Perception of the fair administration of justice—both by the public and by the parties in the case—is of the highest importance to the court," Judge Liam O'Grady said in the order.

       

UK Experts Offer Legal Tech Predictions For 2022

Tue, 2022-01-11 05:02

A range of experts from across the UK legal industry offer their thoughts on what legal technology might look like in 2022.

       

2021 Was Another 'Extraordinary' Year for Big Law. What Will 2022 Be?: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-01-11 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Associate Turnover Costs Temper Expectations After 'Extraordinary' 2021

Tue, 2022-01-11 04:00

The associate turnover rate reached 23.2% on a rolling, 12-month basis through November, "significantly" above the rate seen in late 2019, according to a new report.

       

Immigrant Detentions | Sotomayor-Barrett Team Up | 'Sloppy' Vaccine Arguments

Mon, 2022-01-10 23:35

The justices devote the morning to two immigration law cases raising similar questions about whether noncitizens, subject to removal, are entitled to a bond hearing after six months of detention.

       

Ahead of the Curve: Lessons From My Conversations With Judge Judy Sheindlin and Christina Rinnert

Mon, 2022-01-10 19:51

This week's column further examines two recent interviews I conducted with women who have been instrumental in legal education.

       

These Big Law Firms Are Backing the Equal Rights Amendment

Mon, 2022-01-10 18:22

"Ratification of the ERA sends a powerful message about the nation's commitment to sex equality," said Paul Weiss lawyers.

       

Who Is Judge James Selna and Why Is His Trial Record Under Review?

Mon, 2022-01-10 18:11

A rule change in the Central District of California ended an unusual practice of other judges deciding recusal motions targeting their colleagues. Now an unusual request in Michael Avenatti's cross-country criminal cases is putting a California trial record before a judge in the Southern District of New York.

       

State Bar Court Judge Recommends Disbarment of Tom Girardi

Mon, 2022-01-10 17:50

The disbarment recommendation goes to the California Supreme Court, which is expected to revoke Girardi's law license.

       

'The Biggest Mistake Is Being Under-Inclusive': Perception Affects How Part-Time Law Students Are Treated

Mon, 2022-01-10 17:40

"With my experience and credentials, I applied to 53 jobs in two years," said one recent law school grad who pursued her J.D. part time. "I kept hearing, 'I don't know if you'll fit in as a first-year.'"

       

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