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'For White People': Watch the Video as Black Lawyers Open Up About Microaggressions

Tue, 2020-09-29 05:00

"When you talk about microaggressions, it seems so innocent and harmless. But it's the repeated nature of hearing similar comments or expectations or questions that really ultimately impact the receiver of those comments."

         

Northern District's Chief Judge Extends Jury Trial Suspensions

Tue, 2020-09-29 00:49

U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash said his decision to continue suspending trials was influenced by Georgia's position as fourth in the nation for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

         

Congratulations to Chief Justice Melton on Auburn University honor

Tue, 2020-09-29 00:38

State bar applauds chief justice on Auburn student center named in his honor.

         

DC Won't Expand Diploma Privilege Program. 'We Feel Like Laboratory Test Subjects,' Examinees Say.

Tue, 2020-09-29 00:33

Very few people will sign up for Washington, D.C.'s emergency examination waiver program due to the onerous demands it places on participants and employers, say critics who unsuccessfully petitioned the court to modify it.

         

Ransomware: COVID-19 & Upgrading Your Defenses

Tue, 2020-09-29 00:25

It's pretty shameful that in the current crisis we're seeing ransomware on the rise. It's even more shameful that organizations involved in fighting the virus seem to be especially at risk.

         

Congratulations to GSU Law's Charity Scott on Retirement

Tue, 2020-09-29 00:13

She is the founding director of GSU Law's health law program, co-founded the Health Law Partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and helped launch and develop the health law sections of both the Georgia and Atlanta bar associations.

         

Thompson & Knight Outsources Document Processing, Marketing Work

Mon, 2020-09-28 18:18

As part of the partnership with Williams Lea, the firm laid off "fewer than the 18" staff members currently in Columbus. The new TK Administrative Resource Center will handle document processing, finance and some aspects of marketing and business development.

         

Judge Questions Whether Epic's Case Can Address Antitrust Allegations in Apple and Google's App Stores

Mon, 2020-09-28 15:50

"As we frequently are in the Northern District of California, we're in a new world," said U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers. "They don't call it the Wild West for nothing."

         

Amy Coney Barrett's Broad View of 2nd Amendment Could Energize Gun Rights Challenges

Mon, 2020-09-28 15:36

Amy Coney Barrett, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has only one Second Amendment opinion—a dissent. But that thorough exploration of the issue in the case, some scholars said, reflects an approach that could result in a sea change in the way lower courts analyze, and largely uphold, gun restrictions.

         

Is Remote Hiring a Way to Explore Expansion? Some Firm Leaders Think So

Mon, 2020-09-28 15:25

For midsized firms, hiring outside of an existing office was taboo—until the pandemic hit.

         

Kirkland, Jones Day Among Trump's Leading Commercial Tenants

Mon, 2020-09-28 15:06

Most of Trump's real estate holdings lose money, according to a bombshell New York Times report. But not two office towers popular with Big Law in New York and San Francisco, where the president has a 30% stake.

         

Case Dismissed: 2nd Circuit Rules Against 9/11 Workers' Suit Targeting Battery Park City Authority

Mon, 2020-09-28 14:49

The lawsuits sought to hold the BPCA liable for allegedly failing mitigate the effects of toxic smoke and dust, which have been linked to serious, and sometimes fatal, respiratory conditions in first responders and remediation workers.

         

'Put Myself Back Together Again': A 'Brilliant' Broward Lawyer's Time in an Iraqi War Zone

Mon, 2020-09-28 14:44

After watching the 9/11 attacks and a subsequent anthrax attack in Washington, South Florida attorney Corey Gray went directly to al-Quaida strongholds with the U.S. Army.

         

Critics Say DC's New Diploma Privilege Was 'Designed To Fail.' These Examinees Want to Fix It

Mon, 2020-09-28 11:50

A group of bar examinees in Washington D.C. has asked the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to reduce the period of supervised practice that diploma privilege recipients must complete from three years to six months.

         

Despite Drawbacks, Firms Push Ahead With Remote, Outsourced Support Staff

Mon, 2020-09-28 10:44

Law firms aren't too concerned that their offices' nuances aren't instantly understood in a remote or outsourced administrative workforce. Instead, their priorities are set on giving employees more client-specific tasks.

         

How Germany's Legal Industry Has Dealt With the Pandemic

Mon, 2020-09-28 07:33

More than half a year into the pandemic, top lawyers and experts on the ground explain how the nation has addressed a pandemic that many fear is threatening a second wave.

         

Law Firm Culture Will Determine Whether Younger Attorneys Sink, Swim or Simply Float Away

Mon, 2020-09-28 05:00

Changing power dynamics, entrenched ideals and the clarity of organizational values all impact how firms make decisions regarding their more junior attorneys. But the latter aren't powerless.

         

Law.com Trendspotter: Big Law's Associate Bonus Battle Started Early This Year—but the Casualties May Not Be Worth It

Mon, 2020-09-28 05:00

Despite—or, perhaps more accurately, because of—the pandemic, large law firms are already in the midst of trying to outdo each other with associate bonuses this year. But there is growing concern that some firms may only be exacerbating the problems they're trying to solve by attempting to throw money at them.

         

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