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Standing With Our AAPI Communities and Recognizing America's Long History of Anti-Asian Racism

Fri, 2021-04-02 00:51

It was the tragic events of March 16 in the Greater Atlanta area—where eight people were shot and killed, six of whom were women of Asian descent—that have at last focused the national spotlight on the increasing reports of violence against members of the AAPI community.

       

How a Small Firm Created a Big Idea to Promote COVID Vaccination

Fri, 2021-04-02 00:39

"We want to address vaccine hesitancy and encourage Georgia residents to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of COVID-19," said Jeff Harris of Harris Lowry Manton.

       

Is Your Firm Prepared for the Silver Tsunami?

Fri, 2021-04-02 00:00

A Silver Tsunami of aging partners is threatening the legal profession. There's a way to higher ground.

       

Womble to Cut Office Space by Half for Post-Pandemic Workplace

Thu, 2021-04-01 19:19

The firm, which had flat revenue growth and an 18.8% jump in net income, is expanding its remote working policy amid plans to shrink its office space needs.

       

LA Presiding Judge Presents 'Ramp Up' Plan for Civil Trials

Thu, 2021-04-01 19:07

"People are suffering as they wait for the day in court," said Nancy Drabble, chief executive officer of the Consumer Attorneys of California. "It's absolutely essential to get trial dates as soon as possible."

       

There's A Burnout Crisis. Competitive Comp Won't Cure it.

Thu, 2021-04-01 17:19

The high churn of deals and focus on short-term profits are creating long-term talent management and retention problems. Big Law has partly responded by throwing money at associates in the form of bonuses.

       

Plea Negotiations Ongoing for Lawyers Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktail During Brooklyn Protests

Thu, 2021-04-01 17:18

Colinford Mattis, who is suspended from his job as an associate at Pryor Cashman, and Urooj Rahman, a tenants' attorney in Bronx Housing Court, have been on home confinement since June. They have pleaded not guilty to charges connected with the alleged firebombing of an empty police vehicle.

       

Kirkland Enters Lateral Market in Restructuring As Big Law Hiring Spree Continues

Thu, 2021-04-01 16:10

Christine Okike is the first lateral hire in Kirkland's practice in about 12 years. Big Law hiring in bankruptcy has continued despite a drop off in filings lately.

       

Higher Law: Early Thoughts on NY Cannabis | K&L Gates Expands Cannabis Lobbying | MoFo Advises Greenlane

Thu, 2021-04-01 16:00

Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. No April fools: New York finally has an adult-use marijuana law on the books. Scroll down for what lawyers are saying. Thanks for reading!

       

Alito Uses Grammar Lesson to Warn About Interpreting Statutes

Thu, 2021-04-01 15:10

"Appellate judges spend virtually every working hour speaking, listening to, reading, or writing English prose. Statutes are written in English prose, and interpretation is not a technical exercise to be carried out by mechanically applying a set of arcane rules," Alito wrote in a concurrence in the case Facebook Inc. v. Duguid, which confronted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

       

'This Is Where Our Compass Points Us': Reed Smith Partners Outline Plan to Make a Difference in Racial Equity

Thu, 2021-04-01 14:38

Reed Smith global managing partner Alexander "Sandy" Thomas and litigation and dispute resolution department global chair Peter Ellis said the events of 2020 led them to create a Racial Equity Action Plan to help the firm, its communities and clients heal and make a lasting impact.

       

This Public Defender Just Got $275,000 in Law School Loans Forgiven. Here's How.

Thu, 2021-04-01 13:55

The federal government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is intended to spur people to pursue government and public service careers, but successfully navigating the red tape has proven difficult for many borrowers.

       

Dentons Combines With 52-Lawyer Nigerian Firm

Thu, 2021-04-01 13:03

The agreement with ACAS-Law gives the global firm a presence in 17 locations across the African continent.

       

COVID-19 Blew Up the Bar Exam. Even Bigger Changes Are Coming.

Thu, 2021-04-01 09:00

The J.D. class of 2025 will most likely have to take the bar exam before they can practice, but that exam may bear little resemblance to the test law graduates take now.

       

Litigation-Heavy Firms Faced Financial Headwinds in 2020. Can They Expect a Better 2021?

Thu, 2021-04-01 07:30

The economic slowdown that we saw in the first half of 2020 might not have quite the litigation repercussions of prior slowdowns, but open courts make for busier litigators.

       

Same Day Hiring and Signing Bonuses: The Corporate Associate Market Is on Fire

Thu, 2021-04-01 05:00

Associate moves in the 10 most active legal markets are up 20% or more in January and February compared to the four-year average.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Partnership Is Not Merely a Promotion. Approach Partnership as an Owner Not as an Employee,' Says Chris Adams of Squire Patton Boggs

Thu, 2021-04-01 00:52

"Have a positive mindset and be respectful of both your professional colleagues and your administrative supportive staff, most have been at the firm longer than you and they have lessons to teach you that will be helpful to your career development."

       

Ex-PTO Director Andrei Iancu Returning Home to Irell

Thu, 2021-04-01 00:42

The firm's top-notch lawyers and track record of success, plus the chance to rejoin friends and colleagues, was too good to pass up, the firm's former managing partner said.

       

Global Firms Are Buying Into the Hong Kong IPO Boom, but Caution Is Key

Thu, 2021-04-01 00:30

Three years into a surge in Hong Kong IPO listings, global firms including Davis Polk & Wardwell are adding talent again. But is this the right time?

       

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