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As First-Year Pay Bumps Trickled Down, Biggest Salary Leaps Weren't in Big Law

Wed, 2021-04-14 16:49

The National Association for Law Placement's latest first-year associate salary survey showed little to no impact of pandemic austerity measures on young lawyer pay.

       

Bernie Madoff is Dead: Where Does That Leave His Victims' Cases?

Wed, 2021-04-14 15:06

"Do I think Ponzi schemes will end? Of course not," said Akerman partner Michael I. Goldberg. "But he raised the awareness that they exist."

       

South Florida Judge Faces Charges for Absenteeism. But Was She Working Remotely?

Wed, 2021-04-14 14:45

"You were absent from the courthouse and not otherwise working full time on a recurring basis," the Judicial Qualification Commission stated in formal charges.

       

All Eyes on Utah: Launching the 'First Nonlawyer-Owned' Law Firm

Wed, 2021-04-14 14:05

Daniel Wilde, an attorney for Law On Call, which claims to be the first nonlawyer-owned law firm in the nation, says the entire country can benefit from the innovative business models coming out of Utah.

       

'Totally Comfortable Hiring on Zoom,' Law Firms Have Kept Lateral Market Active

Wed, 2021-04-14 13:28

"We didn't want to bypass opportunities because we couldn't have lunch or dinner," one managing partner said.

       

Parties Revising Roundup Settlement as Approval Hearings Loom. Plus: Were Plants in Essential Production 'Federal Offices' During Pandemic?

Wed, 2021-04-14 13:22

Lawyers who crafted the $2 billion class action settlement with Bayer to resolve future claims over Monsanto's Roundup have fired back at a host of objectors, defending a settlement they say that "will save lives."

       

The Way Back: How Law Firms Are Planning for Post-COVID Office Life

Wed, 2021-04-14 13:00

Office returns, vaccination policies and long-term effects of the pandemic on the law firm workplace.

       

Virtual Depositions in a Pandemic World and Beyond

Wed, 2021-04-14 11:49

Are virtual depositions better than the old way of doing things? If given the choice, should you choose a virtual deposition over a physical one?

       

My Weekday Workout: 'I Decided to Do the 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge Because It Sounds Impossible,' Says Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme of Pryor Cashman

Wed, 2021-04-14 11:32

"I remind myself that you never regret working out, you only regret not motivating yourself to work out."

       

Lawyers Not Happy With EU Decision to Block UK From 'Enforcement of Judgments' Pact

Wed, 2021-04-14 09:54

The Lugano Convention: Lawyers across London share their disappointment over a decision which could hinder UK court judgments being recognised in other jurisdictions.

       

Judges Who Want to Improve at Their Jobs Face a Challenge: 'We Don't Get Feedback Naturally. It Just Doesn't Happen.'

Wed, 2021-04-14 07:30

How do you get honest feedback when everybody around you is trying to curry favor with you or works for you?

       

Past Due: Why Large Firms May Be Increasingly Likely to Sue Clients for Nonpayment

Wed, 2021-04-14 05:00

"Partners are under pressure to bring in as much money as they can, and that has led to more aggressive behavior in terms of fee collections and those kinds of disputes," said one litigator who represents law firms in fee collections disputes.

       

'You Never Want to Have Somebody in a Firm Who You Can't Fire': Nepotism at Law Firms and What to Do About It

Wed, 2021-04-14 05:00

"There's lots of good reasons for having a no-nepotism rule, not least of which that you're creating opportunities for people that might not otherwise have it," one former law firm leader said.

       

A Bar Exam Rebound? Average MBE Score Recovers After Hitting Historic Low Last February

Wed, 2021-04-14 00:36

A 1.4-point increase in the national average Multistate Bar Exam score this February suggests that pass rates will increase in many jurisdictions.

       

Compliance Briefing: PCAOB Is Sued by Its Ex-Risk Officer | Large Firms Seek Out Regulatory Lawyers | Who Got the Work | SEC Whistleblower Chief's Leaving | Morgan Lewis Partner Picked for DOJ Criminal Division Head

Tue, 2021-04-13 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends.

       

Big Law Executives Hit the Road — In an RV

Tue, 2021-04-13 15:45

The Greenberg Traurig leadership trip comes as law firms across the county are grappling with how to reconnect with lawyers and staff after a year of working remotely.

       

Legal Technology Evolves, but Business Models Do Not

Tue, 2021-04-13 15:16

"Bizarrely, the fact that large law is still highly successful is still an impediment," Nicola Shaver, director of innovation and knowledge at Paul Hastings in New York, said. "It is still difficult to tell people to change the way they're doing things when it's working at bringing in an enormous amount of revenue every year."

       

More Legal Leaders Join Opposition to New Voting Restrictions

Tue, 2021-04-13 15:11

The new signers include two firms with Georgia roots.

       

Equity In Broad and Flexible Fashion

Tue, 2021-04-13 15:02

Federal Circuit Wasn't Chicken to Grant Equitable Intervening Right in Poultry Processing Equipment Case A dispute between the two titans in the poultry processing equipment market led the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to construe the term "protection of investments" in 35 U.S.C. 252.

       

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