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Associate Lateral Moves in Data Privacy Accelerate, as Client Demand Remains Stiff

Tue, 2021-04-13 15:00

"There's absolutely no shortage of work," said Alan Friel, of Squire Patton Boggs. "There's more a shortage of people who know what they're doing."


Ahead of the Curve: Overcoming low 1L grades

Tue, 2021-04-13 10:20

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at new research on bar exam pass rates and how students whose grades improve over the course of law school tend to perform better on the licencing exam.
 Radar: What's Happening in New Jersey Litigation?

Tue, 2021-04-13 10:00

Business interruption, counterfeit mask allegations, and other COVID-related cases flagged by Radar.


Remote Work Has Permanently Altered Law Firm Life, for Better and for Worse

Tue, 2021-04-13 04:00

The shift from office work to working-from-home has triggered a massive transformation in Big Law. But after all the work that went into making the nearly overnight transition to full-time remote work during the pandemic, the question now is: which changes will last?


The Legal Tech Industry's Rise Amid Remote Work Was More Than a Mere Moment

Tue, 2021-04-13 04:00

The abrupt shift to remote work caused an almost instant re-alignment of tech priorities that will reverberate across the market for years to come—and keep legal tech companies racing to keep up.


How Courts, Litigators and Clients Learned to Stop Worrying and Love (Some Aspects of) Remote Work

Tue, 2021-04-13 04:00

For court administrators, judges, litigators and their clients, the move to remote work was, in many ways, a massive headache. But the time- and cost-savings it brought with it are undeniable, which means virtual court will remain in session long after the pandemic.


Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Here's Your Guide to What That Means for the Future.

Tue, 2021-04-13 04:00

"Lawyering From Your Living Room" is an ongoing project curating the best coverage from across our newsroom on how remote work has become a mainstay of the legal industry, profoundly and permanently changing how law firms, courts, corporate legal departments, law schools, bar examiners and legal tech companies do business.


Law Schools, Students and Bar Examiners Face a Brave New Online World

Tue, 2021-04-13 04:00

It's fair to say that change comes slowly in the traditionally staid universe of legal education, where progress tends to be measured in increments. Not this year. And while online law school classes and bar exams may not have quite the staying power of remote work for attorneys and legal professionals, there are aspects of academia and its relationship to the rest of the legal industry that have likely been permanently altered.


For Stressed-Out In-House Counsel, Remote Work Will Remain a Blessing and a Curse

Tue, 2021-04-13 03:00

In-house counsel had a rough year, as working from home made it nearly impossible to unplug from a ballooning workload. Still, corporate legal departments did benefit from some aspects of remote work and will play a key role in helping their companies permanently transform their operations to accommodate greater flexibility to continue working outside the traditional office.


Pass Rate Ticks Up For Florida's February Bar Exam. Test Will Stay Online in July

Tue, 2021-04-13 00:33

Florida is among the first jurisdictions to release results from the February bar exam.


How I Made Partner: 'Start to Think Like a Partner, Early On', Says Anna Idelevich of Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial

Tue, 2021-04-13 00:29

"Figure out what you are good at and hone those skills. Are you an evidence wizard? Are you organized? Are you good on your feet? Find those skills and apply them to make yourself indispensable to your partner."


Clients Want Innovative Firms. So Why Aren't They Hiring Them?

Tue, 2021-04-13 00:00

Despite corporate clients wanting innovative and efficient outside counsel, limited tech acumen and lackluster tech pitches keeps many such firms from winning work.


Could Things Actually Be Worse for Intel After $2B Verdict?

Mon, 2021-04-12 20:31

The Silicon Valley chip giant got off on the wrong foot Monday in the second of three patent infringement trials brought by VLSI Technology and Irell & Manella.


A Notice to Prospective Jurors Hints at What Might Be Next for Connecticut Jury Trials

Mon, 2021-04-12 16:24

"One, people will not pay attention," said Robert Mitchell, a partner with Mitchell & Sheahan on why remote jury trials won't work. "Two, the court will not have real control over the jury. And three, there is a certain majesty involved with being in the courthouse, and you can't repeat that by being in the kitchen."


Boies Schiller Doles Out Special Bonuses to Associates

Mon, 2021-04-12 16:02

The move comes despite a tough financial year for the litigation boutique in 2020.


Dozens of Big Firm Leaders and GCs Speak Out Against 'Unnecessary Obstacles' to Voting

Mon, 2021-04-12 13:15

Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100, plus 19 current and former general counsel, have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."


New Jersey Pushes Back Start of In-Person Jury Trials: What Lawyers Need to Know

Mon, 2021-04-12 13:08

This week's announcement marks the latest instance when the courts' efforts to resume normal activities were postponed due to a lack of progress on eradicating COVID-19.


Why So Many Women Run the World's Largest Law Firms in Asia

Mon, 2021-04-12 11:45

A growing number of women lawyers are overseeing the Asia operations of global law firms. Their rise reflects the rise of China.


Kathaleen McCormick Is Delaware Governor's Pick for Chancellor and First Woman to Lead Court of Chancery

Mon, 2021-04-12 11:16

Lori W. Will, currently a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Wilmington office focusing on corporate, commercial and federal securities litigation, was tapped to replace McCormick as vice chancellor.