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'Order in the Court!' New Federal Clerk Hiring Plan Is Off to Busy Start

Tue, 2019-06-18 14:57

This week marks the beginning of a two-year pilot Federal Clerk Hiring Plan, under which participating judges will wait until June after a candidate's second-year of law school to interview and hire them as clerks. It replaces a previous plan that dissolved in 2014.


Are Women Still Expected to be 'Lady-Like' at Work?

Tue, 2019-06-18 14:28

The criticism that the U.S. women's national soccer team has received for being too exuberant during its recent win over Thailand plays into the notion that women need to behave as nurturers, not aggressors.


Lender Claims Tom Girardi and Wife, 'Real Housewives' Star Erika Jayne, Used Law Firm Loan to Fund 'High-End Lifestyle'

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:50

Already facing a lawsuit in Los Angeles state court over a loan from Law Finance Group, Girardi and his firm were hit with another over repayment of a $5-plus million loan from Arizona lender Stillwell Madison. The new suit also names Girardi's wife, "Real Housewives of Beverley Hills" cast member Erika Jayne, claiming that the couple used funds designated for the firm "in order to sustain their lavish lifestyle and maintain their glamorous public image."


Oklahoma's Governor and 9 Cities Raise Red Flags Over Opioid Settlement

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:30

On Monday, a judge said he would bring in retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Judge Steven Taylor to resolve concerns raised by the governor and nine cities over an $85 million deal the attorney general reached with Teva Pharmaceuticals.


FAMU Law Student Alleges Sexual Assault by Admissions Officer

Tue, 2019-06-18 13:06

The plaintiff, a student at Florida A&M College of Law, has sued the university claiming it failed to protect her from a male admissions worker with a reputation for misconduct with female students.


Lawyers Turning to Tech for Mental Health Help

Tue, 2019-06-18 11:26

After seeing the pressures of legal work take a toll on attorneys, a growing number of legal professionals are launching mental health apps and resources to provide a helping hand.


Goodwin Procter Hires Heavyweight Taylor Wessing Life Science Team

Tue, 2019-06-18 10:03

The hires come as Goodwin looks to bolster its life sciences and technology practices.


The Time to Improve Administrative Performance Is Now

Tue, 2019-06-18 09:50

This article focuses on what a firm can do now that will improve future firm economics regardless of what the future may hold, identifying three areas that offer the great opportunity for improving a law firms' economics and better positioning them for whatever the future may bring.


'A Partner Tricked Me Into His Hotel Room'—The Unseen Victims of Law's #MeToo Problem

Tue, 2019-06-18 07:18 affiliate Legal Week spent six months speaking to women who, while conducting their roles at legal directories, experienced inappropriate behavior at the hands of lawyers and senior clerks.


Early Dismissal, Health Check, Walking Wounded: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-06-18 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.


SCOTUS Ruling Could Let Tech Platforms Avoid First Amendment Constraints

Tue, 2019-06-18 01:00

In Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, the high court decided that in most instances, private companies cannot be regarded as "state actors" that can be penalized for violating free speech rights.


Ahead of the Curve: Ending the Clerkship Madness?

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:38

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the new Federal Clerk Hiring Plan and whether the two-year pilot will restore order to the chaotic federal clerk hiring landscape.


Seattle Firms Foster Pepper, Garvey Schubert Barer to Merge

Mon, 2019-06-17 21:17

The combination will become effective on Sept. 1 and create a firm with 180 attorneys and six offices in the U.S. and Beijing.


Ahead of the Curve: Ending the Clerkship Madness?

Mon, 2019-06-17 21:00

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the new Federal Clerk Hiring Plan and whether the two-year pilot will restore order to the chaotic federal clerk hiring landscape.


Law Firms Tackle Mental Health, 1 Initiative at a Time

Mon, 2019-06-17 19:00

Forty firms out of the Am Law 200 offered details on the steps they're taking to improve mental health and wellness among attorneys and staff.


Elevate Announces New $25M Investment, Bringing Total Funding to $60M

Mon, 2019-06-17 15:33

The investment comes at a time where the alternative legal service provider has conducted M&A activity, acquiring Cognatio Law, Halebury, LexPredict, Sumati Group and Yerra Solutions in the past year.


SCOTUS Ruling Could Let Tech Platforms Avoid First Amendment Constraints

Mon, 2019-06-17 15:25

The Internet Association, whose members include Facebook, Twitter and Google, filed a brief in the case urging a narrow definition of a state actor.


'It's a Mess': Chief Judge Describes Fallout From Dallas Courthouse Shooting

Mon, 2019-06-17 15:12

"There were some employees of the clerk's office and United States Attorney's office who were in the line of fire. No one was shot, but one of the assistant U.S. attorneys was injured in the process of ducking to avoid a bullet," said Chief Judge Barbara Lynn


Former MasterCard, 3M General Counsel Form New ADR Firm

Mon, 2019-06-17 14:33

Noah Hanft, GC at MasterCard Worldwide from 2001 to 2014, and Richard Ziegler, top lawyer at 3M from 2003 to 2007, announced they are using the business expertise they gained in-house to offer alternative dispute resolution services through their New York-based company AcumenADR, which launched Monday.


Cotchett Pitre Partners Sanctioned for Disclosing Confidential Material in Apple Case

Mon, 2019-06-17 14:28

Partner Mark Molumphy was admonished by the judge, but lead counsel Joseph Cotchett will have to ask for court permission before arguing for the plaintiffs in the case going forward.