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Ahead of the Curve: A Contrarian Take on the Latest Law Grad Job Numbers

Tue, 2021-04-27 10:24

This week's Ahead of the Curve delves into the employment figures for the Class of 2020, and why they are better than they seem at first glance.


Diversity Policies 'Becoming as Important as' Starting Salaries in UK Legal Recruitment

Tue, 2021-04-27 07:01

A stream of changes have been announced by law firms one after another, mirroring the well-known NQ pay war.


What Do You Mean I Am Not American? A Lesson on Being Hispanic Outside Miami

Tue, 2021-04-27 05:45

Your name, how you looked, how you talked—irrelevant.


Law Firms Seek to Address the Root Cause of Burnout: Time

Tue, 2021-04-27 05:00

"You can give people thousands of vacation hours a year. But if you don't want to decrease billable hours, then nobody will take it," said wellness consultant Jarrett Green.


Prosecutors Drop Domestic Violence Charge Against Boies Schiller Flexner Partner Joshua Schiller

Tue, 2021-04-27 00:36

"We are clearly pleased, though not surprised, by the decision to drop the charge in light of the facts and circumstances," said Joshua Schiller's attorney Douglas Horngrad.
 Radar: What's Happening in New Jersey Litigation?

Tue, 2021-04-27 00:00

Consumer protection filings led the pack in the past week in New Jersey federal court, according to Radar.
 Trendspotter: Without Partner Buy-In, Letting Business Pros Run Your Law Firm Stops Making Sense

Mon, 2021-04-26 23:00

It is, unfortunately, all too common for law firm partners to side-eye business executives who are brought in to help steer the organization's strategy. But without mutual respect and some level of trust between lawyers and other high-level professionals, a firm's efforts to expand its C-suite can go sour in a hurry.


Republican AGs Use Choice Words to Condemn Increasing Size of SCOTUS

Mon, 2021-04-26 22:45

"It is clear that the Commission on the Supreme Court is nothing but a coordinated attempt to justify a naked political power grab by the leaders of Congress and the president," Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and her Republican colleagues said in the letter.


Big Law in Chicago Looking for 2021 Growth After Last Year's Success and Setbacks

Mon, 2021-04-26 18:50

Few Chicago firms beat the Am Law 100 average growth in both revenue and profits, but strong balance sheets and high 2020 profits have set some firms up for growth in 2021 and beyond.


Women and Minority Lawyers Worry 'The Pandemic Will Define Their Career'

Mon, 2021-04-26 17:51

An ABA survey has found that women and minority attorneys have disproportionately suffered in the pandemic.


Sherrilyn Ifill's Advice to Judges: Let People Have Their Day in Court

Mon, 2021-04-26 17:20

"That makes them feel that the courtroom is a place where they have some power or some agency where they matter. And the feeling that they have, whether they win or lose, of having been heard, is like gold," Ifill said.


Talking Trendspotter: Readers Say Fancy Tech Talk Is Nice, but Most RFPs Still Come Down to Price

Mon, 2021-04-26 15:10

Several readers agreed that the RFP process leaves much to be desired and is often a fruitless endeavor for both law firms and clients, but a number of them were skeptical that deeper conversations around tech and innovation during that process could cure those issues.


Lawyer Speaks Up for 100 Forgotten Women in Biden's First 100 Days

Mon, 2021-04-26 13:19

The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, a nonprofit organization led by women of color, has called on the president to grant clemency to 100 women in his first 100 days in office.


Zoom Court, in One Form or Another, Is Here to Stay: 'Your Clients Want This'

Mon, 2021-04-26 07:30

"Where I think we're headed with this is not Zoom as a replacement, it's Zoom as an adjacent," said Miami state court Judge Jennifer Bailey during a forum sponsored by the Online Courtroom Project and NITA.


Are Virtual Partner Promotion Rounds Here to Stay?

Mon, 2021-04-26 06:42

The lockdown has changed how partner promotions processes are run, but opinion is divided over whether it is a good thing.


Law Grads Hiring Report: Job Stats for the Class of 2020

Mon, 2021-04-26 00:51 breaks down the latest American Bar Association data on law school entry level employment to determine which schools fared the best—and worst—in 10 different job categories.


How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Stay Connected to Everyone at the Firm,' Says Angelia Duncan of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Mon, 2021-04-26 00:36

"Stay connected to everyone at the firm. Pay attention to and elevate the concerns of not only the partnership but of associates, business services and administrative staff."


How Law Firms Are Crafting Strategy and Shaking Up Their C-Suite

Sun, 2021-04-25 18:00

Firms are increasingly open to new strategy perspectives, whether it's BCLP and Norton Rose Fulbright enlisting outside corporate consultants, or Kobre & Kim, which hired a consultant to grow its C-suite.