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Chicago’s former US attorney will open King & Spalding office

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:45

Zachary Fardon—who was asked asked to resign as the Northern District of Illinois U.S.attorney was by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March—has rejoined…

How have you dealt with job-related stress?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:37

How job-related stress affects lawyers’ mental health has recently come to the fore. (Even the last season of Better Call Saul took a hard…

From C-suite to legal service founder, Michael Mills has always been a leader (podcast)

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:00
It's common now for large law firms to have a chief knowledge officer to determine how technology can help lawyers do their jobs more effectively.…

President-elect Robert Carlson calls for more cooperation between ABA and state and local bars

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:19
Robert M. Carlson of Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson of Butte, Montana, has assumed the role of president-elect of the American Bar Association and is…

New ABA President Hilarie Bass touts lawyers’ role in protecting democracy

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:39

The American Bar Association’s new president, Hilarie Bass, appeared to be speaking partly to nonmembers on Monday when she talked about her own experiences in…

The time to help lawyers with mental health services is now, new report says

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:15
The stigma of attorneys seeking help for mental health disorders needs to be eliminated, according to a report released Monday by various groups, including the…

Steptoe moves to compel arbitration in gender discrimination lawsuit

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 08:00
BigLaw firm Steptoe & Johnson has asked (PDF) a Los Angeles federal court to compel arbitration with a former associate suing for gender discrimination,…

Incoming ABA President Hilarie Bass touts lawyers’ role in protecting democracy

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:18
The American Bar Association’s incoming president, Hilarie Bass, appeared to be speaking partly to nonmembers on Monday when she talked about her own experiences in…

Talking about the elephant in the room—social anxiety

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:30
The most isolating time of my career was when I was regularly having anxiety attacks.


As with most stress-induced issues, the symptoms were mild and…

Law firms pay lip service to diversity, must take ‘concrete steps to change,’ former judge says

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:42

Judges, clients and law firms can help boost the percentage of cases in which female lawyers have lead counsel roles, according to a former federal…

Legal sector loses 4,300 jobs in July to end streak of gains

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:21

A three-month streak of job gains in the legal sector ended has ended.

The sector lost 4,300 jobs in July, according to preliminary, seasonally…

Only 25 percent of lead counsel roles in New York courts are held by women, study finds

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:00

Women are lead counsel in only 25 percent of cases in courtrooms across New York state, a study by the state bar has found.

Former…

Thanks to shrinking class sizes, a greater percentage of new law grads find employment

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:00

The percentage of law grads obtaining jobs requiring bar passage has increased for the third year in a row, rising from 66.6 percent for the…

Education Department seeks to toss ABA suit, says loan forgiveness calls aren’t final for 10 years

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:59
The U.S. Education Department is seeking to toss an American Bar Association lawsuit over lawyers dropped from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program by arguing…

BigLaw embraces the remote work trend

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:00

With an emerging workforce focused on career paths offering better work-life balance, BigLaw firms are changing the ways they attract new talent and meet the…

Trailblazers honored with award named for first female lawyer in America

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 01:40

Margaret Brent was an unusual woman for her time. In 17th-century America, she was unmarried, a businessperson, a Catholic and a prominent figure in the…

Scaramucci was ‘a big personality’ at Harvard Law, classmate says

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:16

Updated: Anthony Scaramucci —President Donald Trump’s communications director until Trump reportedly decided Monday to remove him—was well-liked and a “big personality” at Harvard Law…

Scaramucci out as White House communications director after 10 days

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 15:22
Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 10 days on the job.


Scaramucci was reportedly ousted at the request of President Donald…

‘Better Call Saul’ highlights stress and mental illness in the legal profession

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:30
Spoiler alert: The final two episodes of the third season of AMC’s series Better Call Saul let viewers glimpse a world where lawyers suffer from…

Scaramucci was ‘a big personality’ at Harvard law, classmate says

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:00

Anthony Scaramucci – President Donald Trump’s new communications director – was well-liked and a “big personality” at Harvard Law School, according to one of his…

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