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CLE in the City Series will offer the chance for CLE credit at famous NYC venues and firms

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:30

On Aug. 10 and 11, a special series of CLE programs will take place across Midtown in New York City. The CLE in the…

Former AG Holder is reportedly considering a presidential bid; he acknowledges ‘more visible’ role

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:00
Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he never envisioned himself as an anti-Trump crusader.

The Covington & Burling partner tells

Sedgwick confirms some staff layoffs after more partner departures

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:30

Sedgwick has laid off some staffers after at least eight partners left the firm to join other BigLaw rivals in the last few weeks.

The…

Law student who came to aid of BigLaw partner lands summer associate job

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:10

A George Washington University law student who intervened to help a Baker McKenzie partner being attacked by a group of youths has landed a summer…

Jay Sekulow, evangelical lawyer new to Trump’s team, appears to contradict himself in TV interview

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:18

Jay Sekulow, who made a career as a litigator for evangelical legal groups, had a rough time in a television interview on Sunday after he…

ABA Medal will be awarded to John Feerick, who helped draft the 25th Amendment

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:15

The ABA’s highest honor, the ABA Medal, will be awarded to a Fordham University School of Law professor who helped to draft the 25th Amendment.

Few male in-house lawyers believe there is a gender pay gap, global survey finds

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:00

Few male lawyers working in-house for corporations believe there is a pay gap for their female counterparts, even though statistics paint a different picture.

A…

Paul Lippe’s ‘new normal’ was always about innovation (podcast)

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:30
For years, Paul Lippe has been a leader in helping corporate law departments adopt the approaches used in the best and most innovative parts of…

Law firms test ‘Mansfield rule’ to promote more women and minorities into leadership roles

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 09:00

Thirty large law firms have pledged to test a new “Mansfield rule” that requires 30 percent of its leadership candidates to be minorities and women.

#AppellateTwitter is place for networking as well as commentary

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:10

When a federal appeals court heard oral arguments on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, #AppellateTwitter was a source for journalists and observers looking…

Want to expand access to justice? Offer tiered training and differing practice licenses, profs say

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:00
Civil legal assistance is elusive for low-income and even middle-class individuals. Eight percent of low-income people in the United States can’t afford civil legal assistance,…

Lawyer becomes cloistered nun and gets help paying off student loans

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:51

Thanks to a religious fundraising program that helped pay off her school loans, lawyer Tara Clemens has fulfilled her wish of becoming a cloistered Dominican…

BigLaw tackles mental health issues with on-site programs; is its business model at fault?

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:00

Hogan Lovells offers on-site psychologists at two of its offices. Norton Rose Fulbright has trained 20 employees to spot and offer help to co-workers with…

Does California make it too difficult to pass the bar? Two profs link low scores to ethics issues

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:00

In California, would-be lawyers have to receive a score of 144 on the multistate portion of the bar exam to pass. That’s a higher threshold…

Median pay for new associates doesn’t budge from 2015

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:00
Median pay for first-year associates is the same as it was two years ago—$135,000—according to a salary survey by the National Association for Law Placement.

Vanderbilt law prof who taught Argentine LLM student backs his bid to take the bar exam

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:41

A case filed by an Argentine lawyer seeking to take the Tennessee bar exam “speaks to the essence of equity, equality and opportunity,” according to…

At least half of the lawyers in these nine states and jurisdictions aren’t working as lawyers

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:30

Nearly 69 percent of lawyers in Puerto Rico aren’t working as attorneys, according to analysis by the blog, The Last Gen X American.

The commonwealth…

Making It Work: Finding personal time that energizes you can actually help your practice

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 05:10


The legal profession is tough on women. When I say women, I mean women of all ages, stages of career and relationship status. I am…

10 Questions: Judge and former NFL player Dwayne Woodruff

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 05:00

Woodruff also rises to his own challenges. A former professional football player—and Super Bowl champion—Woodruff went to law school full-time while he played defensive back…

Canadian lawyer saddles up to test the limits of her endurance

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 04:50

But for Telstad, office life can’t compare to the excitement that begins when her four weeks of vacation roll around.

Telstad has an unusual hobby:…

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