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Study of black Harvard law grads finds many leave private practice; 66% would recommend legal career

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:00
Black graduates of Harvard Law School leave private practice at a higher rate than white or black lawyers nationwide, according to a study of the…

Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:37

Kirstjen Nielsen, the deputy to current White House chief of staff John Kelly, was nominated Wednesday by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of…

Bruce MacEwen diagnoses and prescribes for law practice ills (podcast)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:30
Bruce MacEwen is both a doctor and an epidemiologist in the world of BigLaw firms.

A Legal Rebels Trailblazer, he can diagnose…

Former federal prosecutors increasingly shun BigLaw to open boutique firms

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:58

A small but growing number of former federal prosecutors are choosing to open their own law firms rather than join large law firms.

Federal prosecutors…

A law degree provides a larger earnings boost to whites than minorities, researchers say

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:08

White law graduates get a median annual boost to earnings of about $41,000—a figure that is substantially higher than for minority law grads, according to…

CBS fires lawyer over Facebook posts calling Vegas shooting victims likely ‘Republican gun toters’

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:56
CBS has fired vice president and senior counsel Hayley Geftman-Gold because of Facebook comments under her name that said she had no sympathy for the…

Milbank offers buyouts to legal secretaries in New York

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:03

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy is offering a voluntary buyout to its legal secretaries in New York in advance of a move next year from…

The Depression Coach

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 05:00

At the depth of his depression, when he was 40 years old, attorney Daniel Lukasik sat in his car in a dark parking lot and…

10 Questions: James Dunstan

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 04:40

Are companies promising more frequent and less expensive launches—like SpaceX and Blue Origin—raising new issues?

Yes, more frequent launches will break the bureaucracy. The…

10 ways to make time for the things that matter

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 04:30

I don’t mean to trivialize the important question of how you achieve work-life balance. But the answer is quite simple: You make time for the…

Former convict and Yale Law grad gets approval to practice in Connecticut

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:17

A Yale Law grad who spent eight years in prison for armed robbery and carjacking as a teenager has won approval to practice law in…

Bassiouni, former law prof who championed human rights, dies at 79

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 13:25

M. Cherif Bassiouni, a human rights advocate and former DePaul University law professor, has died at the age of 79.

Bassiouni died Monday at his…

Suit by former income partner claims Winston tethered her career to male lawyers’ employment

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:55

A former income partner at Winston & Strawn contends in a lawsuit that the firm discriminated against her by tying her continued employment at the…

Drowning in debt? Here are some potential lifelines (podcast)

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:30
Six-figure student loans can be a terrifying burden, and one of the top challenges for many law grads. But even if you’ve fallen in arrears,…

What really makes a rainmaker successful?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:30
Ari Kaplan speaks with Jim Cranston, a principal with LawVision Group, a law firm consultancy focusing on growing firm revenue; strengthening lawyer confidence; and maintaining…

Women make up a third of recent equity partner classes in BigLaw, survey finds

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:56

Women lawyers in the nation’s top law firms make up nearly a fifth of equity partners, but the numbers could improve as women make up…

Psychic lawyer says his career choice was predicted

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:24

There are probably few if any psychic mediums who add the “esq.” designation after their names.

Steven Macek, a Massachusetts lawyer, touts his legal career…

Emotional intelligence of female trial lawyers can work in their favor, BigLaw partner says

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:45

If I were a client, I would want a female lawyer leading my trial team, according to an employment partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Trump nominates White House lawyer, a former Jones Day partner, to DC Circuit

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:15

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the nomination of 16 people to federal judgeships, including the nomination of deputy White House counsel Gregory Katsas to…

Why did Posner retire? He cites ‘difficulty’ with his colleagues on one issue

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:04
Judge Richard Posner had intended to stay on the federal appellate bench until he reached 80, an age he believed to be the…

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