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Afternoon Briefs: Chief justice blocks Trump accounting subpoena; Ginsburg’s back at work

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:36

Chief justice temporarily blocks subpoena for Trump accounting records

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. temporarily stayed an appeals court ruling Monday…

New California bar study finds racial disparities in lawyer discipline

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:38
A newly released study finding racial disparities in California’s lawyer discipline system will help the bar address unintended bias, according to the State Bar of…

Afternoon Briefs: Law firm settles age bias suit; SCOTUS reviews Oracle’s $9B copyright claim

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 17:37

Pryor Cashman settles associate’s age bias suit

Pryor Cashman has settled a lawsuit by an associate who said the firm violated the Age Discrimination in…

Lawyer didn’t lie to judge about grandfather’s death but fudged the date, letter reveals

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:40
A lawyer who has filed 2,000 lawsuits for copyright infringement got little sympathy from a judge Wednesday during a court hearing to determine whether he…

Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg misses oral arguments; judge tosses lawyer’s defamation suit over neo-Nazi label

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:16

Ginsburg contracts stomach bug

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments Wednesday because of an illness. A court spokeswoman said Ginsburg stayed…

Prosecutors allege law grad who failed bar exam created law firms in name of classmate

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:23
A Stetson University law graduate who failed the bar exam twice has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft after prosecutors…

Meet Stephen Castor, the GOP lawyer stealing the show in Trump impeachment hearings

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:51
GOP lawyer Stephen Castor is getting some attention for his facial expressions and demeanor at the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, where he is…

Which BigLaw firms have jumped on the bonus bandwagon?

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:50
More BigLaw firms are announcing associate bonuses after Milbank was the first to reveal on Nov. 7 that it will keep year-end payments the…

2 sets of BigLaw firms confirm merger talks

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 11:22
If merger talks are successful between two sets of BigLaw firms, there will be two new entrants on the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s…

Why are experienced women lawyers leaving BigLaw? Survey looks for answers and finds big disparities

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:00
A survey of 1,262 longtime lawyers and leaders in BigLaw found that women were far more likely than men to say they were denied business…

Majority of chief legal officers think a recession is coming, survey finds

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:58
Fears of a recession may be the reason why corporate legal departments are showing caution in spending, according to a survey of chief legal officers…

Afternoon Briefs: 2019 could be ‘decent year’ for law firms; tight schedule led to bar exam leak, report says

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:30

2019 will be a ‘decent year’ for law firms, report says

Law firm revenue grew 5.1% for the first nine months of 2019, largely because…

3 judges, including 2 who were shot, receive short suspensions for White Castle altercation

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 13:14
Three Indiana judges have received short suspensions for their role in a fight in a White Castle parking lot that left two of the judges…

How do you deal with workplace bullies?

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:47

In lawyer and author Heidi K. Brown’s latest ABA Journal Advocacy column, she writes that lawyers can be accomplished members of their field without…

Diversity in the legal tech community has been slow but steady

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 07:00
The year 2017 was hailed as the "Year of Women in Legal Tech" based on a few high-profile acquisitions and hires.

Kristen Sonday, the co-founder…

Afternoon Briefs: Madonna sued over late start time of concert; unusual bar ceremony goes viral

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:20

Fan sues Madonna for pushing back start time of her concert

A Florida man who spent more than $1,000 on three tickets to see singer…

Lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge for allegedly paying personal expenses through law firm account

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:51
A lawyer in Cornelius, North Carolina, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of filing a false tax return based on allegations that he used his…

Cravath announces associate bonuses; did the firm top Milbank?

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 17:44
Associates who were hoping that Cravath would set the standard with higher bonuses this year will be disappointed with the law firm’s Monday announcement.

Cravath is…

Afternoon Briefs: Law students object to ‘Carey Law’ name; First Step Act beneficiary charged with murder

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 17:19

‘Carey Law’ doesn’t sit well with some Pennsylvania students and grads

Law students and alumni at the University of Pennsylvania are not happy about its…

Defamation accusations fly in feud between Alan Dershowitz and David Boies

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:47
Defamation claims are multiplying following a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was a victim of financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, and Epstein’s…

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