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As more law firms adopt 3-day-per-week schedule, one ties attendance to cash

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 16:14
As more law firms mandate or encourage three days per week in the office, one is using the threat of reduced bonuses to get associates…

Traffic court defendants lose their ‘robot lawyer’

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:24
A “robot lawyer” won’t be representing two traffic court defendants after the CEO of a company promising to supply the technology changed his mind.

Joshua Browder,…

Can chatbot earn JD? This one averaged C-plus on law school exams

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 13:39
An artificial intelligence tool called ChatGPT averaged a C-plus on exams at the University of Minnesota Law School, according to four law professors who gave…

Cellphone video places Murdaugh at murder scene, says prosecutor in once-prominent lawyer’s trial

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 12:13
A prosecutor described cellphone video and gun residue on a raincoat Wednesday to support his contention that once-prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh killed…

Legal services company Axiom opens ‘reimagined law firm’ to directly serve clients, thanks to Arizona approval

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 16:41
A subsidiary of legal services provider Axiom Global will open as an Arizona law firm, thanks to its approval of as an alternative business structure…

‘Routine performance management’ can’t be basis for fired associate’s bias suit, BigLaw firm argues

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 15:17
Kirkland & Ellis is arguing that a fired associate’s lawsuit against the firm should be tossed partly because a harassment claim under Title VII of…

Former Proskauer COO is enjoined from using trade secrets allegedly stolen from firm

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:40
A federal judge in Manhattan, New York City, has issued a preliminary injunction barring former Proskauer Rose chief operating officer Jonathan O’Brien from using confidential…

Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell’s merger will produce nearly 400-lawyer firm

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:07
Atlanta-based Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Chicago-based Freeborn & Peters have announced that they will combine in a merger effective March 1.

The new law firm…

Anti-discrimination laws are faltering in the face of artificial intelligence; here’s what to do about it

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:42
“On the basis of.” These four words from the Civil Rights Act of 1964 underlie the modern conception of illegal bias. From federal anti-discrimination statutes…

Law is the most stressful profession, newspaper’s analysis finds

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:48
The most stressful occupation in the United States is being a lawyer, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of data from the U.S.…

New tips surface after Kavanaugh documentary is unveiled at Sundance

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 12:38
Documentary filmmakers plan to add new information to their film about allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after receiving new…

Lawyers seek flexibility when choosing technology, industry report shows

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 12:14
Over the past few years, the legal industry has undergone significant changes, in large part driven by the adoption of technologies needed to maintain operability…

Reed Smith asks to drop representation of former Baltimore state’s attorney after judge threatens sanctions

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 15:51
Four lawyers from Reed Smith are asking a judge to allow them to withdraw from the representation of former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after…

Attorney-client privilege case dismissed by Supreme Court

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:22
The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed an attorney-client privilege case two weeks after hearing oral arguments.

The high court dismissed In Re Grand Jury as…

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS sets a record; CUNY law student goes missing

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 16:25

Still no SCOTUS opinions in argued cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a record by failing to issue opinions in argued cases this term.…

BigLaw firm will add about 100 lawyers and bolster fintech regulatory expertise through merger

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 13:24
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is gaining about 100 lawyers through a merger with Buckley, a deal that will create a “financial services and fintech law…

Judge won’t sanction Texas lawyer for missteps after mistaken disclosure of info about Sandy Hook families

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 10:41
A Connecticut judge has declined to sanction a Texas lawyer representing Infowars host Alex Jones for failing to take proper action after his paralegal mistakenly…

Law prof stirs controversy with tweet calling Scalia ‘basically a klansman’

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 13:35
A professor at the Emory University School of Law is under fire after he tweeted that the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was…

How to track and empower diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 11:56
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Caren Ulrich Stacy, the founder and CEO of the Diversity Lab, a think tank that uses metrics, behavioral science and…

Lawyer faces ethics charges after his IT person accesses exiting employee’s personal emails

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 11:19
A Connecticut lawyer is accused in an ethics presentment of violating laws on unauthorized access to a computer system, after his network administrator downloaded emails…