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Boies Schiller deems its higher bonuses ‘extraordinary’ and ‘extra-extraordinary;’ top amount is $165K

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 16:31
Boies Schiller Flexner is matching associate bonuses announced Nov. 21 by Baker McKenzie in just one respect.

Many associates who opted into the law firm’s market-rate…

Which law schools are now boycotting US News rankings? Some say they’re staying in

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 13:24
More law schools are reacting to Yale Law School’s decision to boycott the rankings by U.S. News & World Report—some by joining with Yale…

ABA asks SCOTUS to preserve long-standing attorney-client privilege

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 11:53
In an amicus brief filed Wednesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider client-lawyer communications privileged, even if the purpose of some of…

For 2023, which tech tools might help your firm flourish?

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 09:43
The end of the year is a great time to review your law firm’s achievements and challenges, so you can determine needs moving forward.

Part of…

Worried about the 2023 lawyer jobs market? This legal search consultant has some tips

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 09:40
While 2022 was a phenomenal year for attorneys and “anyone with a pulse” and a law license could find work, 2023 might “go back to…

More than $2M in sanctions sought against Gibson Dunn and Facebook

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 11:43
Plaintiffs are seeking more than $2 million in sanctions against Facebook and its lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher after a federal judge said they…

Read the 2022 winner of the Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction: ‘Dope Fiend’

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:59
Editor's Note: The following short story by Frank H. Toub, a 3L at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee, was the 2022…

Some law firms tie in-person work to bonuses and job retention amid demand slowdown

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:53
Some law firms are getting tough with demands for in-person work, observers have told

Some law firms are linking bonuses and even job retention to…

‘We’re just mean people’ excuse fails to persuade Texas court on sanctions

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 10:08
A Texas appeals court has rejected a lawyer’s argument that his colleague can’t be sanctioned for “aggressive and even unkind” comments if there was no…

Ex-lawyer sentenced for Molotov cocktail toss; she’s ‘a remarkable person who did a terrible thing,’ judge says

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 16:46
A disbarred tenants lawyer was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for tossing a Molotov cocktail into an unoccupied police car during May 2020…

More top law schools boycott US News rankings, but some lower-ranked institutions are reluctant to withdraw

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 14:47
More law schools have announced that they are pulling out of rankings by U.S. News & World Report because of concerns that they discourage programs…

Baker McKenzie announces year-end bonuses of up to $115K; it’s ‘nothing but crickets’ for 2022 special bonuses

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 13:34
Baker McKenzie is apparently the first law firm to kick off BigLaw’s bonus season.

Baker McKenzie’s year-end bonuses range from $20,000 for the class of 2021…

Calls mount for binding SCOTUS ethics code after anti-abortion crusader alleges Hobby Lobby leak

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 11:52
A former anti-abortion crusader’s allegations about a leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case involving retail company Hobby Lobby have led to…

Lewis Roca mourns death of ‘passionate lawyer and advocate’ after she is found slain with family

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 09:37
Marla J. Hudgens, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, was found dead in her Phoenix home Wednesday, along with her husband and their…