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Strategies for EEO Compliance: Focus on Leadership, Not Compliance

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We observed last year that the legal industry is no more immune to the holdovers of sexism than any other profession. As we noted, in a step toward stemming this problem, the American Bar Association has passed a new model...more

Employers, Employees and Reasonable Accommodations: A Webinar

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Tomorrow, I’ll be part of a webinar produced by the American Bar Association on reasonable accommodations under the ADA. You can still sign up here....more

Female Lawyer With Republican Boss? Go Back To The Kitchen!

I don’t know what to make of the study, conducted by business professors from the University of Michigan and Temple University, that purports to find a negative correlation between political conservatism among some law firm...more

EEOC Joins Office of U.S. Attorney, Bar Association and U.S. District Court in Continuing Legal Education Seminar

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will join several other government and educational entities in a continuing legal education seminar (CLE) on Nov. 12 at...more

Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?  [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

June 3, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Aric Press, editor-in-chief at ALM, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent survey released by The American Lawyer that shows large law firms struggling to recruit black lawyers and promote them to...more

Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies  [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

May 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Gary Friedman, partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's National Employment Litigation group, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent firing of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson. The...more

New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw  [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

May 23, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Just when they thought they were out, this program brings them back in. Caren Ulrich Stacy talks with Lee Pacchia about founding OnRamp Fellowship, a program that matches women attorneys who left...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORTNebraska

by Jim Manley on

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks preliminary injunctive relief to redress and prevent further deprivation of rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by actions of Defendants....more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORTNebraska

by Jim Manley on

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEFNebraska

by Jim Manley on

This civil rights class action seeks immediate injunctive and declaratory relief to redress and prevent the deprivation of Plaintiff Lautenbaugh’s rights, and the rights of the class members he seeks to represent, against...more

How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation: A gender discrimination case demonstrates the need for constant...

by Carlton Fields on

Originally published on i-Sight.com's blog: “How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation.” There’s no such thing as passing the buck when it comes to e-discovery. Although attorneys may assume that they can...more

The Financial and Legal Consequences of a Law Firm Dissolution on the Partners of the Defunct Firm

by Jerome Kowalski on

As Howrey slips beneath the waves and the likelihood that some other law firms may similarly dissolve, it is critical for every partner in a law firm in dissolution or on the brink of dissolution have a complete understanding...more

Of Layoffs and Lawsuits

by Ed Poll on

In a previous Tips column we wrote about how difficult it is for an older lawyer who has been terminated by a law firm to prove that age discrimination was the reason. The Supreme Court's decision in Gross v. FBL Financial...more

Can Age Discrimination Be Proved?

by Ed Poll on

The U.S. Supreme Court has again "made law," and it has direct implications for lawyers who have been de-equitized or laid off. The Court, in its 5-4 decision in the case Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., said that the...more

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