Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Biglaw and the Rise of the Alternatives
Helen Wan, Former Associate General Counsel at @Time, Talks About Her Life as an Author and Speaker
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Similarities in Diversity between a Law Firm’s Culture and a Clinical Trial
Hogan: Summer Associate Programs are "Extended Interviews"
Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?
Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School
Stealth Lawyer: Peter Kim, Food Museum Director
Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Law Prof: Law Schools Still 'Inaccurate' On Employment Numbers
Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools?
We have changed.
Fifteen years ago, we at Pessin Katz Law had one female partner and not a single minority or LGBT attorney. Today, one half of our equity partners are women and we have a number of other attorneys and...more
In a previous interview, Michelle P. Wimes, Esq., the Director of Professional Development & Inclusion at Ogletree Deakins, identified challenges that diversity initiatives face and how to overcome them. Here, she describes...more
Several readers offered very nice comments on my original Some Things I Think I Think post, so I’ve decided to continue thinking. Well, at least sharing things I think I think....more
A North Attleborough law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when it sent a collection letter which included implied threats to sue that could have confused the debtor as to her statutory right to dispute the...more
The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are...more
Some things make my blood boil. Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners. The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal Process Improvement encourages...more
Do you remember Andy Rooney? He used to do commentary on 6o Minutes. Big, bushy eyebrows. But the thing I will always remember is when he would ask “Did you ever wonder….?” and then go into some offbeat topic. My question is...more
Two recent articles/blog posts piqued my interest. The first was written by Pam Woldow of Edge International, and the second by Robert Gogel of Integreon. Both were insightful, and I would like to both share the insight and...more
For years now lawyers and law firms providing professional services to health care providers or health insurance plans should have had in place essential safeguards to meet the responsibilities and requirements as business...more
Progressive employers want workers with high levels of what David Kelley calls, in his recent book of the same title, “Creative Confidence.” Kelley, the head of Stanford’s d.school and founder of the design firm IDEO, defines...more
During the time I have been managing Baker Donelson's pro bono programs, I've been impressed and gratified to see lawyers and bar associations and groups across the country step up en masse to tackle some very important...more
In law firms, lateral integration is a marriage of many resources. I am sure many remember the famous quote “it takes a village.” In the case of lateral integration, this quote is spot on for law firms in a competitive...more
A California District Court recently held that a bankruptcy trustee could not claim a property interest in the hourly fee matters pending at the now-dissolved Heller Ehrman LLP law firm. This June California decision was...more
The analysis seems simple enough — if people like you, you will be happy and successful. But if it’s that easy, then why isn’t everyone doing it?
The likability factor — sometimes referred to as the LQ, for likability...more
A colleague and I took a seminar on time management for working mothers some 20 years ago. We met each other at the hotel conference room, rushing in at the last minute just as did every other woman in attendance –...more
Years ago, when I was just starting in the practice of law, I was having lunch with a similarly junior colleague, and we were discussing the types of cases we were working on. As he ticked off his list of cases and told me...more
As lawyers and law firms continue to recognize the need to more effectively engage, manage, and retain clients, it is becoming obvious that the adoption of tools and models to gain new work and keep existing clients is a...more
“We need a population of employees as diverse as the patient populations we seek to serve…our vendors should be lined up with the same beliefs and the same focus as we are.” – Marla Persky, GC and Corporate Secretary...more
Aric Press of American Lawyer penned a terrific article, What the Rise of Pricing Officers Says About Big Law’s Future. The article, reflecting the results of a recent survey, offers some great insights into the move to...more
Once again, the world’s attention is captivated by the FIFA World Cup tournament, this year being held in multiple venues around Brazil. Because of the better-than-expected performance by the United States team, emerging from...more
I read with great interest Sir Nigel Knowles’ article in The Lawyer, a publication concentrated on the UK legal market, entitled “The end of the legal market as we know it is nigh”....more
I must confess… sleep isn’t my priority. Just like you, I have more work on my plate than I can get done in a day. So what do we do? We work into the wee hours of the morning and on occasion pull, all-nighters! Sound...more
Not every litigator wants to learn class actions; in fact, most do not. After all, why would anyone want to get mired in the procedural morass of a class action when they could be spending their time handling cases that have...more
Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending May 23. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share.
Taking the July Bar Exam?
Congratulations to those of you graduating law school this semester! If you’re taking...more
It’s an awesome time to be a lawyer. We have exclusive access to legal research tools, like Westlaw and LexisNexis, and most legal questions don’t have well-written answers online. So, for now, lawyers are the gatekeepers of...more
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