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Embracing the Opportunities We Are Given

by Jackson Walker on

A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War with an innate sense of family and an exceptionally strong work ethic my maternal grandfather, Manuel, was someone that people naturally looked up to. And I was certainly no...more

Where Have All the Women Gone?

by Atma Global on

Just over a year ago, the heads of government in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile – three of Latin America’s most dynamic regional powers – were female. Today, Chile remains the only country whose presidency is held by a woman –...more

Third Circuit Revives In-House Attorney’s Whistleblower Claim

On July 25, 2017, the Third Circuit allowed a plaintiff who was an in-house attorney to proceed with a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) based on its...more

Learning firsthand how to fight bigotry and discrimination

by DLA Piper on

Beginning in January 2012, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin has featured Tina's column "Paradigm Shift," focusing on different facets of the practice of law which have been impacted by the seismic changes in the profession over...more

All [A]Board: Insights and Inspirations for Your Journey to and in the Boardroom

[co-author: Olga Mack, Clearslide] Carly and Olga were law school classmates at Berkeley Law and have continued their friendship and professional collaboration ever since. They serve as board members for both for-profit...more

Diversity Matters: Note from the Editor - Spring 2017

by Baker Donelson on

Every day we celebrate very dynamic women who impact our lives. During March, we highlighted the accomplishments of historical and ceiling-shattering women. Tonya Mitchem Grindon is one such dynamic and ceiling-shattering...more

The LCLD Fellows Program: Building Relationships and Leadership Skills

I finished my term as Cozen O’Connor’s Fellow in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity in March of 2017. The mission of this prestige program is to unite attorneys who work in firms and in corporate counsel offices for...more

Ted Boutrous on the Trump Admin, the First Amendment, And Why Now Is Such an Exciting Time for Journalism

Josh Beser in conversation with First Amendment attorney Ted Boutros, who famously offered on Twitter to represent pro bono anyone sued by Donald Trump for exercising their free speech rights....more

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

Employment And Labor Law Developments (And A Few Other Things) I’m Thankful For

This has been a weird year for me. (And, no, I’m not even thinking about the election!) But I have much to be thankful for, and I hope you do, too. BREAKING THING TO BE THANKFUL FOR: Yesterday evening, the U.S....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

Coalition of Lawyers and Civil Rights Groups Brings Down Corporate Bad Guy in Alabama

by Baker Donelson on

Wonderful news today in Alabama – private probation company Judicial Correction Services (JCS) is high-tailing it out of the State after several years of being repeatedly sued over its mistreatment of low income people who...more

Practicing in the Western District of Virginia CLE

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

I attended a very informative and enjoyable CLE yesterday regarding practicing in the Western District of Virginia and section 1983 cases. The CLE was put on by the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association. Judge Dillon,...more

International Bar Association Releases Guidance for Lawyers on the U.N. Guiding Principles

The Business and Human Rights Working Group of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) recently released draft guidance for bar association and business lawyers on implementation of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business...more

Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?

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

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

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

A advocacia e a luta por liberdade e por amor

Nesta segunda década do século XXI, inegáveis foram os avanços rumo à defesa e à promoção dos direitos da população LGBT. No Brasil, a força da Justiça que animou esse movimento, com atuação valorosa dos profissionais do...more

Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?

by Bloomberg Law on

Mar. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A new study shows an average of 69% of law students retain their scholarships after their first year. Also, we have a look at...more

Attorneys and Working with Disabled Clients

by James Frazier on

Attorneys and Disabled Clients - What Attorneys Need to Know When Setting Up The Initial Appointment - What attorneys need to know when working with disabled clients in Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the United States:...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

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

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 SUPPORT

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

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