Associates

Question of the Week

In your experience, do new lawyers have the necessary skills to be ready to practice?

Law Practice Management

Standing desks and pricey cognac: Are they happiness boosters for associates?

Careers

New BigLaw associates make the most money in NYC, says survey

Business of Law

Dentons acquires 30 professionals in Budapest

Lawyer Pay

NALP sees ‘upward movement’ in starting pay for associates; median increases $10K

Law Firms

‘Frat house’ mood alleged in suit against Nelson Brown; lawyer says she was fired for not fitting in

Law Firms

Men-only golf retreats and unequal work assignments alleged in bias suit against McElroy Deutsch

Work/Life Balance

April 1 joke banning late-night and vacation emails backfires on Weil Gotshal

Layoffs

Goodwin Procter lays off lawyers and staffers, notes drop in demand for litigation services

Law Schools

This law school charges more than $60K; tuition is up 13% in 3 years at top BigLaw feeder schools

10 Questions

Why lead guitarist of Blind Melon left music for labor and employment law

Criminal Justice

Police found credit cards strewn throughout hotel room of slain DLA Piper associate, affidavit says

Criminal Justice

Wife of slain DLA Piper lawyer told police ‘everything seemed fine’ when they last spoke

Lawyer Pay

Some associates will earn less as gap widens between rich and super-rich law firms, columnist says

Trials & Litigation

Both sides proclaim victory in jury’s $140K award to ex law firm associate, but say they may appeal

Labor & Employment

Ex-associate who sued law firm seeking $2M wins $90K plus undetermined punitives

The New Normal

9 ways to change the carnivorous partnership model and save BigLaw firms

Evidence

$1.37B case is abruptly dropped after lawyers’ Google search spots alleged fakery

Careers

‘Competition cohort’ makes it a great time to go to law school, says Dinsmore managing partner

Law Firms

Court: BigLaw firms missed $1.5B error, erasing JPMorgan’s security interest in GM loan