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1816 ABA Journal Associates articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Andrew Yang didn’t last long in BigLaw; suit against Taylor Swift revived

Andrew Yang lasted only five months in BigLaw

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang left Davis Polk & Wardwell in 2000 after spending only five months as an associate. He had…

What can you learn from a lawyer born the same year that you graduated law school?

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks to Karen Kaplowitz about ways the experience pairing works well, having more diverse legal teams, and finding better ways to use social media in marketing.

Working Mother’s list of 100 best companies includes these 5 law firms

Five law firms made Working Mother Media’s 2019 list of 100 best companies based on their benefits for families.

The five law firms are: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Dechert;…

42% of summer associates surveyed say they are concerned about mental health

Mental health is a concern and work-life balance a priority for many summer associates surveyed by the American Lawyer this year.

Forty-two percent said they are concerned about mental health…

Afternoon Briefs: Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers speak; judge gives assignment for veteran lies

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers speak at unusual hearing

For more than an hour on Tuesday, women who accused financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were young spoke about…

Suit against Jones Day alleges ‘archaic gender roles’ and photo altering

A new lawsuit accuses Jones Day of reinforcing “archaic gender roles” in an unequal parental leave policy and using a secret compensation system that is “tailor-made to enable sex discrimination.”

Jones Day sued for alleged malpractice by pro bono clients who say eviction deal left them homeless

Two former mobile home owners have filed a malpractice suit against Jones Day that claims that the law firm’s work on their eviction case was a “fiasco.”

Zona Bernier and…

Appeals court tosses med-mal suit because lawyer filed document about 18 minutes late

A Texas appeals court has dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit because the lawyer for the plaintiff filed an expert report about 18 minutes late.

The 5th District Court of Appeals…

Lawyer disbarred after breaking into former law firm; blamed punctuation problem

A Florida lawyer has been disbarred after he was accused of breaking into his former law firm in Bradenton and stealing a safe and a computer server.

The Florida Supreme…

BigLaw firm earns top spot for number of female attorneys; what other firms made the cut?

A new firm is No. 1 on the National Law Journal’s 2019 Women in Law Scorecard, which ranks the largest law firms in the country by their representation of female…

What was your summer associate experience like?

Summertime is summer associates season. Recent law school grads around the country will be soaking up everything they can in three months with their more experienced counterparts in the legal…

How bystanders can stand up to sexual harassment in the law office

Even though bystanders are not the intended target of sexual harassment in the workplace, they, too, can endure a personal toll that is often overlooked, writes author and lawyer Lauren Stiller Rikleen.

A curmudgeon’s tips for making it in BigLaw

For law grads and associates going into the world of BigLaw, the stakes have never been higher—and neither have the expectations. The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law explains how to succeed with a bit of snark and a whole lot of laughs.

DLA Piper lawyers in the UK are targeted in email scam

Scammers posed as DLA Piper lawyers in the United Kingdom to trick an entity into making a payment to a fraudulent bank account.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority said in

Median pay for new associates jumps nearly 15%, NALP survey says

The median salary for first-year associates was $155,000 at the beginning of the year, a jump of $20,000 from 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Association…

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