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Afternoon Briefs: Missing ex-associate died in crash; Harvey Weinstein says his work has been forgotten

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Harvey Weinstein in 2014. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Missing ex-Littler associate died in a car crash

A former Littler Mendelson associate who was reported missing had died in a car crash, police in Georgia announced Friday. Demetrice Allen’s last day at the law firm was Dec. 2. He was last seen Dec. 6 when he met friends at a bar. Police said Allen died the next day. His godmother reported him missing Dec. 8. He had moved to Atlanta to look for a job, his godmother said. (The Daily Report Online, CNN)

Harvey Weinstein complains his work has been forgotten

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein told the New York Post that he has made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker. But his work has been forgotten amid sexual assault allegations. Weinstein has reached a tentative $25 million civil settlement with more than 30 actresses and former employees who sued him for alleged sexual misconduct. He faces a Jan. 6 trial on criminal charges of sexual assault. (The New York Times, the New York Post)

Millions of dollars in legal services provided by law students, survey says

People who graduated from law school in 2019 contributed more than 4.38 million hours in legal services through externships, clinics and student organization projects, according to an Association of American Law Schools survey. The work is valued at $25.43 per hour, which was estimated to be in excess of $111.5 million, according to the AALS, which measures annually law schools’ delivery of legal services. The survey also inquired about legal services provided by all class years, and found that for the 2018-2019 school year, law students completed more than 4.6 million hours of work. The value of those services was estimated to be in excess of $119.2 million, the survey states. (Association of American Law Schools survey)

This law firm will pay six-figure bonuses to many of its associates

Susman Godfrey is once again outpacing the market in bonuses for associates. The law firm will pay median bonuses ranging from $120,000 to $235,000. The scale set by Milbank ranges from $15,000 to $100,000. Other firms paying above-market bonuses include trial boutiques Reid, Collins & Tsai and Wilkinson Walsh & Eskovitz. Above the Law is keeping track of bonuses here. (The Texas Lawyer)

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