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What Images Are Too Cliché for Law Firm Ads?

On his Business Development blog not long ago, lawyer and marketing expert Peter Darling made note of the images one should never use…

Can’t Blame the Boss for Ethical Lapse

John B. Bowden learned the hard way that blaming the boss gets you nowhere. Indeed, the South Carolina lawyer discovered shortly after beginning work in Greenville that his firm was…

Work Intrudes on Workouts

The ABA Journal is among the sweat-stained magazines at the gym of Washington Post reporter Peter Carlson, who wonders if work-related magazines are more of a D.C. phenomenon.

He confesses…

Sidley to Pay $27.5 M in EEOC Partner Case

Updated: In a settlement that should send shock waves throughout many of the nation’s major law firms, Sidley Austin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve a landmark federal…

Want More Business? Here’s a How-To List

Does your daughter’s kindergarten teacher know you’re a lawyer? Do you send out press releases to the local weekly newspaper? Does the client for whom you just handled a real…

Settling It Online: ODR is the New ADR

OK, OK, take it online. That could foreseeably be a 21st-century mantra for dispute resolution, as enhanced technology and lower costs make it easier, faster and cheaper to use the…

Color Me Legal

The ABA Journal’s new book about the U.S. Supreme Court is not the dense and stuffy tome you might expect.

Top India Law Salary: $7K + Stock Options

The starting annual salary for a graduate of one of India’s top law schools working in an outsourced position for a major U.S. law firm is less than an American…

The Billable Hour Won’t Die

The Company Line

The Supreme Court is backing business with gusto, taking aim at liability and litigation costs

Survey Says: Career Satisfaction a Struggle

Lawyers are ruder. Litigation costs more. And many attorneys struggle for career satisfaction. But nonetheless, most lawyers are still proud of their profession.

That’s the gist of an American Bar…

If You Could Be A Bionic Lawyer, What Would Be Your Strength?

With this week’s premiere/return of the “Bionic Woman” TV series, up pops a question:

If you could get a bionic superpower to help you in your practice, what would it…

Guilty Verdict in Church Leader Trial

Updated: A Utah jury has reached a guilty verdict in the case of a controversial church leader accused of accomplice rape for using his religious influence to pressure a 14-year-old…

Trial of Millennium: Osama Bin Laden

It’s not a real trial, of course. But some of the country’s best-known lawyers are talking about how they would defend the nation’s most-wanted terrorism suspect, if they were lucky—or…

Defense Lawyers Give Terror Effort a D+

In an article that has sparked lively debate on the Internet, the ABA Journal discusses the results of a poll of 50 defense lawyers about the legal system’s response to…

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