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What Have You Done in Your Work or Home Life to Go Green?

Nations around the world marked Earth Day this past Tuesday, and law firms called attention to their own efforts. ABAJournal.com noted both Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel’s

Are You Suffering From Facebook Fatigue?

Facebook. MySpace. LinkedIn. Twitter. AVVO. It seems as if a new social networking site or pseudo professional networking site launches daily.

So much energy is needed to maintain these personal…

A Lawyer Finds Office Casual Is Still Rather Dressy

Office casual can be confusing enough. It can be even more difficult—and costly—for lawyers who change jobs and find themselves in a different fashion culture.

One lawyer who noted the…

Lawyer Who Made Lewd Courtroom Gesture Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

A Texas lawyer found guilty of contempt for making a lewd courtroom gesture has been released on a personal recognizance bond while he appeals a 90-day jail sentence.

Lawyer Adam…

350 Lawyers Trek to San Angelo, Charging ‘Billables for the Soul’

Gearing up for what surely will be among the largest child custody cases in U.S. history, scores of attorneys are converging upon San Angelo, Texas, to represent pro bono the…

Law Firm Strikes Out as Yankees ‘Sponsor’

An athletic shoe company, a tire manufacturer, and even China’s largest dairy are sponsors of the New York Yankees. But a law firm?

That’s what nine-attorney Manhattan personal injury firm…

A Tuition Secret: In Law School, It Pays to Be Above Average

If you want to save money on law school tuition, your best bet may be to gain admission to a school where your LSAT and GPA scores are above its…

Lawyer Suspended for Failing to E-File

A Topeka, Kan., lawyer has been suspended for three months, partly because he ignored a bankruptcy court’s warning that he needed to file his cases electronically.

The Apr 15, 2008 5:28 PM CDT

Beware of E-Mail Bearing O’Melveny Name

Thousands of CEOs have received spyware e-mails bearing the name of O’Melveny & Myers.

The e-mails contain attachments purporting to be grand jury subpoenas and are sent from a uscourts.com…

McKenna’s Roadmap to Partnership and Rainmaking

A midsize Atlanta law firm has created a new professional development structure that not only serves as a roadmap to partnership for associates but may help Apr 14, 2008 7:05 PM CDT

Columbia Sends Highest Percentage of Grads to Top Law Firms

Columbia Law School is first on a list of schools that send the highest percentage of graduates to the top 250 law firms.

Columbia sent almost 75 percent of its…

For Some Associates, Work is Slow, Delayed or Nonexistent

Associates at big law firms were flying high last year when starting salaries skyrocketed to $160,000. Now some are in for a bumpy ride.

This year, some law firms are…

Live Chat With the Law School Rankings Czar

We’re hosting a live online chat with U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings czar, Robert Morse, from 3-4 p.m. ET today on our home page.You can submit questions in advance using this web form, or send your questions during the chat itself.

Law school deans have long been critical of the rankings, which have the power to change the reputation of a school overnight. In our April cover story, Morse offered an olive branch, saying “deans are welcome to call me or come by my office in Washington. I want to work with them to improve the rankings.”

Will anyone take him up on his offer? Check back at 3 p.m. ET today to find out.

Wal-Mart Videos Could Be Boon for Plaintiffs Lawyers

Plaintiffs lawyers are expressing interest in 15,000 videos of Wal-Mart internal meetings being offered by a production company that recorded the company’s events for nearly 30 years.

After Wal-Mart abruptly…

What Unusual Traditions Does Your Law School Celebrate?

As the academic year heads to a close, whimsical annual events are popping up on law school calendars.

Just last week, University of Toledo’s student bar association sponsored its fourth-annual…

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