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New York AG Asks 124 School Districts for Law Firm Payment Info

Updated: When N.Y. school lawyer Lawrence Reich reportedly said that what he did was common practice, the state attorney general apparently may have been listening.

A dual state and federal…

How Alston & Bird Improved Retention by 6 Percent

An Altanta-based law firm that recently made a top 100 list of the best companies to work for explains how it helped improve employee retention in an…

Loss of Bankruptcy Rainmaker Shows Weil Gotshal ‘Time Warp’

Partner defections in the bankruptcy department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges highlight a disagreement in the firm about how its pre-eminent restructuring practice should be integrated with the rest of…

Large Law Firms Prepare for a Slower Year

Large law firm leaders and consultants tell the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) that legal work is slowing in several segments, leading them to expect a…

Have You Ever Had to Deal with a Workplace Bully?

We learned in the ABA Journal’s February story “No Putting Up with Putdowns” that workplace bullies are the targets of an increasing number of…

What’s Your Most Memorable Misdirected E-mail, Received or Sent?

Recent news that a misdirected e-mail from Pepper Hamilton may have helped confirm a page one New York Times story on a billion-dollar settlement…

If You Could Declare a Moratorium on a Work/Life Balance Hog, What Would it Be?

Canadian government ministers may be onto something. Recently, one implemented “BlackBerry blackouts” for his department’s staffers during evenings, weekends and holidays. The idea being to restore the proper work/life balance.

What Do Women Lawyers Really Think of Each Other? Answers May Surprise

Would women lawyers prefer to work with men or other women? The answer may depend on the age of the female lawyer you’re asking, an ABA Journal survey has found.

Reality Check Might Be in Order

Reinventing Patent Law

The pendulum is swinging for a system that has long favored the rights of patent holders

You’ve Reached a Verdict!

The best of the law blogs, according to our readers

What’s the Most Entertaining Hollywood-Themed Footnote You’ve Read?

Last week, we learned about a federal judge who dug deep into her popular culture library to cite Woody Allen’s 1977 Annie Hall when granting a…

ABAJournal.com Among Robert Ambrogi’s Faves

Writing for Law Technology News, Robert Ambrogi has named ABAJournal.com as one of the five most notable legal websites for 2007.

Ambrogi notes that the redesigned…

Blawg 100 Like TypePad & Blogger

Many of the law blogs listed in a recent ABA Journal cover story featuring 100 such sites reportedly used the same software and platforms.

TypePad and MoveableType,…

In Volume Veritas

Our expert Richard Brust sizes up six on SCOTUS

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