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2nd Circuit affirms bond for 2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack
A federal appeals court affirmed a decision Tuesday to grant bail to two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police car.
Majority of minority female lawyers consider leaving law; ABA study explains why
Seventy percent of female minority lawyers report leaving or considering leaving the legal profession, according to an ABA report on the challenges that they face.
Most law firms will shorten their summer programs and switch to virtual format, NALP study says
While the vast majority of law firms still plan to offer a summer program this year, almost two-thirds will shorten those programs between five to six weeks, and more than half will transition them to an entirely virtual format, according to a National Association for Law Placement study released Thursday.
Judge refuses to sanction women suing Jones Day for gender bias
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to sanction former female associates who filed a $200 million lawsuit against Jones Day for alleged gender bias.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge’s TRO restricts tear gas, projectiles; 2 lawyers return to jail

Federal judge bars chemical weapons, projectiles in peaceful protests

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson issued a temporary restraining order Friday banning the Denver Police Department from using chemical weapons…

2 more law firms announce pay cuts; are they a stopgap measure before layoffs?

Two more law firms announced pay cuts in the past week, marking a third slow week of bad news. But the worst could be yet to come.

Afternoon Briefs: Pryor Cashman associate gets bond; firm’s contact form crashes after pro bono offer

Judge OKs bond for 2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack

Two lawyers accused in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied New York police car can be released…

2 lawyers are charged with Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; 1 is Pryor Cashman associate

A furloughed Pryor Cashman associate and a second lawyer were charged Saturday in a Molotov cocktail attack on a New York City police car. They were charged with causing damage to a police vehicle by fire and explosives.

Just 1 BigLaw firm makes the news for pay cuts in past week
Days after announcing a voluntary leave program, Troutman Sanders revealed it is going a step further with pay cuts for lawyers and staff members.
At least 3 BigLaw firms charge more than $1K per hour for top associates
At least three large law firms are charging more than $1,000 per hour for bankruptcy work by senior associates, court filings indicate.
Tennessee adds fall bar exam after reducing seating for July test, allows longer supervised practice
Seating is limited for would-be lawyers taking the Tennessee bar exam in July, so the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has taken the unprecedented step of scheduling a fall exam to help accommodate those who didn’t get a seat.
Which law firms laid off lawyers and cut pay this past week? The announcements slow to a trickle
For weeks, larger law firms have been announcing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. The impact is widespread, with the legal services sector losing 64,000 jobs in April.
These law firms were named as top family- and female-friendly workplaces by Yale Law Women
Yale Law Women’s latest report on top law firms for gender and family friendliness is taking a new approach, with more categories and more opportunities to acknowledge law firms.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge trims bias claims against Jones Day; was Roe plaintiff paid to switch sides?

Judge winnows claims in sex bias suit against Jones Day

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss has tossed some claims and allowed others in a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by former…

Firm will focus on high-end IP and commercial litigation after departures cut revenue
Irell & Manella is changing focus after a string of departures cut gross revenue by 39% over a five-year period.

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