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1853 ABA Journal Associates articles.

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.
75% of associates surveyed say job security and pay cuts are top worry; who got hit this week?

As reports build of pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs at law firms, it’s understandable that associates are concerned. Now, a new survey of 1,335 associates quantifies the extent of their worries.

The good and bad news: Firms continue to announce cuts, but it’s at slower pace
More law firms announced pay cuts, layoffs and furloughs this week, but the pace is slowing. Since the ABA Journal reported on such measures last Thursday, at least eight more law firms gave staff members and lawyers bad news.
Afternoon Briefs: Justice Thomas speaks in SCOTUS teleconference arguments; courts want rule ideas

Few glitches and 1 surprise in SCOTUS teleconference arguments

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked questions during the high court’s first teleconference arguments Monday, something he rarely does.…

See the video: BigLaw firm associate sings and raps stay-at-home hero song
At work, Hogan Lovells senior associate Russell Hedman leads and negotiates complex M&A and investment transactions. Outside the office, he plays in a Denver band called the Rocket Surgeons.
Law firm’s managing partner denies report of firm’s demise and calls it ‘total fake news’
The managing partner of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has denied a report that the firm is shutting down following the loss of about 50 lawyers, including three name partners who left earlier this month.
At least 19 more law firms cut pay and furlough employees; will partners ultimately benefit?
More and more law firms are cutting salaries, reducing partner compensation, and furloughing or laying off employees because of the novel coronavirus. Since the ABA Journal’s story last Thursday on the trend, at least 19 additional large and midsized law firms have taken temporary measures to reduce costs because of financial uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Firms mull postponements, cancellations and telecommuting for summer associate programs

“The students might be operating remotely, or the firms are not having a summer program, but they will pay the students some amount of money,” says Austen Parrish, dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Pay cuts and furloughs continue as more firms trim costs to address COVID-19
Several major law firms announced pay cuts and some furloughs this week, joining at least nine midsize and large firms that took those steps last week.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge is accused of using staff for errands; summer associates will be paid for no work

Judge is accused of using staff to run personal errands

Ethics charges filed Friday accuse an Atlanta municipal court judge of using court staffers to run personal errands and regularly…

Some law firms delay start of summer associate programs because of novel coronavirus
Some law firms have announced that they are delaying the start date of their summer associate programs and shortening their length because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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