1273 ABA Journal Business Development articles.
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Scott Mozarsky, a managing director with the Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc., a middle-market investment bank, where he leads its legal and compliance practice.
Oct 23, 2020 11:00 AM CDT
Writing a professional email is difficult enough. And choosing an appropriate signoff can be daunting, with so many options to choose from: “Thank you” (or just “Thanks”), “Sincerely,” “Best,” “Regards,” “Yours” or nothing at all (as in, “—Jon”). The list goes on.
Oct 12, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Willkie Farr will pay special bonuses
Willkie Farr & Gallagher has announced that it will be paying special bonuses ranging from $7,500 to $40,000, falling in line with a scale…
Oct 9, 2020 3:31 PM CDT
Sidley Austin has agreed to improve its tracking of demographic statistics on summer associate applicants, associate bonuses and staff member promotions to settle allegations that it failed to adequately collect the data.
Oct 8, 2020 10:09 AM CDT
For every 20 associates hired by law firms, 15 left, according to a study that collected information from more than 800 law firms.
Oct 1, 2020 2:43 PM CDT
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Carolyn Elefant
, an attorney who focuses her practice on energy and environmental matters and the author of several books, including Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be
Sep 25, 2020 9:58 AM CDT
‘Tis the season. No, not for holiday shopping (thankfully), but for law clerk hiring. Prospective clerks are hearing back on offers for next year right about now, and it’s never too early to begin preparing. I often muse on my time as a law clerk and the rewards of the experience. And although articles abound regarding the benefits of a clerkship, there are few that offer advice to incoming clerks on what they should do to prepare for the experience.
Sep 23, 2020 3:29 PM CDT
Law firms are moving toward smaller, single-size offices, as remote work is expected to remain an option after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 18, 2020 12:48 PM CDT
In one of life’s ironies, the very things that make a great lawyer may also make a lawyer miserable. Achievement equaled value; if we did not get more than 100 on a test, we failed. This is the lawyer’s curse of perfectionism, writes James Gray Robinson.
Sep 17, 2020 9:13 AM CDT
Midlevel associates waxed philosophical, critiqued office food and decor, and discussed burnout in verbatim comments collected in an American Lawyer survey.
Sep 3, 2020 1:03 PM CDT
Toxic behavior doesn’t lead to any additional career success than kindness does, according to a new study tracking nearly 500 people over a 14-year period.
Sep 1, 2020 2:37 PM CDT
Are partners hoarding legal work in challenging times? That is one of the questions raised by a new report that found that the average growth in billed rates reached record highs in the year’s second quarter, even as demand for legal services plummeted.
Aug 13, 2020 2:11 PM CDT
A lot remains unknown about our post-coronavirus future, but an onslaught of commercial bankruptcies seems inescapable—and law firms are taking a hard look at their bankruptcy and restructuring practice groups in anticipation of increased demand.
Aug 1, 2020 12:50 AM CDT
I can remember my first lecture in law school by the famous Robert E. Lee who wrote the book on real property law in North Carolina. He asked for a show of hands of people who wrote poetry.
Jul 30, 2020 1:33 PM CDT
Fennemore Craig will merge with California law firm Dowling Aaron, creating a law firm with 180 lawyers. Fennemore Craig CEO James Goodnow said the merger will make the combined firm “a dominant player in agriculture business and water law” in the U.S.
Jul 29, 2020 9:15 AM CDT
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