Career & Practice
8196 ABA Journal Career & Practice articles.
The legal industry lost 1,700 jobs in March, before law firms began to announce layoffs and furloughs
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 3, 2020 12:10 PM CDT
President Donald Trump's new nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is U.S. District Judge Justin Walker, a short-time judge who received a "not qualified" rating for the trial court last year from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
Apr 3, 2020 11:54 AM CDT
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.
Apr 3, 2020 9:54 AM CDT
Seyfarth Shaw withdraws from suit after controversial argument
Seyfarth Shaw is seeking to withdraw from representing the U.S. Soccer Federation in an equal-pay case after a controversial court filing.…
Apr 2, 2020 5:01 PM CDT
Partners have a less-than-rosy view of associates’ work habits and dedication to work, according to a study of generational dynamics at law firms released on Thursday.
Apr 2, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
Large and midsize law firms responded to economic pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this week with pay cuts, layoffs and lower partner payouts. And it’s not over yet, observers say.
Apr 2, 2020 12:08 PM CDT
Above the Law founder David Lat tweeted Wednesday he is being discharged from NYU Langone Hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.
Apr 2, 2020 10:26 AM CDT
The New York University Law Review has won dismissal of a suit challenging preferences given to women and minorities in selection of members and choice of articles.
Apr 2, 2020 10:09 AM CDT
The designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic has affected tens of thousands of business and consumer contracts. Lawyers were suddenly swamped with questions about contractual provisions for delays or cancellations, and they found themselves immersed in force majeure provisions, common law doctrine and specifics on business interruption tucked away in insurance agreements.
Apr 2, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
Pro basketball players shoot for law school
Imani McGee-Stafford, a center with the Dallas Wings, is leaving the basketball court and headed to the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.…
Apr 1, 2020 4:55 PM CDT
Pryor Cashman has furloughed some associates whose workflow was affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 1, 2020 12:49 PM CDT
Baker Donelson is imposing temporary pay cuts, reducing partner draws, and furloughing some employees because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Apr 1, 2020 10:27 AM CDT
The New York Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that the bar exam will take place shortly before or after the Labor Day holiday. Also, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is looking into supervised practice for law school graduates.
Apr 1, 2020 9:38 AM CDT
Apr 1, 2020 3:40 AM CDT
Rebecca Dallet took her first seat on the bench during a mock trial in her high school government class. She spent the morning next to the judge, watching him and the impact he had on people who appeared before him.
Apr 1, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
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