Contract Attorneys

98 ABA Journal Contract Attorneys articles.

Layoffs hit furloughed staffers at 2 BigLaw firms, lawyers and staffers at another
Updated: Layoffs are hitting workers at Baker McKenzie, Davis Wright Tremaine and Venable.
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.

Contract lawyer described as ‘superb advocate’ is suspended for overbilling state public defender
An Iowa lawyer described as a “superb advocate” has been suspended for overbilling the state public defender for her legal services and car mileage.
Afternoon Briefs: California bar seeks proposals on nonlawyer practitioners; online ‘sneak-in’ contracts abound

California bar working group to consider licensing nonlawyer practitioners

The State Bar of California is forming a working group to make recommendations on the licensing of nonlawyers to perform some…

Law firms are ‘poised to grow’ as they report more success in lateral hiring
Law firms have an eye on expansion as revenues continue to grow.
Can ‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson really collect $1M from fans who violate his nondisclosure agreement?
Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson may scare fans into keeping quiet with a $1 million nondisclosure agreement, but it’s unlikely he will be able to enforce the contract in court, legal experts say.
Lawyer agrees to disbarment for dropping clients, accepting others without telling law firm

A Tucson, Arizona, lawyer has agreed to disbarment for his conduct while working as an independent contractor for a law firm.

Zachary Schon was disbarred effective May 13, according to…

What do you love most about being a lawyer?

Last Friday was “Love Your Lawyer Day,” an annual day of appreciation promoted the by American Lawyers Public Image Association to honor those in the industry.

The campaign outlined different…

Hagens Berman fires back at lawyer who claims firm breached his employment contract

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro offered a different version of events in its response to a lawsuit by a lawyer who claims the law firm breached his employment contract a few…

Cleary wins dismissal of race bias suit filed by former project lawyer, a reality TV bachelor

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has dismissed a race-discrimination suit filed by a former project attorney for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled…

LSAC says it won’t continue certifying LSAT scores for the ABA

Updated: The Law School Admission Council, which certifies LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA data submitted by law schools for ABA accreditation, announced Aug. 2 that it intends to suspend the…

Indiana law partnership closes after 100 years

After nearly 100 years in business, an Indiana law firm closed its doors last month after a partner exodus.

It began in December, when three partners left Campbell Kyle Proffitt…

Pepper Hamilton and project lawyer resolve ADA suit over sleep disorder

A project lawyer and Pepper Hamilton have resolved a suit contending the law firm violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The lawyer, Andrew Fischer, had claimed that the law…

Partner’s ‘slave’ comment to contract attorney led to tweet that launched a law firm

Yondi Morris was already unhappy about her job as a contract attorney when a comment by a partner at the firm for which she was then working prompted her to…

Skadden, staffing agency OK payment of $75K to doc-review lawyer trio to settle overtime suit

Updated: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and a staffing agency have agreed to settle for $75,000 a federal lawsuit by three document review attorneys seeking overtime pay.

The case…

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