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Contract Attorneys

103 ABA Journal Contract Attorneys articles.

How one firm is trying to convince technology clients to embrace subscription pricing

When two women discussed starting their own law firm two years ago, the experienced in-house lawyers agreed that they should take a subscription-pricing approach with clients.

Willkie Farr, first to announce 2021 special bonuses, matches going rate; will extra payouts continue in 2022?

The law firm that was first to announce a second round of special bonuses has raised its payouts to match what has become the market rate.

Hiring decisions based on first-year grades miss ‘exceptional students,’ according to new paper

Selective opportunities for law students, including law review membership, judicial clerkships and large law firm association positions, are largely based on first-year grades. And the tradition leaves out many "exceptional students," according to a March 22 working paper that studied classes between 1979 and 2019 at an unnamed top 20 law school.

Since the pandemic started, contract review software providers have raked in millions in funding

How contract review software can save your law firm time and money

This type of software is grounded in machine learning and natural language processing, and it assists lawyers in analyzing contracts for their clients more effectively and efficiently, saving tons of time and money, writes lawyer and author Nicole Black.

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…

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