Contract Attorneys

100 ABA Journal Contract Attorneys articles.

Does Legal Fees Motion in $590M Citigroup Case Include $1K Per Hour for Low-Paid Contract Lawyers?

A protester has filed an objection to a legal-fees request in a securities case settled by Citigroup for $590 million, contending that the…

Legal Rebels 2012: If the Shoe Fits…

This is our fourth iteration of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels, our annual nod to lawyers who are helping change the profession in ways both big and small. These are…

Boston Law Firm Got 32 Applicants for Attorney Job Paying $10,000 a Year, Partner Says

A small Boston law firm that hit the headlines when it advertised a job for a new law graduate paying $10,000 a year got 32 applicants for the position, a…

Eversheds Makes In-House Contract Lawyer Team Permanent as Expected 15-Attorney Roster Nears 80

An experimental in-house contract lawyer service at a major United Kingdom-based law firm has gotten off to a bigger start than expected and has been made permanent a little over…

Nixon Peabody Isn’t Shy About Its Hiring of an Outsourcing Company

Updated: More than 80 percent of law firms surveyed about their use of outsourcing companies in 2010 declined to answer the questions.

That attitude…

Former Staff Attorney Sues Quinn Emanuel, Alleges Race Discrimination in Assignments, Retaliation

A former staff attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has sued the law firm for race discrimination and retaliation.

Kisshia Simmons-Grant says in her federal district court suit that…

Eversheds Offers Clients an Alternative to Its Own Lawyers—Its Own Contract Lawyers

Eversheds is fighting competition from contract lawyer services by creating its own.

The U.K. law firm is trying out a new contract lawyer business for a one-year stint, and it’s…

A New View of Review: Predictive Coding Vows to Cut E-Discovery Drudgery
A New View, Part 2: E-Discovery Changes Have Some Seeing a Career in Document Review
The Disrupter: David Perla, Pangea3

India, with its booming economy and wealth of young, educated lawyers eager for work, was at the forefront of David Perla’s mind the day he met with his good friend…

Business Management Strategies Can Be Applied in Law Practice—Document Review, for Instance

Whenever I have written about project management, process management or Lean and Six Sigma, I received considerable criticism from a number of people who feel that such concepts should not…

Malpractice Suit Targets Quality of BigLaw’s Temporary Lawyers

A legal malpractice suit filed against McDermott Will & Emery raises questions about outside lawyers hired to help screen documents for clients.

An amended malpractice suit filed last week by…

Freelance Law: Lawyers’ Network Helps These Women Keep a Hand in the Workforce
Jury Acquits Lawyer’s Girlfriend of Murdering Him, Convicts Her of Voluntary Manslaughter

Charged with murder in the 2009 killing of her 36-year-old boyfriend, attorney Michael Porcella, a California woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter with an enhancement, because she used a…

Tort Firm Owes $158K Employment Tax Bill; Associate Attorneys Were Not Independent Contractors

A Louisiana personal injury lawyer who operated an “attorney incubator” for fledgling practitioners has had his business model shot down by the Internal Revenue Service.

The attorneys to whom he…

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