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110 ABA Journal Contract Attorneys articles.

Project attorney’s ADA suit says Pepper Hamilton didn’t accommodate his sleep disorder

A former project attorney for Pepper Hamilton has filed a pro se lawsuit (PDF) against the Philadelphia-based national law firm, contending that it violated the Americans with Disabilities…

Cleary Gottlieb sued by former project lawyer for alleged racial bias in firing

Updated: A former project lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton claims in a lawsuit that the firm discriminated against him when it fired him in August 2012.

The Dec.…

Lawyer is jobless and sleeping in his car after losing suit seeking OT for document review

A contract lawyer who claimed he should have been paid overtime for document-review work has suffered another setback with a judge’s decision to toss his would-be class action.

U.S. District…

Baker & McKenzie to open back-office operations center in Belfast

Baker & McKenzie has chosen Belfast as the location for a second back-office operations center.

The law firm expects the new office to employ about 120 professionals by the end…

Lawyer suing for document-review OT applies for job with defendant; sanctions bid fails

A lawyer who filed a suit contending that lawyers in document-review jobs deserve overtime pay is still looking for contract work—and even sent his resume to one of the defendants.

New job titles reflect economic challenges, changing career expectations for lawyers

Was a contract lawyer for Quinn Emanuel entitled to overtime pay? Judge hears arguments

A contract attorney doing document review was hired for his expertise and is not entitled to overtime pay, according to a lawyer for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan who defended…

Contract lawyer claims he is entitled to OT pay due to ‘extremely routine nature’ of job

A lawyer who performed document review for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on a contract basis claims in a lawsuit that he is entitled to overtime pay for work in…

Patton Boggs axes 30 attorneys and 35 staff, no partners get pink slips

Unlike a number of other major law firms, Patton Boggs didn’t lay off workers during the recession. But it axed 65 attorneys and other employees Thursday, after 2012 revenue and…

Law firm billing contract lawyers at $1K hourly must reveal what they were paid, federal judge says

Ruling from the bench, a federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday gave a green light to a request for discovery by a class action activist concerning the wages paid by…

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…

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