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Contract Attorneys

110 ABA Journal Contract Attorneys articles.

Squire Sanders and Ice Miller Lay Off Staffers

Squire Sanders & Dempsey has laid off additional staffers, possibly in a move to become a more attractive potential merger partner.

Squire Sanders’ Miami office laid off “a couple runners,…

Economy Hits Contract Lawyers and the Companies that Find Jobs for Them

Contract lawyers hired to do document review for law firms are feeling the pinch of a bad economy.

Fewer contract jobs are available, and law firms are pressuring placement agencies…

Down in the Data Mines

A tale of woe from the basement of legal practice

Howrey Chairman: ‘We Have to Economize for Our Clients’

Washington, D.C., law firms aren’t immune from the economic downturn, and they’re taking steps to keep and bring in more business.

Howrey is one of them, the Oct 20, 2008 1:39 PM CDT

Heller Ehrman to Vote Today to Dissolve

Although a vote won’t be taken until today, the struggling Heller Ehrman has no choice but to dissolve, the…

Contract Lawyers, Search Terms Blamed for Late-Disclosed McAfee E-Mails

A Howrey lawyer who headed an internal investigation of backdating at McAfee partly pinned the blame on contract lawyers when he told a judge yesterday why five corporate e-mails weren’t…

At Virtual Law Firm, Lawyers Will Work at Home, Earn 85% of Billings

A lawyer-entrepreneur is joining with 14 other lawyers to start a new legal venture called Virtual Law Partners.

The firm will employ lawyers who work at home, saving on overhead…

Counsel on Call Brings More Contract Attorney Options to Boston

For a number of lawyers who want a better balance between their work lives and their personal lives or a more flexible schedule, being a contract attorney can be the…

23 Long Island School Districts Count Private Lawyers as Employees

Nearly two dozen school districts on Long Island improperly reported private attorneys as employees, helping them earn public pensions totaling more than $342,082 a year, Newsday reported today.

BigLaw ‘Ghetto’? Former Staff Attorney Raps Covington’s D.C. Office

A former staff attorney at Covington & Burling’s office in Washington, D.C., contends that the law firm is improving its diversity profile by hiring black lawyers for low-level “ghetto” positions.

No Associates at This Law Firm, Just Consultants

A Canadian law firm says it has never has a problem with associates over billable hours requirements. That’s because it has no associates.

Instead, Thackray Burgess has “consultants” who hire…

Fewer Law Firm Options for New Grads?

Some say they couldn’t find law firm jobs. Others say they didn’t want to.

But the bottom line for a small fraction of the nation’s newly minted law school graduates…

McDermott’s Assoc. Tiers Twist: The B Team

Another major law firm is planning to institute a two-tiered system for associate attorneys. But it is taking a different approach from what some other avant-garde law shops are doing.

Bingham Offers Associate Buyouts

Bingham McCutchen is paying buyouts to several associates at its San Francisco office,reportedly in response to a slowdown in commercial litigation.

Four associates left the firm and three others transferred…