A federal judge in Little Rock, Arkansas, is asking his incoming law clerks and interns whether they have done anything—or belonged to groups that did anything—that could be construed as celebrating or condoning the “massacre perpetrated by Hamas in Israel.”
A law professor who has been teaching at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law since 1981 has filed an age discrimination lawsuit alleging that he is receiving less in base pay than “significantly younger less experienced counterparts.”
A second Polsinelli defendant is denying sexual harassment claims in a lawsuit filed by a former international corporate attorney at the law firm who claimed that she was “repeatedly hounded” for after-hours drinks and hotel meetings.
Nikia Gray, the executive director of the National Association for Law Placement, is asking legal employers to “stand firm” on their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion after the release of data showing that minorities from the class of 2022 fare worse in employment numbers.
Labor rights icon Dolores Huerta has simple but sage advice for attorneys: Get engaged in your community. “We need more attorneys to get involved in civic life and be out there with the rest of us, doing the work that we need to get people elected and to change the laws, do the advocacy that we need.”
The legal services sector added 5,100 jobs in September after a loss of 3,900 jobs in August, according to preliminary and seasonally adjusted figures issued Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Updated: A former international corporate attorney at Polsinelli has alleged that she experienced “callous gaslighting” and retaliation by the law firm when she complained about sexual harassment by two influential senior partners.