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2174 ABA Journal Large Firm articles.

BigLaw firm offers associates a voluntary year off and stipends to help
Ropes & Gray is offering current and incoming associates a year off from the law firm, along with financial help to do it.
Afternoon Briefs: Top state court criticizes former justice; more law firms reverse pay cuts

Top state court criticizes disciplined former justice

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday criticized Cynthia Baldwin, a former justice, after she said an affidavit, if true, shows “bias and vindictiveness”…

Lawsuit over parental leave policy will continue against Jones Day
Jones Day must face a lawsuit brought by former associates who accuse the firm’s parental leave policy of discriminating against fathers, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled last week.
Another BigLaw firm joins the list of firms laying off staff

Legal consultants have predicted that law firms would continue to cut administrative staff that supported lawyers before the COVID-19 pandemic, and they weren’t wrong. “These changes reflect long-term trends in the legal market,” a spokesperson said.

Afternoon Briefs: Federal courthouse closed because of COVID-19; appeals court blocks abortion-referral ban

COVID-19 cases reportedly lead to federal court shutdown

The federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, was temporarily closed Friday after several security officers from the building reportedly tested positive for…

Skadden is latest firm to announce layoffs; experts say more law firms will follow
As several law firms announced layoffs this week, consultants warned of more bloodletting ahead. One consultant spoke of overcapacity among nonequity partners. Others said staff members are at risk as lawyers working at home are becoming more self-sufficient.
Fake websites for 4 BigLaw firms might have been created to get deal information
Fake websites for four large law firms created in 2008 might have been part of an attempt to get insider information on pending Wall Street deals, according to newly declassified FBI documents obtained by the American Lawyer.
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.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge punched by man on bike; 2nd Circuit delays subpoena for Trump tax records

Judge is punched by passing bicyclist

Judge Phyllis Chu of the New York City Criminal Court was punched in the jaw by a man who rode past her on…

Afternoon Briefs: State files 100th lawsuit challenging Trump policies; 2 more firms reverse pay cuts

California files 100th suit against Trump administration

California and 21 other states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that curtails the scope of environmental reviews conducted to…

Afternoon Briefs: 4th Circuit rules for transgender youth; tribe objects to execution

4th Circuit rules for transgender youth on bathroom policy

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has ruled for former high school student Gavin Grimm, a…

Growing number of law firms at least partly roll back salary cuts
Salary cuts are easing for lawyers and staffers at many law firms that adopted austerity measures to controls costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overbilling suit alleges K&L Gates used these techniques to increase fees
An overbilling lawsuit filed against K&L Gates on Monday alleges the law firm used multiple techniques to increase its fees fraudulently while representing a company in a suit over a failed lease agreement.
Judge asked to order Morgan Lewis, two lawyers and Eric Trump to comply with state subpoenas

New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked a judge to compel testimony by Eric Trump and two lawyers who have done work for the Trump Organization, including a Morgan,…

‘Good disaster’ leads to ousting of more BigLaw partners, often under revised procedures
Large law firms are increasingly "counseling out" unproductive partners to free up more money to retain high performers, sources tell Law.com.

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