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Legal industry loses 1,700 jobs in March
The legal industry lost 1,700 jobs in March, before law firms began to announce layoffs and furloughs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some law firms delay start of summer associate programs because of novel coronavirus
Some law firms have announced that they are delaying the start date of their summer associate programs and shortening their length because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: Seyfarth withdraws after controversial filing; law firm scammer seeks release

Seyfarth Shaw withdraws from suit after controversial argument

Seyfarth Shaw is seeking to withdraw from representing the U.S. Soccer Federation in an equal-pay case after a controversial court filing.…

We worked harder than today’s young lawyers, nearly half of surveyed partners say
Partners have a less-than-rosy view of associates’ work habits and dedication to work, according to a study of generational dynamics at law firms released on Thursday.
BigLaw pay cuts and layoffs are likely to multiply, experts say; which firms are doing it?
Large and midsize law firms responded to economic pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this week with pay cuts, layoffs and lower partner payouts. And it’s not over yet, observers say.
Afternoon Briefs: Athletes aim for law school; lawsuits target Zoom over Facebook sharing

Pro basketball players shoot for law school

Imani McGee-Stafford, a center with the Dallas Wings, is leaving the basketball court and headed to the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.…

Pryor Cashman furloughs some associates during coronavirus crisis
Pryor Cashman has furloughed some associates whose workflow was affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Baker Donelson temporarily cuts pay, furloughs some employees because of COVID-19
Baker Donelson is imposing temporary pay cuts, reducing partner draws, and furloughing some employees because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Corporate lawyers can help clients change the world—and bill for it—with this growing practice area
BigLaw partner says lawyers have an obligation to give back to their communities

Too many lawyers have forgotten their humanity. We have become so consumed with billing hours and rainmaking that we have forgotten the simple joy we felt when we used to shake cans on the quads of our universities for local charities.

Facebook’s woes may have driven big firms away, but small firms and solos still see it as a great way to advertise
Afternoon Briefs: Ex-BigLaw partner gets home jailing for COVID-19 risk; lawsuit sees immigration-court safety risk

Ex-BigLaw partner released from prison for COVID-19 risk

A Manhattan federal judge has ordered former Locke Lord partner Mark Scott to be released to home confinement because he has a…

Cadwalader cuts pay, pauses partner distributions because of coronavirus financial impact
The law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is imposing temporary pay cuts and pausing partner distributions because of the financial effects of the novel coronavirus crisis.
How scams multiply during the COVID-19 crisis and why lawyers are not immune

If someone you don’t know—and have no connection to—contacts you to file a lawsuit, proceed with caution. It could be one of many scams that are easier to pull off than ever before, thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Pay cuts, layoffs, lower partner distributions part of BigLaw response to COVID-19 impact

The economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic is hitting BigLaw. “Businesses around the world are bracing for the short-term and potential long-term economic impacts of COVID-19,” said one firm.

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