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Afternoon Briefs: Several states pause jury trials; suit accuses Texas AG of whistleblower retaliation

Several states stop jury trials

A surge in COVID-19 cases has led several states to suspend jury trials. They include New York, Maryland, Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming. (The

BigLaw firm and bar groups report data breaches
A ransomware attack on a vendor may have revealed some information about current and former employees at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the law firm has reported.
Afternoon Briefs: Law students pledge not to work for Trump firms; women deported after OB-GYN complaints

Law students pledge not to work for Trump election firms

A group of law students and new lawyers is circulating a pledge not to work or interview with law firms…

Afternoon Briefs: Jeffrey Toobin fired over Zoom exposure; lawyer alleges rape by cop in Breonna Taylor case

Jeffrey Toobin is fired after Zoom incident

The New Yorker has fired legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself on a Zoom call last month. Toobin has…

Suit claims Polsinelli agreed to flat-fee deal, then shifted work to a co-defendant’s law firm
A federal lawsuit claims that Polsinelli agreed to represent an online pharmacy and its CEO under a $14 million flat-fee arrangement, then shifted more and more of the work to a law firm representing a co-defendant.
Program offers Utah law school scholarships based on overcoming adversity
Utah’s two law schools on Thursday announced a fellowship program with full-tuition scholarships for admittees with significant hardships.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer sentenced in veterans charity thefts; lawyer accused in romance scams

Lawyer gets prison time for stealing from veterans charity

Former Connecticut lawyer Kevin Creed was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for stealing about $1.4 million from a veterans…

Cuts in lawyer head count and expenditures ‘buoyed profitability metrics’ at law firms, report says
Demand for legal services decreased for the last two quarters, but austerity measures implemented by law firms have them well positioned for profitability, according to a report issued this week.
Ex-partner’s bias suit alleges he was told Black lawyers left because they can’t handle BigLaw
A former Black partner at K&L Gates alleges in a lawsuit that he was terminated for his complaints about discrimination and then harassed by private investigators hired by the law firm.
Baker McKenzie kicks off BigLaw bonus season; how much will its associates receive?

Baker McKenzie is the first law firm to announce 2020 bonuses this year. The firms plans to pay its U.S. associates bonuses that match last year’s bonus scale. The amounts could increase, however.

Afternoon Briefs: District attorney is accused of plotting truck theft; husband and wife lawyers sue over gun photo

District attorney is accused of hiring his kids, conspiring to steal truck

Lee County, Alabama, District Attorney Brandon Hughes has been charged with illegally hiring his children and lying to…

Kamala Harris’ BigLaw husband will leave DLA Piper; experts had warned of ethics issues
The husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a partner at DLA Piper, will sever all ties with the law firm before the inauguration in January.
Jones Day and Porter Wright file election suits for Trump to the dismay of some of their lawyers
Updated: The law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur has withdrawn from its representation of the Trump campaign in a federal lawsuit filed Monday evening that alleged voting irregularities across the state of Pennsylvania.
Afternoon Briefs: Sherrilyn Ifill among winners of this award; app automates expungement

Sherrilyn Ifill among Spirit of Excellence winners

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is one of five winners of the 2021 Spirit of Excellence…

Quinn Emanuel no longer represents Steve Bannon after he suggests beheading Dr. Fauci
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has said it is no longer representing Steve Bannon after the former strategist for President Donald Trump made controversial remarks on a podcast.

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