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AI certification initiatives could prove very useful to legal industry, experts say

Artificial intelligence is supposed to be a countervailing force against human errors and biases. However, AI-enhanced tools are only as good as the data they rely on.

Orrick hopes to battle burnout with ‘unplug time’ policy
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe wants its staff members and lawyers to take a week off work “to truly unplug.”
Willkie Farr announces a second round of special bonuses, only to be outdone by Davis Polk
Updated: Willkie Farr & Gallagher is paying a second round of special bonuses to associates that range from $7,500 to $40,000, the same amount the law firm paid in the fall.
Afternoon Briefs: These law schools are best for BigLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

Go-to law schools are named

Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on Law.com’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the…

Afternoon Briefs: Multistate suit challenges coronavirus relief provision; Crowell combines with boutique

Lawsuit challenges tax provision in COVID-19 relief bill

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit challenging a tax provision in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The provision…

Most dissatisfied lawyers work longer hours and report more burnout
Burnout and long hours appear to be making life miserable for the most dissatisfied lawyers.
First law firm owned entirely by nonlawyers opens in Utah

Law on Call—touted as the first entirely nonlawyer owned law firm in the United States—is open for business in Utah. Law on Call is operating as a result of legal reforms approved by the Utah Supreme Court in August 2020.

Experienced cloud-based law firm thrives during COVID-19, co-founder says

“You make a lot more money when you come work for us than you do at a traditional firm,” says Kevin E. Broyles, a co-founder and managing partner of FisherBroyles.

Afternoon Briefs: Senator airs suspicions of ‘fake’ Kavanaugh probe; prosecutors sue senior living chain

Senator wants to know whether FBI probe of Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should help facilitate Senate oversight into whether the FBI conducted a “politically constrained and…

Who’s Zooming who in the lateral partner market?
During my firm’s annual review meeting to discuss a tumultuous 2020, luckily, my phone rang. It was a law firm partner curious about the state of the lateral partner market.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge trims maternity claims against BigLaw firm; prison guards ordered to wear body cams

Judge trims claims by ex-Morrison & Foerster lawyers

A magistrate judge is allowing two former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster to pursue punitive damages in their suit claiming that the…

5th Circuit sanctions Marc Elias and other Perkins Coie lawyers for ‘redundant and misleading’ motion
A federal appeals court has sanctioned Perkins Coie attorneys who represent Democratic groups for a “redundant and misleading” motion in election litigation.
Prepared for the future? Here are tips to help avoid disaster

During his Friday panel at the ABA Techshow 2021 titled “Rebooting a Practice: Disaster & Continuity Planning,” attorney Richard Ferguson pointed out that lawyers always have to deal with and plan for disaster, such as data hacks and hurricanes.

Afternoon Briefs: 5 Jones Day plaintiffs drop claims; no immunity for cop who shocked girl during seizure

Only 1 plaintiff remains in Jones Day pay-bias suit

Five of six former associates suing Jones Day for gender bias have dropped their claims. The move follows a decision…

Boies Schiller sees big drop in revenue after partner departures
Boies Schiller Flexner will likely drop out of the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s top 100 grossing law firms after losing a third of its equity partners last year.

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