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Lawyer who represents whistleblowers loses malpractice insurance because of ‘high-profile’ work
The Hanover Insurance Group has refused to renew malpractice coverage for the lawyer representing the whistleblower whose complaint led to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Law firm teams up with Canadian legal tech company on AI-powered case prediction tool

Labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has partnered with Blue J Legal Inc. to bring the Toronto legal tech company’s AI-powered technology, which predicts court outcomes in the employment law arena, to the United States.

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.
Stay on track with these time-tracking software tools for law firms

For most lawyers, capturing all of your billable time is a top priority. After all, many lawyers still charge by the billable hour, and if you won’t get paid for billable time if you fail to track it. This is even more important now that we’re in the midst of a pandemic, since cash flow is less predictable due to the impact of COVID-19.

Afternoon Briefs: Steve Bannon charged; more BigLaw firms trim pay cuts

Steve Bannon charged with defrauding donors

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon is among four people charged with defrauding donors to an online crowdfunding campaign called “We…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer is accused of $20M money laundering scam; BigLaw firm trims salary cuts

Lawyer is charged in alleged $20M cryptocurrency scam

Lawyer Scott Hughes, 44, of Newport Beach, California, has been accused of helping launder at least $20 million in an alleged cryptocurrency…

Self-described ‘lottery lawyer’ is accused of scheming to defraud his winner clients

A New York lawyer who describes himself as “the lottery lawyer” has been charged in a federal indictment with scheming to defraud three of his winning clients. Jason Kurland was accused of getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

Kamala Harris’ husband takes leave of absence from BigLaw firm
Douglas Emhoff, the litigator husband of Sen. Kamala Harris—a Democrat from California and the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 2020 election—has taken a leave of absence from DLA Piper, where he is a partner in the Los Angeles office.
Lawyer is accused of leading cop on high-speed chase, suggesting pizza outing after arrest
Updated: A Florida lawyer was held at gunpoint and forced out of her car after allegedly leading a Florida Keys deputy on a high-speed chase, according to an arrest report. She later suggested that they go out for pizza, the report said.
‘Need to go back to law school’ comment isn’t defamatory, appeals court rules
A Minneapolis lawyer can’t sue for defamation over a negative online review that said, “Need to go back to law school,” the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled.
Fired legal assistant at Kirkland & Ellis claims firm restructuring was motivated by age bias
A former legal assistant at Kirkland & Ellis alleges that the law firm discriminated based on age when it fired a group of older litigation support workers and made them reapply for new positions in a “sham process.”
Utah embraces nonlawyer ownership of law firms as part of broad access-to-justice reforms

The Utah Supreme Court has unanimously approved a slate of reforms that allow for nonlawyer ownership or investment in law firms and permit current legal services providers to try new ways of serving clients during a two-year pilot period.

Ohio associate with a love of writing wins ABA Journal’s 2020 Ross essay contest for legal fiction

A short story about the first lawyer in a close-knit Black family has been named the winner of the 2020 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction. The author is Daniel M. Best, an associate at Gallagher Sharp in Columbus, Ohio.

More work shifted to law partners as demand for legal services dropped, new report says
Are partners hoarding legal work in challenging times? That is one of the questions raised by a new report that found that the average growth in billed rates reached record highs in the year’s second quarter, even as demand for legal services plummeted.

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