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100 ABA Journal Law Scribbler articles.

Is it worth the risk to hire lawyers from a failing firm?
ABA Journal business of law reporter Rachel M. Zahorsky discusses with Beazley’s Brant Weidner and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Kevin S. Rosen the ways firms can address and mitigate the risks of hiring laterals from a dissolving firm.
New-model firm plans hiring spree, 50 to 100 lawyers a year

One part law firm and one part business entity, Washington D.C.-based Clearspire aims to expand its nontraditional legal services model across the country with the addition of 50 to 100…

Drexel University’s Law School Takes Practical Training Online with LawMeets Course
It’s Not Just Money Fears Blocking Access to Legal Help; Lawyer Distrust Is Growing
Firms Wave Goodbye to Billing for Research Costs

With clients increasingly primed to demand discounts, balk at hourly rates and refuse to pay for associate lawyers, a greater number of law firms have found themselves absorbing legal research…

A Debate on the Future of Legal Ed Breaks Down to the Real Versus the Ideal
When the Data Differs, Whose Jobs Stats Should Would-be Law Students Trust?

Finding trustworthy advice on law school can be no easy task. And it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier.

Pre-law advising for potential law students is too often a…

Florida Lawyer Starts Residency Program for Recent Grads
Law Prof’s Ideal, Affordable Law School Not Possible in Reality, Chemerinsky Says

“If you are not going to law school … what is your alternative path?” asks Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “And in…

Lesson from Dewey: Look Closely at Your Own Firm’s Finances
What Can the Real Rate Report Tell Us About the Value of Entry-Level Lawyers?
ABA Journal reporter Rachel M. Zahorsky talks with Craig Raeburn, managing director of TyMetrix Legal Analytic, co-producer of the Real Rate Report, and Stuart Dodds, director of global pricing at Baker & McKenzie, as they discuss the impact of the study’s findings on law firm-client relationships, best practices for efficient case management, and how firms can ensure the proper investment in entry-level lawyers to serve clients now and in the future.
U of Denver’s Law School Takes an Extra Step Toward Transparency for Its Graduate Employment Data
When BigLaw Keeps Preferring Top-Tier Schools, Innovation Suffers

Not surprising to many of the beleaguered in the profession, only 8 percent of 2011 law school graduates landed jobs at firms with more than 250 attorneys, according to figures…

Law Students & Mentors Across the Globe Team Up to Develop New Approaches to the Legal Profession
What Risks Do Lawyers Face When Clients Keep Some Legal Tasks In-House Or Assign to Outside Vendors?
ABA Journal business of law reporter Rachel M. Zahorsky discusses with Beazley’s Brant Weidner and solo practitioner and legal ethics professor John Steele the challenges of this trend for outside law firms and what lawyers can do to protect themselves and their clients when faced with the increased disaggregation of legal work.

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