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After DLA Piper standardizes associate pay across markets, other law firms also boost pay

Some associates working at larger law firms in smaller legal markets are seeing pay increases.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ less offensive; charge dropped against Boies Schiller partner

Lawyer for accused US Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ is less offensive

A lawyer for accused U.S. Capitol rioter Richard “Bigo” Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, has said his client didn’t use…

Law firm leadership and facilitating meaningful conversations about diversity and inclusion

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Esther Cho, a shareholder and the chair of the executive committee at Keesal, Young & Logan, who also serves on the firm's diversity and inclusion committee.

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.

Nonprofit designates over 130 law firms as best places to work for LGBTQ equality; what firms made the list?

The Human Rights Campaign has given more than 130 law firms perfect scores on its 2021 corporate equality index, earning them a spot on its list of best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Brown Rudnick settles $300M malpractice suit over bankruptcy representation

Brown Rudnick has settled a $300 million malpractice lawsuit alleging that it mishandled its work as a litigation trustee in the 2009 bankruptcy of chemical company LyondellBasell.

How your firm can use technology to build business and keep clients

As a longtime technology consultant to law firms, Heinan Landa knows that lawyers are cautious customers who can be resistant to change. But the old expectations around client service no longer exist, he says, and meeting the new standards requires a shift in the way law firms do business.

18 law firms join Crowell & Moring in calling for Trump’s removal; NYC bar also seeks ouster

Eighteen law firms have joined Crowell & Moring in calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

How much do partners make? The average at larger firms tops $1M, survey finds

Partners in the nation’s top 200 law firms earned an average of $1.054 million in 2019, an increase of 10% from 2018, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Afternoon Briefs: Prison contraband hidden in footballs; Kamala Harris’ husband gets teaching job

Sensing technology detects football contraband tossed into prison

Footballs and packages tossed into a Mississippi prison yard early Monday morning contained cellphones, marijuana, cigars and barbecue chicken wings. Officials at…

Law firms mostly fall in line with associate bonus scale; Boies Schiller offers 2 options

Most of the larger law firms that announced year-end associate bonuses this week fell in line with the prevailing bonus scale. Typically, law firms are paying bonuses ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, based on class year. Many are adding special bonuses.

Afternoon Briefs: Suits accuse Facebook of ‘buy or bury’ approach; House bill makes PACER records free

State and FTC lawsuits accuse Facebook of stifling competition

Facebook is accused of stifling competition in two lawsuits filed Wednesday. One suit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission, and…

Dentons continues Project Golden Spike expansion as it announces combination with Iowa firm

Dentons announced Tuesday that it will combine with Iowa law firm Davis Brown.

Which law firms announced bonuses this week?

The law firm bonus scale set by Baker McKenzie this year is gaining acceptance as more law firms announced bonuses this week. Larger firms are paying year-end bonuses ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, and many are adding special bonuses.

Afternoon Briefs: Good news for law grad who took bar exam while in labor; Boies Schiller leader leaves

Law grad passes bar exam after taking the test while in labor

A graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law has passed the bar exam, even though she…

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