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More law firms are likely to make some furloughs permanent, legal experts say
Katten Muchin Rosenman’s decision to lay off some furloughed staff members may be followed by more announcements of layoffs at other law firms, according to legal industry experts.
Afternoon Briefs: Another law firm cuts pay; officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Another law firm cuts pay for lawyers and staffers

Holland & Hart is reducing profit distributions to equity partners and cutting pay for salaried lawyers by 15%. Staff members who…

Top law firms fared surprisingly well during COVID-19 pandemic, survey says
Updated: The legal industry has fared surprising well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of mostly larger law firms by Wells Fargo Private Bank's legal specialty group.
With latest acquisition, King & Spalding has added 19 Boies Schiller partners
King & Spalding has added four more partners from Boies Schiller Flexner after acquiring 15 partners from the law firm in April.
Afternoon Briefs: Sanctions can be discharged in bankruptcy, 9th Circuit says; BigLaw firms observe Juneteenth

Lawyer’s discovery sanctions can be discharged in bankruptcy, 9th Circuit rules

A suspended California lawyer may discharge more than $5,700 in discovery sanctions in bankruptcy, but she can’t discharge more…

Law firms pledge funds for racial justice and issue statements
Law firms are making statements supporting racial justice and pledging funds to organizations that advance the cause.
2 more law firms announce pay cuts; are they a stopgap measure before layoffs?

Two more law firms announced pay cuts in the past week, marking a third slow week of bad news. But the worst could be yet to come.

Afternoon Briefs: Pryor Cashman associate gets bond; firm’s contact form crashes after pro bono offer

Judge OKs bond for 2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack

Two lawyers accused in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied New York police car can be released…

2 lawyers are charged with Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; 1 is Pryor Cashman associate

A furloughed Pryor Cashman associate and a second lawyer were charged Saturday in a Molotov cocktail attack on a New York City police car. They were charged with causing damage to a police vehicle by fire and explosives.

Afternoon Briefs: Jenner & Block in COVID-19 rent dispute; more malpractice claims likely

Jenner & Block is sued in dispute over rent during pandemic

The Chicago landlord for Jenner & Block has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm owes more than…

Which law firms laid off lawyers and cut pay this past week? The announcements slow to a trickle
For weeks, larger law firms have been announcing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. The impact is widespread, with the legal services sector losing 64,000 jobs in April.
These law firms were named as top family- and female-friendly workplaces by Yale Law Women
Yale Law Women’s latest report on top law firms for gender and family friendliness is taking a new approach, with more categories and more opportunities to acknowledge law firms.
75% of associates surveyed say job security and pay cuts are top worry; who got hit this week?

As reports build of pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs at law firms, it’s understandable that associates are concerned. Now, a new survey of 1,335 associates quantifies the extent of their worries.

Firm fires staffer for ‘no more masks’ social media post that referred to Glock pistol
Thompson & Knight has fired an administrative staff member for a social media post that objected to wearing a face mask at Whole Foods during the COVID-19 crisis and referenced a Glock pistol.
The good and bad news: Firms continue to announce cuts, but it’s at slower pace
More law firms announced pay cuts, layoffs and furloughs this week, but the pace is slowing. Since the ABA Journal reported on such measures last Thursday, at least eight more law firms gave staff members and lawyers bad news.

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