353 ABA Journal Paralegals articles.
Lawyers may train nonlawyer legal assistants to handle client intake matters, but they must ensure that such assistants’ conduct is compatible with the lawyer’s professional obligations, including giving clients an opportunity to consult with the lawyer about questions, according to an ethics opinion from the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released Wednesday.
Jun 7, 2023 10:07 AM CDT
A Connecticut lawyer sent part of the proceeds from a home sale to a fraudster’s bank account, rather than the bank holding the mortgage, a negligence lawsuit alleges.
Apr 27, 2023 2:14 PM CDT
The Colorado Supreme Court has approved a new rule
that allows licensed nonlawyer paraprofessionals to perform limited legal work in some divorce and child-custody matters.
Mar 30, 2023 11:26 AM CDT
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has laid off nine lawyers and 18 staff members and business professionals.
Jan 9, 2023 10:47 AM CST
Goodwin Procter announced lawyer and staff layoffs in an internal memo Thursday that will affect 5% of its timekeepers and nonlawyer professionals.
Jan 5, 2023 4:16 PM CST
Cooley has laid off 78 lawyers and 72 paralegals and business professionals as a result of “overcapacity” following an “unexpected economic downturn.”
Dec 1, 2022 9:42 AM CST
A former paralegal at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has apparently reached an agreement to end her August 2020 lawsuit alleging sexual assault by a former law firm partner.
Oct 28, 2022 10:17 AM CDT
It’s a seller’s market for paralegals. Remote work arrangements, which were uncommon pre-pandemic, today are nonnegotiable for many candidates. That’s been hard for some lawyers to accept.
Oct 1, 2022 2:30 AM CDT
A State Bar of California proposal to explore law firm ownership by nonlawyers and allow paralegals to perform certain legal services was limited Sunday, when Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill requiring legislative approval for regulatory sandbox spending.
Sep 21, 2022 1:42 PM CDT
The ABA Center for Innovation on Tuesday released its inaugural Innovation Trends Report, which explores developments in the legal services industry by focusing on internal ABA innovation, advances in legal technology and regulatory innovation.
Aug 16, 2022 2:18 PM CDT
Because of a mistaken cellphone revelation, the Houston lawyer representing Infowars host Alex Jones in a Texas defamation lawsuit could have exposed himself to malpractice claims by his client, legal disciplinary action by the state and sanctions in a separate case in Connecticut.
Aug 8, 2022 2:06 PM CDT
The Oregon Supreme Court has given final approval to a program that allows licensed paralegals to provide limited legal services in family law and landlord-tenant cases.
Jul 25, 2022 9:02 AM CDT
A former paralegal at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Chicago has pleaded not guilty to allegations that she embezzled more than $600,000 while working on bankruptcy matters at the…
May 6, 2022 4:10 PM CDT
A former paralegal at the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey was convicted Tuesday based on accusations
that she outed cooperating witnesses against her gang member son.
Apr 29, 2022 2:06 PM CDT
Devon Simmons, co-founder and project director of a new program helping those with past convictions find work as paralegals and other jobs in the legal profession, says there’s a wealth of untapped legal talent among formerly incarcerated people.
Apr 28, 2022 1:07 PM CDT
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