335 ABA Journal Paralegals articles.
Law firms “are spending huge amounts of money and putting their profits at increasing risk” as they battle to hold on to their associates, according to a report released Tuesday.
Jan 11, 2022 11:49 AM CST
A Kentucky lawyer who says he is working as a paralegal at the law firm carrying his name claims to be retired, rather than suspended, which means that the Kentucky Bar Association has no authority to hold him in contempt for allegedly practicing law.
Nov 4, 2021 10:23 AM CDT
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe wants its staff members and lawyers to take a week off work “to truly unplug.”
Mar 22, 2021 9:02 AM CDT
A Haitian-born paralegal’s discrimination lawsuit against Jones Day has alleged that she was held to a different standard than white staff members in the firm's Boston office.
Feb 22, 2021 8:34 AM CST
With better-than-expected results for 2020, some law firms are prepaying expenses for 2021 and considering how lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic will apply in the coming year, according to a 2021 client advisory by Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting.
Dec 1, 2020 12:26 PM CST
Reports of staff layoffs at a handful of large law firms don’t provide the whole picture.
Oct 28, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
A federal judge in New Jersey has mostly dismissed a lawsuit by a former legal assistant at Fox Rothschild, who claimed that a now-fired lawyer tried to sexually assault her.
Oct 23, 2020 12:24 PM CDT
Greenberg Traurig has offered voluntary buyouts to staff members at a majority of its U.S. offices.
Oct 19, 2020 11:53 AM CDT
Weil Gotshal bonuses could reach $50K for top billers
Weil Gotshal & Manges is breaking from the ranks by tying special bonuses to hours worked and raising the top amount…
Sep 25, 2020 4:33 PM CDT
Court blocks Trump’s census count order
A special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has blocked President Donald Trump’s order to exclude…
Sep 11, 2020 4:12 PM CDT
Legal consultants have predicted that law firms would continue to cut administrative staff that supported lawyers before the COVID-19 pandemic, and they weren’t wrong. “These changes reflect long-term trends in the legal market,” a spokesperson said.
Sep 8, 2020 12:37 PM CDT
As several law firms announced layoffs this week, consultants warned of more bloodletting ahead. One consultant spoke of overcapacity among nonequity partners. Others said staff members are at risk as lawyers working at home are becoming more self-sufficient.
Sep 3, 2020 1:37 PM CDT
Layoffs are hitting workers at Baker McKenzie, Davis Wright Tremaine and Venable.
Sep 2, 2020 9:33 AM CDT
Salary cuts are easing for lawyers and staffers at many law firms that adopted austerity measures to controls costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 26, 2020 3:54 PM CDT
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.”
Aug 17, 2020 11:04 AM CDT
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