330 ABA Journal Paralegals articles.
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
A paralegal who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has emerged from the shadows with a lawsuit that she filed Thursday.
Aug 6, 2020 1:52 PM CDT
"Antiquated" legal ethics rules are interfering with access to justice and a more sustainable legal profession, according to a bar association task force.
Jul 23, 2020 11:39 AM CDT
A paralegal has filed a retaliation lawsuit against McGuireWoods that claims that she was fired for reporting an office administrator’s complaint about the pants that she was wearing.
Jun 3, 2020 2:16 PM CDT
More and more law firms are cutting salaries, reducing partner compensation, and furloughing or laying off employees because of the novel coronavirus. Since the ABA Journal’s story last Thursday
on the trend, at least 19 additional large and midsized law firms have taken temporary measures to reduce costs because of financial uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 16, 2020 3:48 PM CDT
California bar working group to consider licensing nonlawyer practitioners
The State Bar of California is forming a working group to make recommendations on the licensing of nonlawyers to perform some…
Jan 28, 2020 4:01 PM CST
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