51 ABA Journal Practice Finance articles.
The designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic has affected tens of thousands of business and consumer contracts. Lawyers were suddenly swamped with questions about contractual provisions for delays or cancellations, and they found themselves immersed in force majeure provisions, common law doctrine and specifics on business interruption tucked away in insurance agreements.
Apr 2, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
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Jan 27, 2020 12:16 PM CST
While there was no single point of failure, undisciplined acquisitions, ad hoc and expensive compensation schemes, and financial mismanagement coalesced to bring LeClairRyan’s ruin, several former shareholders say. Its demise—one of several firm failures in the last decade—is as much a story about a single firm as it is a warning to others in a softening economy.
Jan 21, 2020 11:56 AM CSTthe promise of transforming the delivery of legal services, has laid off most of its legal staff in a restructuring.
Jan 14, 2020 10:24 AM CST
In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Ripa Rashid of Culture at Work talks to the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving and the potentially high cost if and when they depart.
Dec 30, 2019 6:00 AM CST
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Dec 9, 2019 9:48 AM CST
When framing the phrase super law in relation to sustainability with senior in-house execs and lawyers some years ago, people were puzzled by the concept. The notion seems counterintuitive to people steeped in traditional risk management.
Oct 29, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Oct 8, 2019 10:23 AM CDT
In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast, Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward talks to New York CPA Gary DuBoff about how to live within your means, how to figure out your set costs, and how to budget with what’s left over.
Sep 30, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Sep 26, 2019 9:42 AM CDT
Law firm productivity is dropping, driven by accelerated hiring that is driving the supply of lawyers higher than demand for their services, according to a report released this week.
Aug 6, 2019 2:55 PM CDT
Maryland’s highest court has disbarred a lawyer for a “myriad of rule violations” that included calling a social worker who testified in one of his cases a “bitch.”
Aug 1, 2019 10:13 AM CDT
Home movies are dominated by Netflix. And Amazon Prime’s subscription-based free shipping model has shaken up online commerce. Are law firms ready to move to a subscription-based model, too?
Jul 1, 2019 9:08 AM CDT