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Why this BigLaw firm is embracing an ‘augmented automation solution’ for clients

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati announced last month that it had teamed up with Workiva Inc. to create an application that automates the S-1 form that companies must file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when going public.

Weekly Briefs: BigLaw firm promotes 151 to partner; legal industry adds 4,300 jobs; big gifts to law schools

Legal industry gains 4,300 jobs

The legal services industry gained 4,300 jobs in September, following a gain of 4,000 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted and revised numbers by…

Judge reprimands Littler Mendelson for ‘baseless legal and factual statements’ in disability bias case

A federal judge in Phoenix has formally reprimanded Littler Mendelson for “baseless legal and factual statements” made in a court document while defending DISH Network in a disability bias case.

Reddit thread chronicles worst experiences during law firm interviews

Current and former law students unloaded about their worst experiences during job interviews in a Reddit thread chronicled by Law.com.

Attorneys and the art and science of persuasion

A great deal of practicing law is persuading someone to believe, act or agree with your client’s position, whether it is in a courtroom, a boardroom, a negotiation or at a dinner table. We seek to persuade juries, judges, colleagues, friends, family or the press that we are right and that others are not. Unfortunately, the art of persuasion is not taught in all law schools.

Baker McKenzie is ‘architect and pillar’ of offshore system that hides wealth, Pandora Papers report says

Baker McKenzie fought proposals to strengthen financial oversight and tax laws in its lobbying for large banks and technology companies, according to Pandora Papers reporting by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and its media papers.

Weekly Briefs: Britney Spears’ father suspended as conservator; would-be Reagan assassin will be freed of limits

Britney Spears’ father is suspended as conservator

Judge Brenda Penny of Los Angeles on Wednesday suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, from his position as conservator for the pop…

How to integrate well-being throughout your organization

If lawyers know the challenges to well-being, and they have been presented with ideas and strategies to improve wellness within their organizations, what stands in the way of creating systemic change?

Are virtual offices here to stay?

The virtual law office—once a niche curiosity reserved for sole practitioners and a fraction of traditional firms—suddenly flowered, forced by necessity out of high-rise towers and into personal homes in the dark, uncertain pre-vaccine days.

Nonfungible tokens are all the rage now. What are they, and what should buyers watch for?

Sotomayor discusses friendship with Thomas, shares advice during ABA’s inaugural Equity Summit

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor thinks back to her first year of law school, she wishes someone would have told her not to be afraid to ask more questions.

There’s a decrease in signing bonuses for 2021 summer associates, new survey says

Summer associates who recently wrapped up their work say they had ample networking opportunities, received clear instructions on assignments, and found the experience affirming. But few were offered signing bonuses, according to a survey released Monday by Law360 Pulse.

2 former BigLaw associates get suspensions for inflating hourly records

The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended two former BigLaw associates who were accused of inflating the time that they spent on cases.

After several lawyers withdraw from Trump’s cases, a lesser-known lawyer steps in

Former President Donald Trump has turned to a small-firm lawyer to represent him in his $100 million suit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times for disclosing his tax records in an alleged breach of a confidential agreement.

Manage your firm’s phone system from anywhere with VoIP

As we head into the fall and face continued uncertainty, it makes sense to take steps to build resiliency into your law firm to ensure it can thrive no matter what disruptions we encounter. If you’re behind the curve, the good news is that there are things you can do to prepare your firm for whatever the future may bring and make it possible to operate and profit no matter where your firm’s employees are located.

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