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Afternoon Briefs: Facebook sued over Kenosha killing; GC says she was fired for failing to soften criticism

Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse sued

The partner of Anthony Huber, a man killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests, is among four plaintiffs suing Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse,…

Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg clerks line Supreme Court steps; cop indicted in Breonna Taylor case

Ginsburg clerks serve as honorary pallbearers

A “small army” of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s former law clerks stood in rows on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court…

You accepted a clerkship; now what? A to-do list for before your first day
‘Tis the season. No, not for holiday shopping (thankfully), but for law clerk hiring. Prospective clerks are hearing back on offers for next year right about now, and it’s never too early to begin preparing. I often muse on my time as a law clerk and the rewards of the experience. And although articles abound regarding the benefits of a clerkship, there are few that offer advice to incoming clerks on what they should do to prepare for the experience.
Afternoon Briefs: Mueller prosecutor has regrets in tell-all book; federal courthouse is a hurricane casualty

Book by Mueller prosecutor says more could have been done

A book by Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller said the office failed to fully investigate…

Seyfarth Shaw announces some layoffs while rolling back salary cuts
Seyfarth Shaw has announced that it is returning staff members to full 2020 salaries, restoring attorney compensation, and bringing back some furloughed employees.
Afternoon Briefs: Self-driving car crash leads to charge; ABA center will monitor trial of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

Backup driver for self-driving car is charged after crash death

A backup driver for an Uber self-driving test vehicle has been charged with negligent homicide for a March 2018 crash…

Will partner offices shrink to associate size after the pandemic?
Law firms are moving toward smaller, single-size offices, as remote work is expected to remain an option after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BigLaw firm is punishing 5 departing partners in bonus clawback dispute, petition says
Five former Nixon Peabody partners allege that their former law firm tried to punish them for jumping to DLA Piper by trying to claw back bonuses and withholding money in support of the effort.
Have COVID-19 bonus wars begun? Milbank matches higher scale for special bonuses

Milbank is paying special bonuses to its associates that match those of Davis Polk & Wardwell while sweetening the payout for top performers. “We called it yesterday. The COVID-19 bonus wars are upon us,” says one publication.

6 strategies to get a perfectionistic lawyer off the ledge

In one of life’s ironies, the very things that make a great lawyer may also make a lawyer miserable. Achievement equaled value; if we did not get more than 100 on a test, we failed. This is the lawyer’s curse of perfectionism, writes James Gray Robinson.

Afternoon Briefs: Bill Gates Sr. dies at 94; federal judiciary seeks $500M for better security

Bill Gates Sr., lawyer and ABA Medal winner, dies at 94

Lawyer and 2009 ABA Medal winner Bill Gates Sr. has died at age 94. Gates was a name…

Afternoon Briefs: Police reform part of Breonna Taylor settlement; state chief justice dies

Louisville will pay $12M to family of Breonna Taylor

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of Breonna…

Davis Polk announces special bonuses that top Cooley’s and promises year-end bonuses, too
Davis Polk & Wardwell has announced special bonuses of up to $40,000 for U.S. associates while also promising year-end bonuses that likely will be no lower than last year.
Pay gap has widened for male and female partners in larger law firms, new report says
The pay gap between male and female partners is growing, partly because compensation for male partners is increasing at a faster rate than that of female partners, according to a report by legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.
BigLaw firm confirms layoffs, doesn’t say whether lawyers are affected
Winston & Strawn has confirmed staff layoffs in connection with its formation of a new resource center that will deliver professional support services to lawyers and clients around the clock.

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