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Murder conviction of former Fisher Phillips partner is reversed; he claimed wife’s shooting was an accident

The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed the murder conviction of former Fisher Phillips partner Claud Lee “Tex” McIver III because the trial judge failed to allow jurors to consider a lesser misdemeanor charge.

Some BigLaw firms will cover travel costs for abortions

Several larger law firms plan to cover the cost of travel for employees' abortions following the U.S. Supreme Court's June 24 decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Only half of class of 2018 law grads practice in law firms, NALP report finds

Ninety-seven percent of surveyed law graduates from the class of 2018 were employed, but only 51% were working in law firms, according to a joint study by the National Association for Law Placement and the NALP Foundation.

Easy e-filing: Services designed to help attorneys file documents accurately and correctly

Ten years ago, most lawyers hand-filed paper documents with courts; however, that changed over time as online document storage became increasingly common and lawyers began to transition to paperless practices. As a result, even before the pandemic, court e-filing systems were in place in many jurisdictions; some even required it.

New legal tech aims to bolster IP law firms’ copyright infringement claims

A copyright enforcement service has launched a propriety search engine to help intellectual property attorneys gather evidence to protect artists’ and photographers’ visual works.

Winning SCOTUS litigators say Kirkland gave them a choice: Abandon gun clients or leave

The appellate litigators who established a Second Amendment right to carry guns outside the home in the U.S. Supreme Court are leaving Kirkland & Ellis because of a decision by the law firm.

Some associates not meeting ‘utilization expectations’ get pay cuts at this law firm

Associates at Steptoe & Johnson who aren’t meeting “utilization expectations” will be getting prorated pay cuts through the end of 2022.

These law firms had ‘noteworthy moves’ in head count; which were tops for female, LGBTQ attorneys?

The National Law Journal’s latest list of the top 500 U.S. law firms by head count saw some significant changes in rankings.

Corporate legal departments spend more in-house than on outside law firms, survey finds

Corporate legal departments are spending 54% of their budgets in-house, outpacing their spending on outside counsel, according to a survey released last week by the Association of Corporate Counsel and legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.

How much do new public interest lawyers earn? Despite raises, pay is well below that of law firms, NALP says

Median salaries are growing for lawyers working in civil legal services and public interest organizations, but there are still “sobering distinctions” when compared to law firm pay, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

How to apply business principles and legal tech to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jeroen Plink, the chief operating officer of the Legaltech Hub, a board member at Casetext and the former CEO of Practical Law; and Jeroen Ketting, the founder and CEO of the Lighthouse Group, a provider of management and trade support to Western companies doing business in Russia and Ukraine.

Reed Smith’s pro bono report expresses ‘grave’ concerns about death row inmate’s conviction

A lawyer for an Oklahoma inmate plans to seek a stay of execution after Reed Smith released a report on its independent investigation of the case, undertaken pro bono at the request of a bipartisan group of more than 30 state lawmakers.

Are legal lessons learned in the trenches more valuable than those learned in law school?

Is law school learning always practical? According to Albert Einstein, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

2 law firms add dozens of lawyers through mergers with smaller firms

Two larger law firms have announced mergers with smaller firms that add dozens of lawyers and expand their footprints.

Meet Greg Jacob, Pence lawyer who opposed ‘made up’ election theory, sent ‘furious message’ Jan. 6, 2021

Greg Jacob is back at O'Melveny & Myers as a partner handling Employee Retirement Income Security Act and labor and employment issues after his star turn as the top lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence.

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