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This law firm will pay $100K for best jingle ‘that pairs well with fighting for justice’

Go to Morgan & Morgan’s website, and you will see a banner touting $10 billion recovered for clients. Now, the personal injury law firm is prepared to pay $100,000 to one lucky person who writes the best “catchy, unforgettable jingle that pairs well with fighting for justice.”

Appeals court vacates $1,000-per-day sanction against BigLaw lawyer

The Illinois Appellate Court's Second District has vacated a $1,000-per-day sanction imposed against a Winston & Strawn lawyer who refused to turn over emails in discovery in expectation of a contempt order that would allow for an appeal.

New CEO of IP law firm talks dynamic leadership with client-centric insight

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Raymond Millien, the new CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, an intellectual property boutique firm with four offices and headquarters in suburban Detroit.

BigLaw partner resigns after video shot through firm window shows his romantic escapade

A partner in Allen & Overy’s London office has resigned after his romantic encounter at the office was captured in a video that has been circulating online for several months.

Top 4 unexpected culture killers for post-COVID-19 hybrid work

While individual schedules will vary, on any given day, firms will have a segment of their team in the office, and another segment dispersed. After more than a full year of working remotely, this will be yet another disruption for law firms to endure.

Former BigLaw office manager is sentenced for embezzling $425K via corporate credit card; it was 2nd offense

A former office operations manager at Morrison & Foerster was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Monday for using a law firm credit card to embezzle $425,000.

Deloitte is monitoring changes to law firm ownership rules, but isn’t planning to begin law practice here

Deloitte isn’t ready to enter the practice of law in the United States, despite changes to law firm ownership rules in some states, according to a leader of the accounting firm.

LegalZoom is pursuing an alternative business structure license in Arizona

Obtaining an alternative business structure license would allow LegalZoom to hire attorneys as employees to provide legal advice directly to customers rather than relying on an independent network of lawyers.

Weekly Briefs: First Black woman to clerk at SCOTUS dies; judge allows Dominion defamation suits

Trailblazing lawyer Karen Hastie Williams dies at 76

Lawyer Karen Hastie Williams died last month at age 76. She was the first Black woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme…

Index of law firm profitability jumps to record high after unusual pandemic year

An index that measures the profitability of large law firms reached record highs in the second quarter, bolstered by big jumps from an unusual 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stoicism and the legal profession: Refraining from being quarrelsome

I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in philosophy, focusing on the East Asian and ancient varieties. I loved my course studies, and I’ve stayed engaged in the art of self-examination, to a certain degree, ever since.

Lawyer who gave ‘perfect’ secretary a second chance after theft is suspended after misjudging her

A Pennsylvania lawyer who gave a trusted employee another chance after she stole from his aunt’s estate has been suspended from practice following her continued client thefts.

5th Circuit rules for ‘The Hammer’ in lawyer’s trademark suit over purloined keywords and click-to-call ads

A Texas lawyer should get a chance to prove that consumers who entered his trademarked keywords in search engines were confused when they saw unlabeled advertisements, clicked on them, and found themselves calling a number that belonged to a legal referral group, a federal appeals court has ruled.

When creating return-to-work policies, consider groups hardest-hit by pandemic

The House of Delegates passed two resolutions that focus on returning to the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the 2021 ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting on Monday.

What does it mean for a lawyer to retire?

As my hair started turning salt-and-peppery, the most common question I faced was, “Are you retired from practice yet?” The second most common was, “When do you plan to retire?” But what does it mean for a lawyer to retire? What changes?

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