A Beijing murder trial in March is thought to mark the first time in China a court has used virtual reality during a criminal trial. As the technology's costs come down and its familiarity goes up, it likely won't be long before U.S. courtrooms follow suit.
Junior associates riding high on their new BigLaw paychecks may be tempted to spend money now and think about the future later, but doing so could set them up for major financial hardship down the road. Here, five big money mistakes to avoid as a young attorney.
Large law firms are often slow to embrace change and lawyers are notoriously risk-averse, but with the right measures in place firms can create an environment where innovation can flourish. Here are four ways law firms can further groundbreaking ideas.
Layoffs have hit the American Bar Association following years of declining membership rates, with approximately 4 percent of its workforce expected to get a pink slip or accept a voluntary buyout by mid-April as major organizational changes are implemented.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s new associate training program aims to make young lawyers more client-oriented and give them valuable business skills while simultaneously freeing them from billable hours requirements in their first year, the firm has announced.
Two prominent attorneys have announced that they've broken off from their firms to start a new national litigation boutique that will focus on complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and U.S. Supreme Court and appellate cases.
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC said Tuesday that it has hired former District of Columbia Attorney General Linda Singer and her former Chief of Staff Betsy Miller to lead its new public client practice group, which will help state attorneys general, nonprofits and unions in lawsuits on behalf of the public interest and focus on competition, consumer, employment and securities litigation.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP has again deferred the start date of about half its incoming associate class in New York to an unspecified time, a representative for the law firm confirmed Monday.
In deciding to sanction a Washington attorney, a District of Columbia appellate court has said that lawyers should place flat fees paid up front by clients in a trust account.
With everybody seeming to jump on the Twitter bandwagon these days, law firms may be tempted to join in, but some legal experts remain skeptical of how effective a marketing tool the micromessaging service is for firms.
Arent Fox LLP has revoked some of the employment offers it made to its incoming associate class, a firm representative confirmed Thursday.
The American Bar Association is urging a federal judge to deliver a prompt and favorable ruling in its fight against the Federal Trade Commission, which plans to apply its controversial Red Flags Rule to lawyers beginning Nov. 1.
As document review, research and simpler transactional work become commoditized and easier for clients to outsource, large firms looking to maintain a competitive edge must start thinking creatively about how to perform more services for less money, experts said.
As more law firms and law departments make the move to electronic billing, corporate clients are finding they can use the systems for more than just catching improper billings.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has reportedly extended its associate salary freeze to staff members.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has reached a settlement in a suit brought by Steven Douglas Associates Inc. alleging that the law firm refused to pay up after three attorneys recommended by the recruiting firm were hired.
Canadian firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has merged with Gravel Leclerc & Partners to open a new office in Paris stocked with three co-founders and four partners from the French law firm, as well as four attorneys from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Partner billing rates have fallen to their lowest level in at least five years at the top five London-based law firms, according to a newly released survey.
The U.S.' deepest recession since the Great Depression has spurred attorneys and firms to ferret out more pro bono work to stay busy and network, but that surge is part of a trend that will grow as the economy recovers: firms using unpaid work to make connections and train green associates, legal industry experts say.
The biggest mistake lawyers make when writing up a petition for a writ of certiorari is thinking of it as just another appeal, experts say. Here is a list of tips compiled by Law360 for filing a cert petition that is sure to pique the interest of U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Alston & Bird LLP has further deferred the start date for some members of its incoming associate class from January 2010 to an unspecified point later in 2010.
As law firms continue to wrestle with the havoc wreaked by the recession, legal experts are predicting that the way firms are structured could undergo a major change as they adjust the model to fit the economics of the day.
As the Obama administration works toward overhauling regulation of the financial and health care sectors, law firms looking to cash in need to position themselves as experts in the fields and make sure they're staffed to handle their clients' changing needs, experts say.
Defunct law firm Thelen LLP filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition Friday after secured creditor Citibank NA cut off funding for the cost of collection and wind-down operations.