Any attorney can slip up online, as a slew of recent ethical flubs have shown, but millennial attorneys are especially susceptible because of their prolific posting and tweeting. Law360 looks at five of the worst mistakes attorneys can make on social media and how to avoid them.
While they’ve largely declined to share public stories of sexual harassment, female lawyers have also found strength in numbers online amid the #MeToo movement. Now, they’re setting their sights on reshaping the legal industry.
Law firms may need to rethink the way they interview and hire to reverse the steady tide of attorneys jumping ship in today’s highly active lateral market. Here are two tactics for finding and hiring lawyers that some say could prevent them from leaving in the long run.
In the age of technology and artificial intelligence, a majority of United States corporate legal departments say they’ve seen no innovation from their law firms and legal service providers in the past year, the research firm Acritas said Thursday.
Judge Samuel Kent — the disgraced judge now in prison for lying about sexually harassing two assistants — has finally resigned, a move that came on the heels of the U.S. Senate's initiation of his impeachment trial.
Venable LLP has announced across-the-board salary reductions for its associates, counsel, staff members, nonequity partners and equity partners, citing the dismal economic outlook.
Taking a page from numerous other firms, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has decided to cut associate salaries by 5 to 10 percent, while Gray Plant Mooty will slash associates' paychecks by 10 percent for the remainder of the year.
The Senate has passed two resolutions to proceed with the impeachment trial of U.S. Judge Samuel Kent, who was convicted of lying about sexually harassing two female assistants, just days after the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously for his impeachment.
International corporate law firm Norton Rose Group will absorb more than 500 attorneys and five offices from Deacons, Australia's eighth-largest law firm, when the two combine under the Norton Rose name on Jan. 1.
Layoffs in Detroit's legal industry hit a peak this week, with Dykema Gossett PLLC, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC announcing that pink slips had been handed to a total of 41 lawyers and 30 support staff members throughout the three firms' offices.
Starting in July, Kaye Scholer LLP intends to cut the salaries of junior associates who are not on track to hit their billable hour targets for 2009, opting for a surgical strike rather than an across-the-board cut.
When times are tough, you're supposed to be able to rely on your friends, but can you count on your clients? That is the question facing many law firms currently as they look for ways to make sure their clients don't stray in the midst of cutthroat competition in the legal industry.
Managing partners are still cynical about their individual firms' ability to bounce back from the deepest financial crisis in recent memory, despite the fact that they see a semblance of financial stability on the horizon for the broader economy, according to the latest report from Citi Private Bank.
Daryl Joseffer, the former No. 2 lawyer in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined King & Spalding LLP as a partner.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced Monday that it would combine with Minneapolis-based The Parsinen Law Firm PA to launch its 10th national office — its third new location since April — in Minneapolis on July 1.
Howrey LLP is launching an intensive two-year program for incoming associates that will involve extensive additional training and reduced billable hours, as well as lower salaries than those of their peers at other firms.
President Barack Obama has nominated former Johnson & Johnson in-house general counsel Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and former federal prosecutor Beverly B. Martin has been tapped for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
With no foreseeable end to the recession, lateral partners are increasingly willing to leave top-tier firms for less profitable firms that offer greater job security, a recent study says.
Following in the footsteps of dozens of other law firms, Snell & Wilmer LLP has decided to slash associate salaries by 10 percent as the Phoenix-based outfit continues to grapple with market-based realities.
The high court of Illinois has ruled that a law forcing judges to retire after age 75 violates the state's constitution, in a decision touted by the victor as the first case where a court in the U.S. has struck down a judicial retirement age.
A seasoned intellectual property lawyer suing his old firm Leonard Tillery & Sciolla LLP for unauthorized use of his name has recovered control of his moniker in a settlement, and bolstered his rights by having the surname registered as a trademark.
Saul Ewing LLP's broadcast on its Web site that it offers fixed-fee programs has caught the eye of law firm watchers, who believe the move is a first. In a changing legal landscape, though, experts say law firms should bring alternatives to the age-old billable hour out of the shadows and broach the topic with clients — even if they don't advertise those policies on their home pages.
In an effort to save on its legal bills, Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has put together a team of Indian attorneys to tackle contract review, drafting and legal research, triggering fears that BigLaw firms will start to lose out as companies look for cheaper ways to meet their legal needs.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has lost another bid to toss a recruiting firm’s suit against it, after a judge denied the law firm’s request to dismiss the case from Florida in favor of another forum.