Lawyers spend about 30 percent of their day on billable hours, according to a surprising new report from practice management software Clio, with most of the rest of the day eaten up by billing, administrative tasks and looking for new clients.
In-house legal departments are continuing to snag young, talented attorneys from BigLaw firms in spite of a pay gap accentuated by a recent spate of associate raises, with nonmonetary perks luring associates away from law firms and into corporations. Here, three nonmonetary perks that lure associates away from law firms and into corporations.
Gaining prestige may be one of the more challenging tasks that law firms take on, but there are a number of tactics firms can use that hold the potential to transform their image from ordinary to elite. Here, experts highlight four ways law firms can pump up their prestige.
Classes on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Crash courses in business and financial markets. These are a few ways law schools are preparing students for a job market that is struggling in the wake of the recession.
Dozens of retired judges and their beneficiaries launched a suit last week alleging California's Judges' Retirement System had repeatedly delayed administering owed benefits with the hopes that judges would die before collecting their benefits.
New York's decision to give its judges their first raise in a dozen years doesn't address the $312 million in back pay the state still owes them, an attorney for the state's judges said during a hearing Thursday.
Budget-slashing in Albany will not derail a plan to give New York's 1,200 judges their first pay bumps in 12 years, a key lawmaker said Thursday, while a veteran attorney who has studied judicial pay said the upward adjustments are insufficient.
Managing partners are cautiously looking forward to an uptick in demand for legal services in 2012 amid a climate of market volatility spurred in part by the 2011 European debt crisis, according to a Citi Private Bank report released Wednesday.
In a last-minute deal to avoid both a forced vote on 17 federal district judicial nominees and a prolonged filibuster, Senate leaders agreed Wednesday to move on immediately to a jobs bill that both parties have supported and to vote for 14 judicial nominees by May.
A group of law firms said Wednesday that they planned to launch class actions against 20 more law schools in New York, California and elsewhere over alleged inaccuracies in reported postgraduate employment rates, the latest step in their litigation campaign over the statistics.
A California judges group is set to argue before the Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday that judges should not be required to post their financial disclosure forms online because they contain sensitive information that poses security risks for judges and their families.
Debate over the Republicans' filibuster of more than 20 judicial nominees continued Tuesday on the Senate floor, after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced that he would force the Senate to vote on confirmation for 17 federal district judicial nominees.
Over half of law firms' practice groups are failing to live up to their managing partners' performance expectations, according to a survey conducted by legal consultant Altman Weil Inc. released Tuesday.
Nixon Peabody LLP is joining forces with Hylands Law Firm to expand its services in China, the firm's second such alliance with a Chinese law firm, Nixon Peabody announced Tuesday.
As California courts have watched their court reporter staffs shrink due to state budget constraints, the head of the Commission on Judicial Performance said Monday that fewer court reporters would lead to more work for judges and further delays in state cases.
Covington & Burling LLP plans to open a Seoul office in light of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and has tapped a veteran Korean litigator to lead the expansion, the firm announced Monday.
A class of New York Law School graduates are accusing their alma mater of puffing up employment and salary statistics only because they haven't landed dream jobs right after graduation, an attorney for the law school told a New York state judge Monday.
With the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement going into effect Thursday, American law firms with established South Korean clients are hurriedly submitting their applications for Seoul offices, but the rush is likely to be limited to firms with existing Korean practices — at least for now, attorneys say.
The legal services profession added 800 jobs in February, or less than 1 percent, showing little growth and reflecting what experts have predicted would be a stagnant year for the industry, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report released Friday.
The former managing partner of the Los Angeles office of the Cochran Law Firm sued the firm and two ex-colleagues on Monday for conspiring to wrest control of the firm from him in violation of the firm’s partnership agreement.
National business law firm Alston & Bird LLP has signed an 80,000-square-foot office lease at a 55-story office building in downtown Los Angeles owned by Brookfield Office Properties Inc., the developer said Thursday.
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed Jacoby & Meyers LLP's suit challenging a New York rule barring nonlawyers from investing in law firms, saying a ruling on the case would be an unconstitutional advisory opinion because other laws also prohibit such investments.
Gordon & Rees LLP has launched a new Washington office and is eyeing its expansion into the firm's other practice areas after nabbing three employment attorneys from Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the firm said Wednesday.
Recruiting at law school campuses saw a slight uptick in 2011 for the second year in a row after law firms scaled back recruiting programs in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report Wednesday.
The law firms on Law360’s 2018 Regional Powerhouse list are handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles across eight states, offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.
The 2018 Law360 Diversity Snapshot shows only incremental progress on racial and ethnic diversity in the attorney workforce. At every level of a typical law firm, minority attorney representation increased by less than a percentage point from last year’s survey.
Women have made up over 40 percent of law school students for more than three decades, and they now make up more than half. But our annual survey of the largest U.S. law firms shows that women continue to be underrepresented at all levels.