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.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a Bondurant Mixson & Elmore partner for a judgeship on the Eleventh Circuit, and tapped a Nevada state judge, a Maryland magistrate judge and a Florida circuit judge to serve as district judges on their state's respective federal district courts.
Clifford Chance LLP has formally applied to open an office in South Korea, the firm said Thursday, leading a parade of Western law firms that have announced their intent to plant flags in the country in the wake of recent free trade agreements.
In the latest suit alleging a law school misled its students, Lincoln Memorial University's law school in Tennessee was accused of breach of contract Tuesday for telling a student that she could enroll in the school even though state law would not allow her to take the bar exam after graduation.
The Singapore Ministry of Law on Tuesday proposed changes to the nation-state’s legal practices to allow foreign law firms to share profits and invest in equity shares in Singapore law firms as part of a strategy to promote expansion opportunities in the country.
After months of delays and a failed filibuster attempt, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan for a seat on the Eleventh Circuit, making him the first Cuban-born judge to serve on the appeals court.
Sidley Austin LLP has opened the doors to a Houston office staffed with seven partners from seven different area firms, enhancing its offerings and on-the-ground presence for its energy-based clients, the firm announced Tuesday.
Law firms should expect a year of limited, if any, economic growth as they struggle to cut back on rising expenses following a marketwide “sluggish” end to 2011, according to a study released Wednesday by the Hildebrandt Institute and Citi Private Bank.
Thompson & Knight LLP confirmed Tuesday that all 14 attorneys at its Mexico City office are joining DLA Piper at an office it has opened in the Mexican capital.
New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said Tuesday that he was pushing forward to establish a new foreclosure section in New York City courts and a statewide, paperless judiciary system in 2012 — just two of his goals for the year.
Fennemore Craig PC and other small and midsize firms boast significantly higher percentages of women partners than global powerhouses, a Law360 survey has found, revealing female lawyers can more easily defeat stereotyping and find flexibility outside BigLaw, experts said.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP will join other Western law firms expanding into South Korea following the easing of trade restrictions between the country and the U.S. by opening an office in Seoul later this year, the firm announced Tuesday.
SNR Denton will open a new office in New Orleans with a particular focus on energy work in March, staffed by three new attorneys with decades of combined experience in utility matters, the firm said Thursday.
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP are discussing a possible merger that would create an international megafirm with over 1,500 lawyers, according to a Friday news report.
With offices spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, DLA Piper tops the list as the largest law firm based on the total number of lawyers in all of its offices worldwide.
Law school graduates are expected to file dozens of new proposed class actions in the coming months attacking their alma maters' employment statistics, and while the suits could spur more transparency in law school recruiting, the litigation itself likely has fatal flaws, lawyers said.
A former Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP associate who alleged the firm fired him after he bragged to partners about his "superior legal mind" on Wednesday appealed a New York state judge's dismissal of his $78 million lawsuit.
Law360's ranking of the 100 largest law firms shows the ranks of megafirms are growing, and the biggest of them all now logs a mighty 4,000 attorneys across the world.
Most members of international law societies say that there needs to be firmer guidelines over the use of online social networking sites in the legal industry and that jurors’ access to online communications should be limited, according to a report released Thursday by the International Bar Association.
Morrison & Foerster LLP associates will bring home year-end bonuses up to $65,000 and will receive salaries between $160,000 and $290,000 next year, according to a report on Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill to force the U.S. Supreme Court to televise most of its open sessions, despite objections from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that Congress should not give orders to the high court's justices.
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.