The 2018 law school commencement season is underway, and keynote speakers at academic institutions across the country have sought to impart lasting advice to new grads. Here, five high-profile lawyers, including Preet Bharara, Rod Rosenstein and Anita Hill, shared their advice for improving local communities and the world, guidance which even seasoned attorneys may be able to apply to their own careers.
Law firms currently lag behind much of the corporate world when it comes to using psychology to price the services they sell, and in doing so firms may be missing out on a good deal of potential revenue, according to a speaker at the Legal Marketing Association’s P3 conference in Chicago Tuesday.
A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service?
The American Bar Association on Friday released survey data on the nationwide population of lawyers indicating a 10-year trend of moderate year-to-year increases since 2008 that amount to a 15.2 percent increase over the last decade.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has become the latest law firm to push back the start date for incoming associates, deferring them to 2011 and offering a salary advance.
Outgoing U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is known for many things: his refutation of Bush-era terrorist detainee practices, his dialed-back stance on the death penalty and his bow tie, but he also made a more inconspicuous impact on the law.
President Barack Obama has his second chance to appoint a new U.S. Supreme Court justice now that Justice John Paul Stevens has announced he will retire at the end of the current session. U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Circuit Judges Diane Wood and Merrick Garland, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar are emerging as leading candidates.
During his almost 35 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens not only left his mark on American jurisprudence, but also had a profound effect on American jurists. Former law clerks and prominent appellate attorneys shared with Law360 the ways Justice Stevens inspired them in their legal careers.
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Supreme Court, on Friday announced his intention to resign his position at the end of the current court term, ending months of speculation.
The U.S. Senate is gearing up for what is likely to be a fierce battle over President Barack Obama's pick to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, as Democrats race to confirm a candidate before the midterm elections.
With Justice John Paul Stevens' announcement Friday that he will retire after the current term ends this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court will lose a coalition-building strategist, a proponent of old-school judicial restraint and more than three decades of experience wrapped up in one justice.
A California appellate court has ruled that a law firm need not be disqualified from a case in which one of its attorneys has a conflict of interest if it can prove that the conflicted attorney didn't share relevant information with the rest of the firm, reversing a lower court's decision.
A Texas woman has launched a putative class action against the judge of a Houston-area court, claiming his policy of requiring certain litigants to use LexisNexis to electronically file court documents is unconstitutional and amounts to racketeering.
Though 2010 has brought relative calm to some associates, with many firms lifting salary freezes and even doling out compensatory raises in some cases, Mayer Brown LLP has reportedly decided to cut close to 30 attorneys.
The inability to meet your eye, the unreturned phone calls, the gut feeling that something just isn't right. Usually it all adds up to one thing: Your client has found comfort in the arms of another firm.
Dozens of lawyers, judges and law school deans are imploring the National Association for Law Placement Inc. to reconsider its decision to not differentiate between nonequity and equity partnership, a distinction they believe is central to obtaining an accurate picture of law firm diversity.
The legal industry suffered a setback in March, with more than 500 legal workers losing their jobs last month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Wednesday that he would not cave to requests from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to indefinitely postpone a confirmation hearing for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu.
Law firms that are successful working with UPS Inc. understand that for the company to trust them with large, complex matters, they must first do the small things well, because the greatest need is often with the more mundane, repetitive work, says Norman M. Brothers Jr., litigation and international practice group coordinator and vice president at UPS.
Law360 asked leaders of appellate groups at top firms who they would nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court if they were in President Barack Obama's shoes and Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement.
Dissolved New York City law firm Akabas & Cohen has launched a lawsuit against Fox Rothschild LLP, saying the firm got nearly $300,000 worth of work product for free when one of A&C's name partners defected.
Having posted strong profits for the fiscal year, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC has confirmed that associates' starting salaries will remain at $160,000, although the firm's 2009 summer class is still deferred until January 2012.
Attorneys will have to fight harder to get their firms to shell out for outside business development and continuing legal education events as more and more are relying on in-house and online events these days, experts say.
Law firms remained hesitant to merge with one another in the first quarter of 2010, showing the lingering effects of the poor economy and credit crisis on the legal industry, according to a recent analysis.