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A survey of federal prosecutors released Monday found a "staggering" variety in approaches to telework at U.S. attorney's offices across the country.
Shifting sentiments around what law students value in summer associate programs are driving changes in which law firms win out in today’s competitive environment for talent, with a new Law360 Pulse survey highlighting the value of factors like remote work options, diversity and work-life balance.
Where do law students dream of working this summer? What practice areas are they looking to specialize in? What are your firm's top schools for summer associateships? Explore the ins and outs of the summer associate bidding and firm selection process with our interactive graphic.
Both law firms and law students are embracing summer associate programs' return to in-person formats, though firms are also offering associates more flexibility as the industry increasingly becomes accustomed to hybrid work more than two years into the pandemic, Law360 Pulse has found.
Law360 Pulse asked prospective summer associates about how their top-choice firms distinguished themselves and what backup plans they have in place. Here's what they said.
Law firms that expect to succeed in the coming years should prepare to listen to their attorneys and staffers about the best ways to move forward, rather than imposing directives from above, Mayer Brown LLP's chair said Friday.
Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered at CLOC Global Institute’s annual conference in Las Vegas to gain insight from industry leaders on how to improve their legal departments and operations. Here are three takeaways from the three-day event.
The legal industry had a busy week, from a law firm merger to a substantial funding infusion for a legal tech company to new associate raises. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
With demanding court deadlines and the immense responsibility of having a client's welfare in their hands, how can litigators find time to relax, unwind and reconnect with the people they care about? Here, six successful litigators share their advice with Law360 Pulse on achieving work-life balance.
Many state courts have had surprising success accessing federal pandemic relief funds to help reduce case backlogs, court leaders say, but with none of that money earmarked for judiciaries, courts have had to be assertive about asking for it.
With Connecticut enacting the nation's fifth consumer privacy law, businesses are increasingly electing to roll out their new obligations to users nationwide rather than state-by-state and are intensifying their call for Congress to set a firm federal standard.
A push to reform U.S. Supreme Court ethics and recusal standards earned a significant win Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation that would require the justices to adopt an ethics code, but opposition from Republicans suggests the bill faces a steep climb through Congress.
Although more men than women continue to lead the legal departments at Fortune 500 companies, those organizations hired almost the same number of women and men as general counsel in 2021, according to a report released this week.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC has announced the appointment of a former Morrison Foerster LLP executive as its newest chief operating officer, effective May 9.
For attorneys of Arab, Middle Eastern and North African heritage, the legal industry has seen a shakeup in the past 20 years. While their numbers are still low, new faces are streaming into the profession and slowly but surely building community together, attorneys tell Law360.
A House panel has advanced legislation that would require the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a binding ethics code and creates new recusal and disclosure standards for the nine justices amid increased scrutiny in the wake of recent high-profile revelations.
Admiral Insurance Co. urged a Connecticut federal court not to hand a spa an early win in a coverage dispute over claims that a client suffered burns and permanent scarring on her legs, arguing that the client's change in testimony presents a factual dispute that a jury ought to consider.
The air of suspicion that hangs over the U.S. Supreme Court after the Dobbs draft leak could affect the work of the court's corps of 36 law clerks, and their relationships to the justices and to one another.
President Joe Biden nominated seven potential new members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday, hoping to round out a bipartisan body that has been without a quorum since 2019.
Navigating the first few months at a law firm can be arduous for any young associate, but it can present additional challenges for those of diverse backgrounds. Law360 recently spoke with the co-chairs of Littler Mendelson PC’s SOAR program, which helps address those challenges by connecting young diverse attorneys with experienced lawyers at the firm.
Corporations can leverage their law departments and legal operations professionals to advance their societal initiatives like reducing environmental impact and increasing diversity. Here, corporate advisers share four ways businesses can use their legal professionals to drive their broader goals.
Former Trump Organization appraisal firm Cushman & Wakefield on Wednesday said the New York attorney general broke her promise to keep their settlement talks confidential as part of a financial fraud investigation into the former president's company.
Connecticut is poised to join four other states in undertaking comprehensive data privacy legislation, allowing it to regulate businesses that possess, store and sell consumers' personal data and tackle the issue head on amid congressional inaction.
Technology has changed the legal industry and made old ways of doing business obsolete. Here, legal operations veterans share three ways that law departments can brace their operations for the future.
Norton Rose Fulbright is the latest firm to match the Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP salary scale for associates and has also announced its year-end bonus plans, according to a Monday report.
There are major differences between BigLaw and Mid-Law summer associate programs, and each approach can learn something from the other in terms of structure and scheduling, the on-the-job learning opportunities provided, and the social experiences offered, says Anna Tison at Brooks Pierce.
David Kouba at Arnold & Porter discusses how attorneys can prioritize mental health leave and vacation despite work-related barriers to taking time off.
The traditional structure of law firms, with their compartmentalization into silos, is an inherent challenge to mental wellness, so partners and senior lawyers should take steps to construct and disseminate internal action plans and encourage open dialogue, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
The key to trial advocacy is persuasion, but current training programs focus almost entirely on technique, making it imperative that lawyers are taught to be effective storytellers and to connect with their audiences, says Chris Arledge at Ellis George.
Female attorneys in leadership roles inspire other women to pursue similar opportunities in a male-dominated field, and for those who aspire to lead, prioritizing collaboration, inclusivity and integrity is key, says Kim Yelkin at Foley & Lardner.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza, now at Wilkinson Stekloff, recalls the challenges of her first case as a civil defense attorney — a multibillion-dollar multidistrict class action against Allergan — and the lessons she learned about building rapport in the courtroom and with co-counsel.
Most legal professionals lack understanding of the macroeconomic trends unique to the legal industry, like the rising cost of law school and legal services, which contributes to an unfair and inaccessible justice system, so law school courses and continuing legal education requirements in this area are essential, says Bob Glaves at the Chicago Bar Foundation.
While the American Bar Association's recent amendments to its law school accreditation standards around student well-being could have gone further, legal industry employers have much to learn from the ABA's move and the well-being movement that continues to gain traction in law schools, says David Jaffe at the American University Washington College of Law.
Tim Parilla at LinkSquares explains how new in-house lawyers can start developing relationships with colleagues both within and outside their legal departments in order to expand their networks, build their brands and carve their paths to leadership positions.
Piper Hoffman and Will Lowrey at Animal Outlook lay out suggestions for attorneys to maximize the value of their pro bono efforts, from crafting engagement letters to balancing workloads — and they explain how these principles can foster a more rewarding engagement for both lawyers and nonprofits.
Lawyers can use LinkedIn to strengthen their thought leadership position, generate new business, explore career opportunities, and better position themselves and their firms in search results by writing a well-composed, optimized summary that demonstrates their knowledge and experience, says Guy Alvarez at Good2bSocial.
Imposter syndrome is rampant in the legal profession, especially among lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds, leading to missed opportunities and mental health issues — but firms can provide support in numerous ways, and attorneys can use therapeutic strategies to quiet their inner critic, says Helen Pamely at Rosling King.
In 2022, partners considering lateral moves have new priorities, and firms that hope to recruit top talent will need to communicate their strategy for growth, engage on hot issues like origination credit and diversity initiatives, and tailor their integration plans toward expanding partners’ client base, says Gloria Sandrino at Lateral Link.
Lawyers are experiencing burnout on a massive, unprecedented scale due to the pandemic, but law firms and institutional players can and should make a difference by focusing on small, practical solutions that protect their attorneys’ most precious personal resource and professional commodity — time, says Chad Sarchio, president of the District of Columbia Bar.
Technological shifts during the pandemic and beyond should force firms to rethink how legal secretaries can not only better support timekeepers but also participate in elevating client service, bifurcating the role into an administrative support position and a more elevated practice support role, says Lauren Chung at HBR Consulting.