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    These Firms Were The Top For Their Summer Associates

    BigLaw summer programs got more high marks from lawyers-in-training this year, with many praising firms for copious in-person learning opportunities in the wake of the pandemic and the chance to dedicate their time to innovation projects.

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    All You Need To Know About Summers' Winning Firms

    Which firms offer the best programs to their summer associates? How do they compare in four key areas, which we asked summers to rate based on their satisfaction? Explore firms' ability to deliver on the summer associate work experience with our interactive graphic.

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    Summer Associates Gain More Hands-On Training In Court

    Despite the widespread adoption of remote training, law students still long for hands-on, real-world practical work experience, according to a survey by Law360 Pulse that found more summer associates were able to accompany firm attorneys in courtroom proceedings this year.

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    What Attorneys With Burnout Should Do To Get Help

    All professionals can have burnout, but many attorneys struggle to seek help because of the demands of the legal profession. As the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates workplace stress, experts urge attorneys and law firms to address the underlying causes of burnout on the job.

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    Fed. Clerks' Lack Of Parental Leave Stirs Equity Concerns

    The fact that federal law clerks aren't entitled to paid parental leave leads to pregnancy discrimination and furthers gender inequality in the legal profession, according to an upcoming paper.

  • Jan. 6 Panel Tells DC Circ. RNC Documents No Longer Needed

    The U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has withdrawn its subpoena seeking email campaign records and other information from the Republican National Committee's software vendor Salesforce.com and asked the D.C. Circuit to toss the related legal challenge.

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    Jeffrey Minear, Justice Roberts' Top Counselor, To Retire

    Jeffrey P. Minear, longtime counselor to the U.S. Supreme Court's top justice, will retire at the end of the month, the court announced Tuesday.

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    Perkins Coie Adds Former Federal Judge To Litigation Bench

    A former Alabama federal judge is joining Perkins Coie's office in Seattle, the firm announced Tuesday.

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    Meet Attys Arguing Case On Conn. Gov.'s Emergency Powers

    On Wednesday, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear a case brought by CT Freedom Alliance and parents with children in public school who claim that the mask mandate brought during the COVID-19 pandemic was invalid and that Gov. Ned Lamont violated the state constitution.

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    Law360 MVP Awards Go To 188 Attys From 78 Firms

    The attorneys chosen as Law360's 2022 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.

  • Judge OKs Mar-a-Lago Special Master, Pauses DOJ Review

    A Florida federal judge said Monday she will appoint a special master to screen the documents seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate for attorney-client and executive privilege, and she paused prosecutors' review of the documents for criminal investigative purposes.

  • WDTX Patent Cases Fall After New Rules, But Don't Disappear

    One month after the establishment of new Western District of Texas rules that mean patent cases filed in Waco are no longer automatically assigned to Judge Alan Albright, the number of new patent suits in the district has dropped noticeably, but hasn't dried up altogether.

  • Steve Bannon's Bid For New Contempt Trial Denied

    A D.C. federal judge on Friday refused to grant a new trial for ex-Trump White House aide Steve Bannon, who was recently found guilty of contempt of Congress, finding that Bannon's arguments are barred by District of Columbia Circuit precedent. 

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    Senate Dems Expected To Move Judges After Summer Break

    Senate Democrats are returning from their summer break with dozens of judicial nominees pending and a two-month sprint to the midterm elections that will decide which party will control confirmation of judicial picks during the next two years of the Biden administration.

  • DC Judge Tosses Ex-Trump Aide's FBI Surveillance Suit

    A D.C. federal judge has tossed former Trump 2016 campaign adviser Carter Page's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and former top officials in relation to the FBI's surveillance of him as part of its Russian election interference probe, finding the agencies and officials can't be held liable for erroneous search warrant applications.

  • Long Delayed NJ High Court Nomination Set To Move Forward

    The nomination process for a new member of the New Jersey Supreme Court will be able to move forward after the state senator who placed a hold on the nomination for over a year agreed to sign off Friday.

  • VW, DOJ Rip Bid To Rush Jones Day Emission Docs FOIA Row

    The U.S. Department of Justice and Volkswagen AG have said that a Loyola Marymount University professor cannot shortcut California federal court proceedings to force the release of a confidential Jones Day report on the German automaker's internal investigation into the 2015 emissions-cheating scandal.

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    After Steady Growth, Legal Sector Shed 9K Jobs In August

    The U.S. legal services sector saw an 8,900-job loss in August, a sharp decline after five months of consecutive growth, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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    Erika Girardi Received Money From Fla. Plaintiffs Firm

    A well-known Florida plaintiffs attorney has given at least $750,000 to reality television star Erika Girardi as her husband's law firm, Girardi Keese, went bankrupt amid allegations that it stiffed lenders and stole from its clients, according to court records reviewed by Law360.

  • Trump's Special Master Bid May Put Heat On DOJ Practices

    Former President Donald Trump's push for a special master to review files taken from his Mar-a-Lago estate is shining a light on a prosecution practice white collar criminal defense attorneys have long argued is unfair and puts their clients at considerable risk.

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    Biden Nominates Montana Law Professor For 9th Circ.

    President Joe Biden is nominating a Montana law professor and former state solicitor to a vacancy on the Ninth Circuit and also tapping eight new district court nominees in six states, the White House announced Friday.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The end of August marked another action-packed week for the legal industry as attorneys for former President Donald Trump saw increased scrutiny and BigLaw made moves with lateral hires and new office space. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • FBI Agents Found 48 Empty 'Classified' Folders At Mar-A-Lago

    FBI agents seized 48 empty folders with "classified" banners from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, along with thousands of other presidential records, according to a detailed inventory of items made public Friday.

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    Litigation Funders Helped Girardi 'Loot' Client Funds: Trustee

    New York litigation lenders owned by a convicted felon drove thousands of cases to Thomas V. Girardi and helped him "loot" more than $23 million from his clients' trust accounts for years before his firm Girardi Keese fell into insolvency, according to an explosive new adversary complaint filed in Los Angeles bankruptcy court.

  • Texas Court Reverses Brokerage's $22M Malpractice Win

    A Texas appeals court said this week that improper jury instructions merit throwing out a $22 million malpractice verdict that a real estate brokerage won against a Dallas law firm.

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