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A Texas state bar committee accused two Houston residents of representing noncitizens in immigration proceedings, saying in a lawsuit that the pair are not licensed to practice law.
It's been more than 10 years since Crowell & Moring LLP launched its Sponsorship Initiative — one of the first of its kind in the legal industry — to help retain and advance the careers of women, LGBTQ attorneys and attorneys of color at the firm.
Reed Smith LLP announced Tuesday that it is appointing its global head of legal personnel to become the firm's global managing partner, making her the first woman in its history to hold that position.
Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP announced Thursday that it has chosen one of its longtime partners to become chair of its labor and employment practice group.
A trio of experienced litigation attorneys, including a practice group co-chair, have decamped from Bracewell LLP to White & Case LLP in Houston.
The hardest challenge for most corporations and service providers when collecting data during an investigation is gathering data from mobile devices, chat applications and remote employees, according to a recently released report from Israeli digital intelligence company Cellebrite Enterprise Solutions.
The former North American manager of diversity recruiting strategies at Baker McKenzie has joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP as its U.S. head of inclusion and diversity.
A Texas medical provider says it is owed north of $336,000 by a personal injury attorney and his client for procedures incurred based on promises of payment with the eventual settlement money, claiming in court that the lawyer reversed course by refusing to pay while profiting from the treatment provided.
A Harris County, Texas, prosecutor who came under fire earlier this month after past offensive tweets resurfaced has resigned from the district attorney's office, saying that his presence in the office has become a "distraction" and "larger than the office itself" and has prevented Black women, in particular, from feeling protected.
The National Center for State Courts has developed an online questionnaire to help reexamine building space and provide guidance on courthouse space planning, alongside a contest to help promote the best redesign of space, the group said in a news release Wednesday.
Business litigation firm Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP has strengthened its Texas offices with the addition of two partners who boast extensive experience in the insurance sector.
More e-discovery companies are building artificial intelligence tools to detect negative and positive sentiments as well as certain emotions in documents, which can help attorneys more quickly identify key communications when investigating potential wrongdoing.
Jones Day announced that it has appointed new leadership to the firm's corporate practice.
A man being sued by Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP told a federal court Tuesday that its bid to revoke his Pacer access was a "profound embarrassment to anyone who calls themself a lawyer" and was indicative that the firm's attorneys "do not know what they are doing."
Reed Smith LLP's longtime managing partner is leaving the firm to become the top lawyer for Kids In Need of Defense, a nonprofit that represents children who are unaccompanied migrants or separated from their families, the firm announced Tuesday.
A Texas state legislator who is also the attorney for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a paternity lawsuit won a stay of the proceedings while a Lone Star State appeals court considers whether he should have time to meet his state Senate obligations this spring.
Winstead PC is growing its real estate team with a Wick Phillips PC real estate development expert as a shareholder in its Fort Worth, Texas, office.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, DLA Piper and Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC recently took part in a three-day legal academy for students at the Southern University Law Center, partnering with pharmaceutical company AbbVie as it considers launching a series of similar workshops.
Eversheds Sutherland has elected a New York partner to its executive team, promoted one attorney to partner and elevated 19 others to counsel, the firm said Monday.
After announcing a merger last week, the heads of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and financial services, government enforcement and litigation firm Buckley LLP spoke with Law360 Pulse about how the merger came to be, the benefits that clients can expect, and what they are looking forward to in 2023.
Layoffs have continued to spread in the legal technology sector, with two of the largest and most well-known software players recently downsizing their workforces.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a Texas attorney's fight to escape a conspiracy conviction connected to a client's $1.1 million in unpaid taxes despite his claims that the federal jury didn't receive instructions on how the Internal Revenue Service goes about collections, according to a denial issued Monday.
A pain clinic in Dallas is suing a group of personal injury attorneys who it says owe it hundreds of thousands of dollars the attorneys won in judgments or settlements representing uninsured injury victims who deferred payment for medical care they received.
Legal staffing and legal services provider Axiom launched an Arizona-based law firm called Axiom Advice & Counsel, or AA&C, on Monday, months after securing an alternative business structure license from the state.
A Houston-based litigation funding company is taking one of its former customers to court on the grounds the law firm failed to pay back roughly $2 million it borrowed nearly a decade ago.
Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.
To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.
Marjorie Peerce and Peter Jaslow at Ballard Spahr discuss the challenges of building a new law firm practice group from the ground up, and how sustained commitment, communication and collaboration are the key ingredients for success.
Michael Cohen at Duane Morris discusses the best ways to articulate how an associate is not meeting expectations, and why documentation of performance management is crucial for their growth and protecting the firm from discrimination suits.
Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.
The legal profession faces challenges that urgently demand new solutions, and lawyers and firms can address this by leaning on other industries that have more experience practicing, teaching and incorporating innovation into their core business and service models, says Jennifer Leonard at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Americans with Disabilities Act and rules of professional conduct may help the legal profession promote lawyer well-being by focusing on mental conditions' actual impact, rather than on associated stereotypes, says Alex Long at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Christine Wong at MoFo discusses how newly elected partners can prioritize business development by creating a strategic plan with the firm's marketing team and strengthening relationships with professional and personal networks.
Hidden in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions from the last term are each justice’s talents for crafting choice turns of phrase, highlighting best practices for attorneys to jump-start their own writing, says Ross Guberman at BriefCatch.
As law firms embrace Web3 technologies by accepting cryptocurrency as payment for legal fees, investing in metaverse departments and more, lawyers should remember their ethical duties to warn clients of the benefits and risks of technology in a murky regulatory environment, says Heidi Frostestad Kuehl at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
New York's recently announced requirement that lawyers complete cybersecurity training as part of their continuing legal education is a reminder that securing client information is more complicated in an increasingly digital world, and that expectations around attorneys' technology competence are changing, says Jason Schwent at Clark Hill.
OpinionLaw Firms Stressing Work-Life Balance Are Missing The Mark
Law firms struggling to attract and retain lawyers are institutionalizing work-life balance through hybrid work models, but such balance is elusive in a client services and tech-dependent world, underscoring the need for firms to instead aim for attorney empowerment and true balance within — not outside — the workplace, says Joe Pack at Pack Law.
Summer associates are expected to establish a favorable reputation and develop genuine relationships in a few short weeks, but several time management, attitude and communication principles can help them make the most of their time and secure an offer for a full-time position, says Joseph Marciano, who was a 2022 summer associate at Reed Smith.
To avoid physical and emotional exhaustion, attorneys must respect their own and their colleagues' personal and professional boundaries, but law firms must also play a role in discouraging burnout culture — especially if they are struggling with attorney retention, say attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler.
Gibson Dunn's Debra Yang shares the bumps in her journey to becoming the first female Asian American U.S. attorney, a state judge and a senior partner in BigLaw, and how other women can face their self-doubts and blaze their own trails to success amid systemic obstacles.