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Weekly Briefs: Trump business misrepresented assets, New York AG says; judge apologizes for weed scolding

Fri, 01/21/2022 - 15:23

Trump testimony sought in business probe

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion to compel the testimony of former President Donald Trump,…

Milbank smashes the associate pay scale with yet another raise

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 12:33
Milbank announced Thursday that it is raising associate pay by $10,000 to $20,000, depending on class year, a move that cracks the scale set just…

Lawyers should aim to develop greater optimism, says keynote speaker at Institute for Well-Being in Law virtual conference

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:24
When handling legal matters, lawyers often have to envision the worst possible outcomes for their clients and work to protect against them.

But Martin Seligman, a…

Penn Law dean will seek university sanctions against law prof for her ‘derogatory public statements’

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:57
The dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School plans to seek university sanctions against a tenured law professor now under fire for remarks…

Cooley is praised for refusing to fire associate disliked by Elon Musk because of past SEC work

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 11:29
Cooley has reportedly refused to fire an associate at the behest of its client Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and it is apparently…

Ropes & Gray is accused of ‘unrelenting’ workload that caused UK barrister’s meltdown at work

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:30
A London barrister has sued Ropes & Gray for an alleged “unrelenting” workload that left her unable to continue with her career.

The barrister, Joanna…

MyCase CEO reflects on first year in role and discusses future of remote work, saying it’s ‘here to stay’

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:41
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jim McGinnis, the CEO of MyCase, a practice management software company.

Ari Kaplan: Tell us about your background and your role…

How this contracts platform uses AI to help users manage and analyze key documents

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:37
Evisort co-founder Jake Sussman says when the company began developing its contract management and analysis platform, its goal was to use artificial intelligence as a…

Federal judges who hired law clerk accused of racist statements won’t face misconduct complaints

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 17:19
Two federal judges—including the chief judge of a federal appeals court—won’t face misconduct complaints for hiring a law clerk accused of making racist statements.

The judicial…

Lawyer with over $543K in student debt gets reprimand vacated after telling court of financial hardship

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:56
A federal appeals court has vacated its reprimand of a lawyer who skipped oral arguments in a late-settled case, citing information provided in her request…

Judge disparaged lawyer, apparently unaware of livestream: ‘Can you imagine waking up next to her every day?’

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:24
A high-profile criminal defense lawyer plans to file an ethics complaint against a Chicago judge who disparaged her last week during a livestreamed video.

Judge William…

Antitrust in the Biden administration: 3 key steps to take to prep for the rise in investigations

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 10:20
From technology behemoths buying up dynamic startups to market-leading utility companies joining forces, there is a clear trend of market consolidation in the U.S. In…

Weekly Briefs: Judge charged with tax fraud; man who got pig heart had criminal past

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:29

Judge allegedly failed to report marriage-fee income

New Orleans Second City Court Judge Ernestine “Teena” Anderson-Trahan has been charged with filing false tax returns. The…

Nonlawyer-owned alternative legal services provider receives Arizona’s approval to integrate with a law firm

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 12:25
Elevate, a nonlawyer-owned alternative legal services provider, has been approved to operate in Arizona in tandem with an integrated law firm, the company announced…

Disbarment recommended for Tom Girardi, lawyer whose law firm was portrayed in ‘Erin Brockovich’ movie

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 10:21
A California bar court judge has recommended the disbarment of lawyer Tom Girardi, whose estranged wife is Erika Girardi of The Real Housewives of Beverly…

Lawyer on university faculty is charged with insider trading

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:18
A Chicago lawyer who was a faculty member at the Loyola University Chicago was indicted Monday for allegedly making a $110,000 profit by trading on…

Lawyer tried to get TV station to cover his personal movie in exchange for interview, report alleges

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 16:20
An Alabama lawyer has withdrawn from a Huntsville, Alabama, murder case after a local TV station alleged that he offered an interview about the case…

In US News’ 100 Best Jobs of 2022 list, how does being a lawyer stack up?

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 14:08
Being a lawyer is a better job than being a speech-language pathologist but not quite as good as being a statistician.

That’s the conclusion of U.S.…

Why lawyers should consider change—for better or worse

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:55
For a change, let’s talk about change. I would like to start with one of my favorite statesmen, Sir Winston Churchill, who said, “To improve…

The 2021 class of summer associates was ‘most diverse ever measured in every way,’ new NALP report says

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:38
The percentage of summer associates of color in major U.S. law firms increased by nearly 5 percentage points in 2021, increasing to 41.34%, according to…