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Former LeClairRyan general counsel pleads guilty to obstructing probe of financial misconduct

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 13:22
The former general counsel for the defunct law firm LeClairRyan has pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding for trying to thwart an investigation…

Software company CEO discusses challenges, benefits and evolution of sourcing outside counsel

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 10:54
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jim Delkousis, the founder and CEO of Persuit, a software platform that facilitates a competitive process for sourcing outside counsel.


Software to power your personal injury law firm

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 10:18
Each month since April, I’ve been focusing on practice-area-specific law practice management software. This type of software is becoming increasingly prevalent as the overall demand…

Afternoon Briefs: Cravath tops this ranking; 2 court victories for transgender youth

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:40

Cravath tops Vault rankings

Vault has named its most prestigious law firms in America, based on a survey of associates at peer firms. The top…

Law firms see spike in fraudulent unemployment claims

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 12:10
A nationwide increase in fraudulent unemployment claims is reaching law firms, both large and small. spoke with several law firm administrators in Pennsylvania who…

Lawyer tweets that minorities don’t have to feel guilty about BigLaw career, garnering over 1,200 likes

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 11:28
A Hispanic lawyer who works as a public defender apparently struck a nerve when she offered some career advice on Twitter.

“PSA: Law students of color,…

After being denied Title IV funds, Florida Coastal sues Education Department

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 17:57
Florida Coastal School of Law, which lost its federal financial aid in April, and by June had an approved teach-out plan with the…

Afternoon Briefs: $26B opioid settlement proposed; lawyer resigns after he’s accused of nude cleaning proposal

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 17:25

Proposed $26B opioid settlement announced

A group of state attorneys general have announced a proposed $26 billion settlement between states and four companies that make…

After a soft recruiting season for 2021 summer associates, new cycle appears ‘off to a rollicking start’

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:34
Fifty-six percent of law firms reported making fewer offers for summer 2021 programs compared with summer 2020, according to data released Wednesday by the National…

Lawyer gets reprimand for responding to negative online review with embarrassing client information

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:35
A lawyer who revealed a client’s criminal record and name when countering a negative online review violated an ethics rule that bans revelation of information…

How one bankruptcy software company had a banner year despite filings hitting a low

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:04
When COVID-19 began hitting the United States hard in spring 2020, Janine Sickmeyer was among those in the bankruptcy world who thought that there would…

Afternoon Briefs: Husch Blackwell merges with boutique firm; man sentenced for threat to Flynn judge

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 16:39

Husch Blackwell will merge with boutique firm

Husch Blackwell has announced a merger with a health law boutique that represents hospitals and health care systems…

Federal judge refuses to block Indiana University’s vaccine mandate; incoming 1L is among the plaintiffs

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:55
A federal judge in South Bend, Indiana, has refused to block Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for faculty and students in an opinion that said…

Afternoon Briefs: Webinar considers legal profession’s caregiving bias; animal rights lawyer pleads guilty

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 17:26

Webinar will consider caregiving bias in legal profession

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession will examine how the legal profession can ensure the…

Federal prosecutors ‘deliberately misled’ court, judge says; alleged fraudsters get new trial

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 15:05
A federal judge in Miami has ordered a new trial for three men found guilty in a fraudulent sweepstakes scheme after concluding that federal prosecutors…

Law firms ‘cannot long endure a remote work model,’ says Morgan Stanley chief legal officer

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:00
Morgan Stanley’s chief legal officer, Eric Grossman, has reportedly warned the investment bank's outside law firms that their lawyers should return to the office to…

Lawyer who lobbed F-word at judge is sentenced to jail time

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 11:57
A St. Louis County lawyer has been sentenced to a week in jail for directing the F-word toward a judge during a hearing in a…

2nd Circuit says private student loans can be discharged in bankruptcy

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 16:20
Privately issued student loans may be discharged in bankruptcy, a federal appeals court has ruled.

In its decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the…

New data shows lateral associate hiring happening across the board

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 12:35
Lateral hiring for associates increased in nearly all practice groups in the first quarter of 2021, with data privacy, entertainment and media and insurance practices…

ABA submits response to Florida Supreme Court’s ban on ‘quotas’ in CLE panels

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 18:00
The ABA on Thursday filed comments in response to the Florida Supreme Court’s recent decision to prohibit the approval of continuing legal education for any…