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Above the Law
1 day ago
Law

The 100 Largest Law Firms In New York (2023)

Size matters in Biglaw, evident from the increase in headcounts at the top 100 New York law firms in 2023. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

No Longer A Rarity: More Partners Leave Cravath, Heading To Rival New York Firms

Cravath, long considered the ideal law firm in Biglaw circles, is experiencing changes that include the introduction of a salary partner tier and the hiring of lateral partners.
Cravath has recently lost partners to rival firms who are willing to pay a premium to poach top talent. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

The Most Searched For Biglaw Firms (2023)

Cravath was the most searched Biglaw firm in 2023 due to the new salary scale.
BTI Consulting Group categorizes other firms as "strongly searched" and "searched well above others." [ more ]
Above the Law
1 day ago
Law

The 100 Largest Law Firms In New York (2023)

Size matters in Biglaw, evident from the increase in headcounts at the top 100 New York law firms in 2023. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

No Longer A Rarity: More Partners Leave Cravath, Heading To Rival New York Firms

Cravath, long considered the ideal law firm in Biglaw circles, is experiencing changes that include the introduction of a salary partner tier and the hiring of lateral partners.
Cravath has recently lost partners to rival firms who are willing to pay a premium to poach top talent. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

The Most Searched For Biglaw Firms (2023)

Cravath was the most searched Biglaw firm in 2023 due to the new salary scale.
BTI Consulting Group categorizes other firms as "strongly searched" and "searched well above others." [ more ]
morebiglaw
#legal-technology
Above the Law
1 day ago
Law

Morning Docket: 07.23.24

Law firms maintain traditional partner and counsel titles. [ more ]
LawSites
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Launching Today: A Gen AI, No-Code Virtual Assistant Builder for Law Firm KM and Innovation Teams

KLapper is a DIY legal virtual assistant builder for law firms, powered by generative AI and designed for knowledge management and innovation teams. [ more ]
Community
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Biggest Law Firms Making Major Investments in Generative AI

Large law firms are increasingly investing in Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) technologies.
A potential gap is emerging between the largest law firms (Am Law 200) and their peers in terms of investing in Gen AI tools. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 day ago
Law

Morning Docket: 07.23.24

Law firms maintain traditional partner and counsel titles. [ more ]
LawSites
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Launching Today: A Gen AI, No-Code Virtual Assistant Builder for Law Firm KM and Innovation Teams

KLapper is a DIY legal virtual assistant builder for law firms, powered by generative AI and designed for knowledge management and innovation teams. [ more ]
Community
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Biggest Law Firms Making Major Investments in Generative AI

Large law firms are increasingly investing in Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) technologies.
A potential gap is emerging between the largest law firms (Am Law 200) and their peers in terms of investing in Gen AI tools. [ more ]
morelegal-technology
Above the Law
1 week ago
Law

Vault Rankings: Top Midsize Law Firms By Regional Prestige (2025)

Vault released 2025 regional rankings for midsize law firms based on reputation and prestige as rated by associates. [ more ]
#equity-partners
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Not All Equity Partners Are Paid The Same

Equity partner pay spread in the Am Law 100 is increasing to attract and retain top partners. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

This Biglaw Firm Is Larded Up On Non-Equity Partners

A Biglaw firm in the top 100 has 89.2% non-equity partners, the highest percentage in the ranking. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Not All Equity Partners Are Paid The Same

Equity partner pay spread in the Am Law 100 is increasing to attract and retain top partners. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

This Biglaw Firm Is Larded Up On Non-Equity Partners

A Biglaw firm in the top 100 has 89.2% non-equity partners, the highest percentage in the ranking. [ more ]
moreequity-partners
#cybersecurity
Above the Law
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

Biglaw Firms Fall Prey To Cyberattacks, With Data Breaches On The Rise

2024 projected to be a record year for data breaches in law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Information security

'Legal Tech Lists': 7 Ways Law Firms Invite A Breach

Law firms need to adopt multifactor authentication and have multiple backups to prevent cyber breaches. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Today At ILTA EVOLVE: AI Icebreakers, Cybersecurity Challenges, Live Entertainment

Exciting educational sessions and networking opportunities at ILTA EVOLVE event in Charlotte, focusing on cybersecurity, generative AI, and top security actions for law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

How Does Your Firm Stack Up On Cybersecurity?

Law firms must prioritize cybersecurity to protect client information and meet professional responsibilities.
Some firms are lagging behind in cybersecurity, potentially driving clients away. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Great Law Firm Cybersecurity Without Breaking The Bank

Law firms need to prioritize cybersecurity to protect client data.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a highly effective and low-cost solution for enhancing cybersecurity. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

Biglaw Firms Fall Prey To Cyberattacks, With Data Breaches On The Rise

2024 projected to be a record year for data breaches in law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Information security

'Legal Tech Lists': 7 Ways Law Firms Invite A Breach

Law firms need to adopt multifactor authentication and have multiple backups to prevent cyber breaches. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Today At ILTA EVOLVE: AI Icebreakers, Cybersecurity Challenges, Live Entertainment

Exciting educational sessions and networking opportunities at ILTA EVOLVE event in Charlotte, focusing on cybersecurity, generative AI, and top security actions for law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

How Does Your Firm Stack Up On Cybersecurity?

Law firms must prioritize cybersecurity to protect client information and meet professional responsibilities.
Some firms are lagging behind in cybersecurity, potentially driving clients away. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Great Law Firm Cybersecurity Without Breaking The Bank

Law firms need to prioritize cybersecurity to protect client data.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a highly effective and low-cost solution for enhancing cybersecurity. [ more ]
morecybersecurity
#seo
Above the Law
2 months ago
Web design

Revitalizing Law Firm Web Traffic

Maintaining organic web traffic is crucial for law firms' online success. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Privacy technologies

Advertisement Advisement: A Google Ads Primer For Law Firms

Google Ads are a primary method for law firms in paid advertising.
Law firms often waste money on Google Ads. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Growth hacking

Why SEO Matters For Law Firms

SEO is essential for law firms to improve online visibility and attract potential clients.
Using localized keywords can give law firms an advantage by reducing competition and targeting local clients. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Web design

Revitalizing Law Firm Web Traffic

Maintaining organic web traffic is crucial for law firms' online success. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Privacy technologies

Advertisement Advisement: A Google Ads Primer For Law Firms

Google Ads are a primary method for law firms in paid advertising.
Law firms often waste money on Google Ads. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Growth hacking

Why SEO Matters For Law Firms

SEO is essential for law firms to improve online visibility and attract potential clients.
Using localized keywords can give law firms an advantage by reducing competition and targeting local clients. [ more ]
moreseo
#partner-retention
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Leader Of Elite Biglaw Firm Shares The Secret For Keeping Partners From Lateraling To Competitors

Cultural glue can keep partners at a firm despite profit discrepancies. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firms Now Offering Rainmaker Partners Forgivable Loans To Prevent Them From Leaving

Forgivable loans are used as partner retention tools in law firms.
Firms like Kirkland & Ellis and DLA Piper have used forgivable loans to prevent partner exits. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Leader Of Elite Biglaw Firm Shares The Secret For Keeping Partners From Lateraling To Competitors

Cultural glue can keep partners at a firm despite profit discrepancies. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firms Now Offering Rainmaker Partners Forgivable Loans To Prevent Them From Leaving

Forgivable loans are used as partner retention tools in law firms.
Firms like Kirkland & Ellis and DLA Piper have used forgivable loans to prevent partner exits. [ more ]
morepartner-retention
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

The Biglaw & Boutique Firms That Are The 'Best Of The Best' When It Comes To Cost Control (2024)

Trust in outside counsel's approach and communication leads to effective cost control, per BTI Consulting Group. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 05.10.24

Firms prioritize price-insensitive work, antitrust sees surge with Sherman Act enforcement, Columbia boycott debated, ABA open to bar exam alternatives. [ more ]
#data-management
Above the Law
2 months ago
Data science

How To Fix Your Law Firm Data Management Issues - Permanently

Law firms struggle with data management leading to misaligned data.
Good data practices essential in law firms for accurate information.
Utilizing technology and data stewards crucial for successful data management in law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Data science

How To Fix Your Law Firm Data Management Issues - Permanently

Law firms struggle with data management leading to poor quality data.
Using data stewards and technology can improve data management in law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Data science

How To Fix Your Law Firm Data Management Issues - Permanently

Law firms struggle with data management leading to misaligned data.
Good data practices essential in law firms for accurate information.
Utilizing technology and data stewards crucial for successful data management in law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Data science

How To Fix Your Law Firm Data Management Issues - Permanently

Law firms struggle with data management leading to poor quality data.
Using data stewards and technology can improve data management in law firms. [ more ]
moredata-management
Above the Law
2 months ago
Information security

Cloud Security Advice For Law Firms

Law firms are adopting a cloud-first mentality, but often overlook the importance of securing their cloud environment, leaving room for vulnerabilities. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Biglaw Demand Still Flagging, But We Can Charge Clients Higher Rates So Let The Good Times Roll

Law firms are experiencing positive economic conditions as reflected in the Q1 2024 Thomson Reuters Law Firm Financial Index. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Lawyers Should Show Their Support For Clients

Lawyers can strengthen client relationships by outwardly showing support for their clients through buying their products, attending events, and showing personal interest. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

I Woudn't Want To Be Associated With Trump Either - See Also

Jurors feel intimidated in Trump trial, Oregon struggles with homeless ban validity, law firms target 1Ls, apologies may not revoke racism, ByteDance readies for legal battle [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Why Do So Few Law Firms Still Have An 8-Year Partnership Track?

Partnership tracks in law firms have evolved away from the traditional eight-year model due to ownership concerns and changes in employment benefits. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The Business Case For AI At Your Law Firm

Understanding benefits and challenges of AI tools is key to building a business case for AI adoption in law firms. [ more ]
#attorneys
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Shunned Office Attendance Mandates... Now 'Expecting' Two Days A Week

Katten initially promoted flexibility but now requires attorneys to work in the office at least two days a week. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Donald Trump Super PAC Spent Almost $2M On Biglaw Firms In First Half Of 2023

Firms get paid when Trump pays attorneys from his Super PAC
FEC reports reveal the firms that billed Trump over the first half of last year [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Shunned Office Attendance Mandates... Now 'Expecting' Two Days A Week

Katten initially promoted flexibility but now requires attorneys to work in the office at least two days a week. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Donald Trump Super PAC Spent Almost $2M On Biglaw Firms In First Half Of 2023

Firms get paid when Trump pays attorneys from his Super PAC
FEC reports reveal the firms that billed Trump over the first half of last year [ more ]
moreattorneys
#client-service
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

The Client Service A-Team: Ranking The Biglaw Superheroes Of Client Service (2024)

Top firms excelling in client service identified by BTI Consulting Group.
The firms in the top 30 ranking performed significantly better in client service compared to typical law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Referring Work To Lawyers At Your Law Firm Might Be Difficult

Lawyers at larger firms may not always effectively utilize resources for client service.
Assistance between lawyers in the same firm can be hindered by lack of incentive. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

The Client Service A-Team: Ranking The Biglaw Superheroes Of Client Service (2024)

Top firms excelling in client service identified by BTI Consulting Group.
The firms in the top 30 ranking performed significantly better in client service compared to typical law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Referring Work To Lawyers At Your Law Firm Might Be Difficult

Lawyers at larger firms may not always effectively utilize resources for client service.
Assistance between lawyers in the same firm can be hindered by lack of incentive. [ more ]
moreclient-service
#remote-work
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Is The Future Of Law Distributed? Lessons From The Tech Adoption Curve

Law firms prioritize long-term office space despite lawyer preference for remote work.
Increasing attorney billable rates despite evidence of a significant percentage preferring remote work.
Distributed law firms gaining momentum to cater to evolving needs of lawyers. [ more ]
ABA Journal
3 months ago
Law

For second year in a row, law firms pull back on lateral hiring of lawyers

Law firms are reducing lateral hiring of lawyers for the second consecutive year.
The median number of lawyers hired in 2023 was 4.0, the lowest since 2010. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
New York City

Corner Offices Are Out; Collaboration Is In. Say Hello to the New Law Firm.

Law firms are downsizing their office spaces due to the increase in remote work, transitioning to more efficient layouts and reducing square footage per lawyer. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Biglaw Associates Are Tired Of The 'New Normal' And Want More Remote Work

Associates want the freedom and flexibility of working remotely without corporate protocols and procedures.
The lack of remote work opportunities is seen as a negative culture shift at law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Law Firm Installs Giant Slide In Its Office To Offer Lawyers Some Fun

Law firms in the U.S. are struggling to get attorneys back to the office after remote work.
Gallagher McCartney Barry, an Irish firm, has installed a slide in its office to make work more fun. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Is The Future Of Law Distributed? Lessons From The Tech Adoption Curve

Law firms prioritize long-term office space despite lawyer preference for remote work.
Increasing attorney billable rates despite evidence of a significant percentage preferring remote work.
Distributed law firms gaining momentum to cater to evolving needs of lawyers. [ more ]
ABA Journal
3 months ago
Law

For second year in a row, law firms pull back on lateral hiring of lawyers

Law firms are reducing lateral hiring of lawyers for the second consecutive year.
The median number of lawyers hired in 2023 was 4.0, the lowest since 2010. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
New York City

Corner Offices Are Out; Collaboration Is In. Say Hello to the New Law Firm.

Law firms are downsizing their office spaces due to the increase in remote work, transitioning to more efficient layouts and reducing square footage per lawyer. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Biglaw Associates Are Tired Of The 'New Normal' And Want More Remote Work

Associates want the freedom and flexibility of working remotely without corporate protocols and procedures.
The lack of remote work opportunities is seen as a negative culture shift at law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Law Firm Installs Giant Slide In Its Office To Offer Lawyers Some Fun

Law firms in the U.S. are struggling to get attorneys back to the office after remote work.
Gallagher McCartney Barry, an Irish firm, has installed a slide in its office to make work more fun. [ more ]
moreremote-work
#survey
Above the Law
3 months ago
Business intelligence

Frankensystem Or Optimized Solution? We Want To Benchmark Your BI

Law firms vary in tracking BI metrics.
Survey seeks insights on law firms' BI practices. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

In-House Counsel: Tell Us About Your Outside Law Firms

Annual compilation of top law firms in the country is underway.
In-house attorneys are invited to participate in a survey to share their experiences with law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Business intelligence

Frankensystem Or Optimized Solution? We Want To Benchmark Your BI

Law firms vary in tracking BI metrics.
Survey seeks insights on law firms' BI practices. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

In-House Counsel: Tell Us About Your Outside Law Firms

Annual compilation of top law firms in the country is underway.
In-house attorneys are invited to participate in a survey to share their experiences with law firms. [ more ]
moresurvey
#legal-profession
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.09.24

Attorney and wife tragically killed in a deposition murder-suicide.
Elite NYC law firms continue to outperform the market consistently. [ more ]
Community
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Are Reports of the Billable Hour's Death AI Generated?

Gen AI may lead to the end of the billable hour in the legal profession.
Legal AI tools like Gen AI are transforming law firms by creating workflow efficiencies. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.09.24

Attorney and wife tragically killed in a deposition murder-suicide.
Elite NYC law firms continue to outperform the market consistently. [ more ]
Community
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Are Reports of the Billable Hour's Death AI Generated?

Gen AI may lead to the end of the billable hour in the legal profession.
Legal AI tools like Gen AI are transforming law firms by creating workflow efficiencies. [ more ]
morelegal-profession
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Finance Docket: Big Deals Are Big These Days

Mergers and acquisitions valued at $10 billion or more have more than doubled in the first quarter of the year.
There is a surge in dealmaking activities globally with significant transactions across different sectors, indicating a strong M&A market trend. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Unlike Most Biglaw Firms, This Top Contender Has Steadily Increased Associate Hiring

Paul Weiss has strategically grown its associate hiring over the past three years.
The firm has maintained a steady increase in lateral associates added annually, contrasting with other firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Business Development Can Be More Important Than Legal Skill To Career Advancement

Legal skill is essential, but generating work is crucial for career advancement in the legal profession.
Business development becomes increasingly important for associates as they progress towards partnership. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.03.24

George W. Bush's comments on Trump's attacks affected jury pools perception.
Government introducing new rules for minimum freight train crew size post rail accidents. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Biglaw Merger Activity Very Likely To Soar To New Heights In 2024

Law firms are engaging in more mergers in 2024 than in previous years.
Firms with 400-800 lawyers are particularly interested in acquiring smaller firms for growth. [ more ]
#financial-performance
ABA Journal
3 months ago
Law

This BigLaw firm surpasses $7B in revenue, but that's not metric being watched by many firms

BigLaw firm Kirkland & Ellis surpasses $7B in revenue for 2023.
Firms focus on metrics like revenues per lawyer and partner rather than just total revenue size. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

That's A Whole Lotta Nonequity Partners

The nonequity tier of partnership at a Biglaw firm saw a 51% increase in 2023.
The firm mentioned had exceptional financial performance in the prior year. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Things Are Looking Up Financially For Biglaw In 2024

Law firms saw positive financial performance in 2023, with increased average revenues and profits per equity partner.
The industry is optimistic about 2024 due to the continued performance of certain practice areas and the anticipated rebound in transactional practices. [ more ]
ABA Journal
3 months ago
Law

This BigLaw firm surpasses $7B in revenue, but that's not metric being watched by many firms

BigLaw firm Kirkland & Ellis surpasses $7B in revenue for 2023.
Firms focus on metrics like revenues per lawyer and partner rather than just total revenue size. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

That's A Whole Lotta Nonequity Partners

The nonequity tier of partnership at a Biglaw firm saw a 51% increase in 2023.
The firm mentioned had exceptional financial performance in the prior year. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Things Are Looking Up Financially For Biglaw In 2024

Law firms saw positive financial performance in 2023, with increased average revenues and profits per equity partner.
The industry is optimistic about 2024 due to the continued performance of certain practice areas and the anticipated rebound in transactional practices. [ more ]
morefinancial-performance
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Freshfields Moves To New Office, Announces New Attendance Policy

Freshfields implements four-day in-office work policy for fee earners starting May 1
Other law firms also adopting similar in-office work policies [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Biglaw DEI Head Frustrated By General Criticism, Storms Off To LinkedIn For Support

Advocacy for diversity is tied to actionable items
Law firms cautious about diversity advocacy due to fear of lawsuits and lack of implementation discussions [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Lawyers Bullish On Returning To The Office

Law firms in the United States leased a significant amount of office space in 2023.
The legal industry experienced a rise in commercial real estate space from the previous year. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Got A Lateral War Story? Tell Us About It!

Lawyers moving between firms can have significant impacts
Research at the University of Cincinnati is focused on mass movements of lawyers [ more ]
#legal-industry
Community
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The Disconnect Between Law Firms and Clients on Use of Gen AI

Gen AI impact on legal industry
Expectations of law firm leaders vs. corporate legal executives [ more ]
LawSites
6 months ago
Law

On LawNext: An Inside Look At Driving Innovation within A Major Law Firm and A Major Legal Department

Rachel Dooley and Ilona Logvinova share their insights on driving innovation within a law firm or legal department.
The episode features a recorded conversation with them about innovation in legal. [ more ]
Community
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The Disconnect Between Law Firms and Clients on Use of Gen AI

Gen AI impact on legal industry
Expectations of law firm leaders vs. corporate legal executives [ more ]
LawSites
6 months ago
Law

On LawNext: An Inside Look At Driving Innovation within A Major Law Firm and A Major Legal Department

Rachel Dooley and Ilona Logvinova share their insights on driving innovation within a law firm or legal department.
The episode features a recorded conversation with them about innovation in legal. [ more ]
morelegal-industry
#paul-weiss
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Paul Weiss Creates Non-Equity Partnership Tier To Remain 'Competitive' In The Market

Big-name law firms embracing two-tier partnership model.
Paul Weiss shifts to a non-equity partner tier to adapt to market competitiveness. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Paul Weiss Goes Dark On Compensation

Paul Weiss is adopting a "black box" system for partner compensation to reduce tensions and attract top lateral partners.
The firm is also planning to increase the bonus pool for partners to accommodate spikes in profitability. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Paul Weiss Creates Non-Equity Partnership Tier To Remain 'Competitive' In The Market

Big-name law firms embracing two-tier partnership model.
Paul Weiss shifts to a non-equity partner tier to adapt to market competitiveness. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Paul Weiss Goes Dark On Compensation

Paul Weiss is adopting a "black box" system for partner compensation to reduce tensions and attract top lateral partners.
The firm is also planning to increase the bonus pool for partners to accommodate spikes in profitability. [ more ]
morepaul-weiss
#recruitment
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Biglaw's Summer Associate Recruitment Cycle Is The Worst Since The Great Recession

Summer associate program recruitment is experiencing a slump in Biglaw firms.
Offer rates for summer programs decreased, with lower acceptance rates but historically high offer rates for second-year students. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Marketing

Law Firms Post Competing Cringey TikToks

Law firms distinguish themselves with unique offerings like TikTok presence
TikTok used for recruitment and creating 'lawkward' genre [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Biglaw's Summer Associate Recruitment Cycle Is The Worst Since The Great Recession

Summer associate program recruitment is experiencing a slump in Biglaw firms.
Offer rates for summer programs decreased, with lower acceptance rates but historically high offer rates for second-year students. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Marketing

Law Firms Post Competing Cringey TikToks

Law firms distinguish themselves with unique offerings like TikTok presence
TikTok used for recruitment and creating 'lawkward' genre [ more ]
morerecruitment
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Profit Powerhouse: Elevating Law Firm Financial Performance

Avoid common accounting pitfalls in small law firms
Get actionable tips to boost your law firm's bottom line [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Breaking Open The Black Box Of Partner Compensation

Law firms transitioning to non-equity partnership tiers to retain senior associates.
Equity partner compensation on the rise amid growth in non-equity partner positions. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Women in technology

Dechert's Global Finance And Real Estate Co-Chair Explains How Biglaw Firms Can Get More Women Into Partnership And Leadership Roles

Women in the legal profession have achieved significant milestones over the years.
Efforts are needed to increase the representation of women in law firm partnership and leadership roles. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Back To Basics: 6 Tech Tips Every Small Firm Needs To Hear

Focusing on finances is crucial for law firms
Choosing the right technology for financial reporting is key [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firms Continue To Close Down Their Offices In China

Perkins Coie is the fourth Biglaw firm to close its office in China in eight months.
The firm remains committed to its China practice and clients despite the closure of its Shanghai office. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Return To Office Policies Attempt To Catch Bees With Vinegar

Firm implements strict office attendance policy
Concerns about professionalism and incentives in law firms
Controversy surrounding judges and academia [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 02.27.24

Law firms are moving towards collaborative spaces over personal offices.
Legal news includes issues like pregnant women restrictions, FBI investigation, bump stocks, antitrust matters, and judge anonymity. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 02.26.24

Law firms are financially strong overall, highlighting the contrast with those laying off staff.
IPO market heavily relied on cornerstone investors in the past year. [ more ]
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

What's the current state of remote and hybrid work in law firms?

Hybrid work solutions are critical for law firms.
Importance of purpose-built technology for effective collaboration. [ more ]
#diversity
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Names Its First-Ever Black Managing Partner

The industry needs to address advancing African Americans into leadership positions for greater equity and inclusion.
Focusing on people and building a culture of equity and inclusion is essential for organizational strength. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider's Managing Partner Shares Her Thoughts On How To Make Your Firm A 'Destination' For Attorney Talent

Creating a welcoming culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion can help law firms retain and recruit attorney talent.
Having women leaders in the firm can provide valuable support and business development opportunities for other women in the industry. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Names Its First-Ever Black Managing Partner

The industry needs to address advancing African Americans into leadership positions for greater equity and inclusion.
Focusing on people and building a culture of equity and inclusion is essential for organizational strength. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider's Managing Partner Shares Her Thoughts On How To Make Your Firm A 'Destination' For Attorney Talent

Creating a welcoming culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion can help law firms retain and recruit attorney talent.
Having women leaders in the firm can provide valuable support and business development opportunities for other women in the industry. [ more ]
morediversity
#technology
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firms On The 'Leading Edge': The Firms Clients Turn To For Change (2024)

BTI Consulting Group has identified the top law firms that are leading the way in advising clients on reshaping their business models in the face of new technologies.
The top firms excel in tasks such as providing new ideas, developing new strategies, being tech-savvy in service delivery, understanding generative AI, and offering creative interpretations of regulations. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Naughty Or Nice? Relive The Holidays With This Small-Business Tech Checklist

Law firms can benefit from implementing technology in their operations.
Non-lawyer service businesses can provide valuable insights on technology for law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firms On The 'Leading Edge': The Firms Clients Turn To For Change (2024)

BTI Consulting Group has identified the top law firms that are leading the way in advising clients on reshaping their business models in the face of new technologies.
The top firms excel in tasks such as providing new ideas, developing new strategies, being tech-savvy in service delivery, understanding generative AI, and offering creative interpretations of regulations. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Naughty Or Nice? Relive The Holidays With This Small-Business Tech Checklist

Law firms can benefit from implementing technology in their operations.
Non-lawyer service businesses can provide valuable insights on technology for law firms. [ more ]
moretechnology
#financial-success
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Some Of You Get Money, The Rest Get Lost - See Also

Biglaw Firm's Raise Looks Like A Boot
Florida School Gets Permission To Read A Book By A Minority
This Firm Just Had Their Biggest Year!
Twitter Fingers Make For Bad Lawyering
Short Drive Saves Lawyer $450k [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Some Raises Feel Like Shrugs - See Also

Biglaw Firm's Raises Leave Room For Improvement
Mid-Size Firms Making Big-Sized Money [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Some Of You Get Money, The Rest Get Lost - See Also

Biglaw Firm's Raise Looks Like A Boot
Florida School Gets Permission To Read A Book By A Minority
This Firm Just Had Their Biggest Year!
Twitter Fingers Make For Bad Lawyering
Short Drive Saves Lawyer $450k [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Some Raises Feel Like Shrugs - See Also

Biglaw Firm's Raises Leave Room For Improvement
Mid-Size Firms Making Big-Sized Money [ more ]
morefinancial-success
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

It's A Counter-Cyclical World And Law Firms Are All Just Living In It

Law firms are doing well in the current economic landscape
Counter-cyclical demand is driving the success of law firms [ more ]
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

A few partners leave Cravath despite changes that generate more money for superstars

Cravath, Swaine & Moore lost three partners to competitor law firms in January.
The firm's traditional approaches to retaining talent are being tested and its hiring strategy questioned. [ more ]
#work-life-balance
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

This is the No. 1 reason associates stay at their law firms, new study says

Compensation is the top reason associates stay at law firms
Associates value recognition for their work and the toll it takes on their lives [ more ]
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

Should law firms focus more on work-life balance? Survey finds 'wide gaps' in opinions of associates, partners

Lawyers want more emphasis on training and mentoring at law firms
Work-life balance is a top concern for lawyers [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Trump Thinks Facing The Rule Of Law Is Worse Than Receiving Bomb Threats - See Also

Trump's complaints about trial overlook the risk to life
Clifford Chance considering ending lockstep compensation
Work/life balance is discouraged at Davis Polk [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Small Firm Lawyers Can Miss Out On Connections Formed At Larger Shops

Starting your own law firm can lead to a lack of social connections and interactions that were present in a traditional workplace.
Interacting with co-workers during the workday can have a positive impact on the work experience and provide a break from legal tasks. [ more ]
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

This is the No. 1 reason associates stay at their law firms, new study says

Compensation is the top reason associates stay at law firms
Associates value recognition for their work and the toll it takes on their lives [ more ]
ABA Journal
5 months ago
Law

Should law firms focus more on work-life balance? Survey finds 'wide gaps' in opinions of associates, partners

Lawyers want more emphasis on training and mentoring at law firms
Work-life balance is a top concern for lawyers [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Trump Thinks Facing The Rule Of Law Is Worse Than Receiving Bomb Threats - See Also

Trump's complaints about trial overlook the risk to life
Clifford Chance considering ending lockstep compensation
Work/life balance is discouraged at Davis Polk [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Small Firm Lawyers Can Miss Out On Connections Formed At Larger Shops

Starting your own law firm can lead to a lack of social connections and interactions that were present in a traditional workplace.
Interacting with co-workers during the workday can have a positive impact on the work experience and provide a break from legal tasks. [ more ]
morework-life-balance
#software
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Should You Operate Your Law Firm Like A Tech Company?

Law firms can be run like tech companies, using the right software and platforms.
Important tools for law firms include case management programs, intake tools, document assembly, and integrated epayment systems. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Track Meet: If You're Not Tracking Your Time, Then What Are You Doing?

Time tracking is essential for every law firm, even if not for billing clients.
Improvements in time and billing software have made time tracking easier than ever before. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Should You Operate Your Law Firm Like A Tech Company?

Law firms can be run like tech companies, using the right software and platforms.
Important tools for law firms include case management programs, intake tools, document assembly, and integrated epayment systems. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Track Meet: If You're Not Tracking Your Time, Then What Are You Doing?

Time tracking is essential for every law firm, even if not for billing clients.
Improvements in time and billing software have made time tracking easier than ever before. [ more ]
moresoftware
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Kramer Levin's New Bankruptcy & Restructuring Co-Chair Shares Her Thoughts On How Women Lawyers Can Excel In Practice

Women now make up the majority of U.S. law firm associates
Women lawyers are being promoted to leadership positions within their firms [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Morning Docket: 01.29.24

Law firms are using AI in their practices, but the results are mostly mundane.
A shortage of prosecutors is causing problems for defendants. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Even Seth Meyers Thinks Trump's Lawyer Is Dumb - See Also

Not all exposure is good
Launch horrible side portraits
Ambulance driving can get you in trouble
Most searched law firms
Getting a mistrial in Civ Pro [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Government Attorneys: Strategies To Elevate Your Biglaw Prospects

Develop high-level expertise to strengthen Biglaw prospects.
Build relationships with colleagues and potential clients to enhance your candidacy. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
NYC real estate

Big office deals returns - but only in NYC's best new buildings

Law firms led the office leasing action in the fourth quarter of 2023, with blockbuster leases completed.
Location and access to transportation are now top criteria for tenants looking for office space. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

How To Keep Biglaw Partners Happy? Keep Them In The Dark When It Comes To Their Money...

Some Biglaw firms use a black-box compensation system for partners.
Implementing a black-box compensation system may cause fear and paranoia among attorneys. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firms Are Loading Up Their C-Suites With New Talent

The legal industry is seeing a shift towards bringing in business-oriented professionals to drive strategy and financial success at law firms.
The addition of C-suite executives at the beginning of the year is aimed at ensuring a successful year-end and financial close. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Revolutionizing Law Firm Strategies With AI And SEO

AI can enhance SEO strategies for law firms
AI-powered chatbots provide 24/7 support and improve client engagement [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 01.12.24

Elon Musk's drug use is causing insurance issues for his board
Many law firms are implementing hoteling strategies [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

How This Law Firm Converts 4x More Web Traffic Through Digital Transformation

DRS Law partnered with a pre-intake platform to optimize the way leads interact with them digitally.
Many law firms have yet to fully embrace technology that enhances the online client experience and can be a key differentiator for attracting and retaining clients. [ more ]
LawSites
6 months ago
Law

Thomson Reuters' Message to Law Firms: Adapt to Market Changes or Become the Pan Am of Legal

Law firms must innovate or risk facing the fate of Pan Am.
Demand for law firm services has shifted towards litigation, bankruptcy, and labor and employment. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Across Biglaw Firms, The Future Really Is Female

In 2023, more women were employed as associates at U.S. law firms than men, marking the first time women outnumbered men.
The demographics of law firms reflect the changing demographics of law schools, where women have outnumbered men for the past 8 years. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 01.10.24

Rates increase and clients look for more cost-effective firms, but eventually return to using established firms like Cravath.
The FTC is offering cash prizes for solutions to stop voice cloning. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Elite DC Firm Goes Above And Beyond Cravath Pay Scale

Williams & Connolly has announced associate pay raises above the market scale
Readers are encouraged to share salary news from other firms [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Law Firms Should Keep Attorney Reviews Confidential

Most law firms have an annual review process for attorneys to reflect on their work and receive feedback.
Attorneys may feel pressured to only provide positive feedback during the review process to increase their chances of a raise or bonus. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Can Your Firm Afford To Raise Associate Salaries? Probably!

Law firms may be able to afford raising associate salaries
Pay raises for associates may not necessarily result in larger bills for clients [ more ]
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