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Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Sam Alito's In Distress Of His Own Making

Sam Alito's flag controversy continued after January 6, coupled with Biglaw partners' high compensations and a law school's cheating scandal. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Major Biglaw Firm Slashes Parental Leave

DLA Piper reduces parental leave by six weeks, going against the trend of expanding Biglaw parental leave policies.
This decision negatively impacts adoptive parents, foster parents, fathers, and birthing parents at the firm. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 03.01.24

Lawyer fired over kittens complaint
Emphasis on natural light in law firms
Rise of regional markets in Biglaw [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

What Can Biglaw Expect Its Financial Situation To Look Like In 2024?

Economic path for Biglaw in 2024 may stabilize at a middle ground. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 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
5 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 month ago
Law

Sam Alito's In Distress Of His Own Making

Sam Alito's flag controversy continued after January 6, coupled with Biglaw partners' high compensations and a law school's cheating scandal. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Major Biglaw Firm Slashes Parental Leave

DLA Piper reduces parental leave by six weeks, going against the trend of expanding Biglaw parental leave policies.
This decision negatively impacts adoptive parents, foster parents, fathers, and birthing parents at the firm. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 03.01.24

Lawyer fired over kittens complaint
Emphasis on natural light in law firms
Rise of regional markets in Biglaw [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

What Can Biglaw Expect Its Financial Situation To Look Like In 2024?

Economic path for Biglaw in 2024 may stabilize at a middle ground. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 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
5 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
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Law

Alleged sexual misconduct by lawyers isn't uncommon. But facing punishment is tricky

Legal tech consultant's personal experience tied to the vast legal industry highlights the need for safety awareness in professional settings. [ more ]
#biglaw-firms
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Massive Partner Paydays Are The New Hotness In Biglaw

Biglaw firms pay top partners $20 million annually, leading to separation of industry leaders. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

The Biggest Of All Biglaw Firms In The United States (2024)

America's largest law firms continued growing in size despite a slowdown in lateral recruitment in 2023. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Sorry, Trump, But That's Not How The First Amendment Works - See Also

Attacking a judge's family isn't protected speech
Biglaw firms expanding into new markets [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Welcome To The 'Kirklandization' Of Biglaw, Partners!

Kirklandization of the legal industry involves expanding nonequity tiers in law firms.
Kirkland & Ellis has led this trend, with over half of its partners in the nonequity tier. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 03.25.24

Realization rates are decreasing in Biglaw firms.
Illinois judges remove diversity policies due to hurt feelings of conservative white males. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
Law

Top 50 Biglaw Firm Recruits Team Of Lawyers Away From Competitor To Open Up New Office

Biglaw firms are continuously expanding by opening new offices and recruiting attorneys from competitors to establish a presence in different markets. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Massive Partner Paydays Are The New Hotness In Biglaw

Biglaw firms pay top partners $20 million annually, leading to separation of industry leaders. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

The Biggest Of All Biglaw Firms In The United States (2024)

America's largest law firms continued growing in size despite a slowdown in lateral recruitment in 2023. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Sorry, Trump, But That's Not How The First Amendment Works - See Also

Attacking a judge's family isn't protected speech
Biglaw firms expanding into new markets [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Welcome To The 'Kirklandization' Of Biglaw, Partners!

Kirklandization of the legal industry involves expanding nonequity tiers in law firms.
Kirkland & Ellis has led this trend, with over half of its partners in the nonequity tier. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 03.25.24

Realization rates are decreasing in Biglaw firms.
Illinois judges remove diversity policies due to hurt feelings of conservative white males. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
Law

Top 50 Biglaw Firm Recruits Team Of Lawyers Away From Competitor To Open Up New Office

Biglaw firms are continuously expanding by opening new offices and recruiting attorneys from competitors to establish a presence in different markets. [ more ]
morebiglaw-firms
#discrimination
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Former Biglaw Employee Sues Firm After Being Fired For Refusal To Comply With Vaccine Mandate

Former employee sues Biglaw firm for firing over vaccine refusal, alleging discrimination based on religion, sex, and age. [ more ]
ABA Journal
1 month ago
Law

Law firm and lawyer in 'quiet quit' dispute drop their litigation

Dispute between law firm and lawyer over 'quiet quitting' resolved through private mediation. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Former Biglaw Employee Sues Firm After Being Fired For Refusal To Comply With Vaccine Mandate

Former employee sues Biglaw firm for firing over vaccine refusal, alleging discrimination based on religion, sex, and age. [ more ]
ABA Journal
1 month ago
Law

Law firm and lawyer in 'quiet quit' dispute drop their litigation

Dispute between law firm and lawyer over 'quiet quitting' resolved through private mediation. [ more ]
morediscrimination
Above the Law
2 months ago
London

Top Biglaw Firm To Open Its First Office Across The Pond In London

Biglaw firm Perkins Coie launching first European office in London to cater to startup tech market. [ more ]
#generative-ai
Above the Law
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

How Generative AI Is Transforming Contract Negotiations

Generative AI is revolutionizing the legal industry by streamlining processes and transforming decision-making. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

2024: The Rise Of Secure, Global, Interconnected Generative AI Solutions

Generative AI like ChatGPT gained mainstream popularity for its diverse capabilities.
Legal industry experienced excitement then skepticism towards Gen AI due to ethical concerns. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

How Will You Measure Your AI?

Christensen's book 'How Will You Measure Your Life?' emphasizes the importance of balancing personal relationships and business success.
Generative AI (GenAI) is gaining traction in the legal industry, but managing partners and clients must ensure it delivers value and ROI. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Startup Alley Competition Proves It Continues To Be All About AI

ABA TECHSHOW focuses on small firms and solo practitioners in the legal industry.
Many companies at TECHSHOW are focused on bringing generative AI to the legal space. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

From Hype To Reality: What Businesses Need To Know About Generative AI

Generative AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence that focuses on creating content from scratch.
Large language models like GPT-3 and GPT-4 have been trained on massive amounts of text data and can generate new text based on patterns. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Does AI Signal The End Of The Billable Hour?

Rates will go up
Work will shift to alternate fee arrangements [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

How Generative AI Is Transforming Contract Negotiations

Generative AI is revolutionizing the legal industry by streamlining processes and transforming decision-making. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

2024: The Rise Of Secure, Global, Interconnected Generative AI Solutions

Generative AI like ChatGPT gained mainstream popularity for its diverse capabilities.
Legal industry experienced excitement then skepticism towards Gen AI due to ethical concerns. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

How Will You Measure Your AI?

Christensen's book 'How Will You Measure Your Life?' emphasizes the importance of balancing personal relationships and business success.
Generative AI (GenAI) is gaining traction in the legal industry, but managing partners and clients must ensure it delivers value and ROI. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Startup Alley Competition Proves It Continues To Be All About AI

ABA TECHSHOW focuses on small firms and solo practitioners in the legal industry.
Many companies at TECHSHOW are focused on bringing generative AI to the legal space. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

From Hype To Reality: What Businesses Need To Know About Generative AI

Generative AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence that focuses on creating content from scratch.
Large language models like GPT-3 and GPT-4 have been trained on massive amounts of text data and can generate new text based on patterns. [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Does AI Signal The End Of The Billable Hour?

Rates will go up
Work will shift to alternate fee arrangements [ more ]
moregenerative-ai
#embezzlement
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Ex-Biglaw CFO Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.5 Million From Firm

A former Biglaw CFO pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.5 million and evading taxes, facing a recommended five-year sentence and restitution. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Ex-Biglaw Paralegal Who Embezzled More Than $600K From Firm Gets Prison Time

Ex-Biglaw paralegal sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling over $600,000.
Sutton transferred bankruptcy estate funds to personal accounts to pay bills and set aside cash. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Ex-Biglaw CFO Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.5 Million From Firm

A former Biglaw CFO pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.5 million and evading taxes, facing a recommended five-year sentence and restitution. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Ex-Biglaw Paralegal Who Embezzled More Than $600K From Firm Gets Prison Time

Ex-Biglaw paralegal sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling over $600,000.
Sutton transferred bankruptcy estate funds to personal accounts to pay bills and set aside cash. [ more ]
moreembezzlement
#risk-management
ABA Journal
2 months ago
Law

As judgment preservation insurance gains steam, appellate decision leaves insurers 'on the hook' for millions

Judgment preservation insurance is gaining popularity in the legal industry, providing coverage if a judgment is overturned on appeal. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

What Makes A Good In-House Lawyer Great?

In-house lawyers need to cultivate positive relationships to excel, in addition to technical skills.
Key technical skills for in-house lawyers include legal research, contract drafting, litigation management, risk assessment, problem-solving, and industry-specific knowledge. [ more ]
ABA Journal
2 months ago
Law

As judgment preservation insurance gains steam, appellate decision leaves insurers 'on the hook' for millions

Judgment preservation insurance is gaining popularity in the legal industry, providing coverage if a judgment is overturned on appeal. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

What Makes A Good In-House Lawyer Great?

In-house lawyers need to cultivate positive relationships to excel, in addition to technical skills.
Key technical skills for in-house lawyers include legal research, contract drafting, litigation management, risk assessment, problem-solving, and industry-specific knowledge. [ more ]
morerisk-management
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

That First Night Out Newly Sober

Legal industry undergoing changes with coaching support, modern office improvements, and AI feedback. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firm's Outreach For Attorneys With ADHD

Attorneys with ADHD make up 12.5% compared to 4.4% in the general population, prompting the legal industry to address this issue. [ more ]
LawSites
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Harvey AI To Move Out Of Early Access Phase, Release More Affordable Versions Of Its Custom AI Models

Generative AI legal tech startup Harvey experienced rapid growth in funding and major partnerships with top firms, positioning itself as a frontrunner in the legal AI sector. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
DevOps

Collaborate And Litigate With LexisNexis CaseMap Cloud

Efficient information management in legal cases is crucial for high-quality outcomes, which CaseMap Cloud by LexisNexis facilitates effectively. [ more ]
#work-life-balance
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

More Lawyers Should Take Vacations

Vacations are crucial for work-life balance and should be taken advantage of to recharge and increase productivity. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
Law

Biglaw Partner Gets Real About Mentorship

Explore Jane Arnold's journey, mentoring, diversity in Biglaw, and the legal landscape's future through The Jabot Podcast. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

More Lawyers Should Take Vacations

Vacations are crucial for work-life balance and should be taken advantage of to recharge and increase productivity. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
Law

Biglaw Partner Gets Real About Mentorship

Explore Jane Arnold's journey, mentoring, diversity in Biglaw, and the legal landscape's future through The Jabot Podcast. [ more ]
morework-life-balance
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Two Biglaw Attorneys Have Made Their Way Onto The Trump Hush Money Jury

Having Biglaw attorneys on the Trump hush money jury is rare and unexpected, showcasing changing perspectives on lawyers serving as jurors. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

A Big Week For Not Knowing The Law

Legal industry updates on high-profile cases and policy decisions. [ more ]
#artificial-intelligence
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Artificial Intelligence May Not Disrupt The Legal Profession For A While

Artificial intelligence in the legal industry may not have a significant impact in the short term as initially predicted. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 weeks ago
Law

AI May Not Reduce The Number Of Lawyers Anytime Soon

Artificial intelligence impact on legal industry may reduce job opportunities but industry is adaptive, uncertain of total impact on number of lawyers. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Artificial Intelligence May Not Disrupt The Legal Profession For A While

Artificial intelligence in the legal industry may not have a significant impact in the short term as initially predicted. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 weeks ago
Law

AI May Not Reduce The Number Of Lawyers Anytime Soon

Artificial intelligence impact on legal industry may reduce job opportunities but industry is adaptive, uncertain of total impact on number of lawyers. [ more ]
moreartificial-intelligence
www.standard.co.uk
3 months ago
London

Coroner wants east London railway safety review after top lawyer falls to her death

Vanessa Ford tragically died by jumping in front of a train after consuming a significant amount of alcohol during a mental health crisis.
The coroner called for improved security measures at the train track following her death, despite insufficient evidence of suicidal intent. [ more ]
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Intellectual Property Law
3 months ago
Marketing

Michael Best is Seeking a Partner Level Advertising & Promotions Attorney - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Intellectual Property Law

Seeking experienced Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Partner with specific expertise
Opportunity to shape and expand the advertising law practice nationally [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Maybe We've Got The Artificial Intelligence In Law 'Problem' All Wrong

Lawyers have an obligation to verify citations, whether produced by AI or humans.
The perception of AI as a human-like tool can lead to overlooking its limitations and potential issues. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.02.24

Support for fully online law schools as in-person schools disappoint.
Impact of Supreme Court decisions on law school diversity. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Biglaw Associate Hiring Plunges By 43%, Officially Ending The Lateral Party

Firms experienced associate overgrowth in 2021.
Lateral hiring became conservative due to factors like decreased workload and increased compensation. [ more ]
#legal-technology
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

The Imperative Of Identifying Use Cases In Legal Tech: A Guiding Light For Innovation In The Age Of AI

Use cases are crucial for integrating technology effectively in the legal sector by bridging potential and practical utility.
Crafting effective use cases in legal tech requires understanding legal workflows and engaging with legal professionals. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

What Are The Absolute Worst Products Your Firm Makes You Use?

Lawyers heavily rely on technology in their daily work routine.
A survey by Modernize.legal is focusing on how associates feel about the legal tech tools they are forced to use. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

The Imperative Of Identifying Use Cases In Legal Tech: A Guiding Light For Innovation In The Age Of AI

Use cases are crucial for integrating technology effectively in the legal sector by bridging potential and practical utility.
Crafting effective use cases in legal tech requires understanding legal workflows and engaging with legal professionals. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

What Are The Absolute Worst Products Your Firm Makes You Use?

Lawyers heavily rely on technology in their daily work routine.
A survey by Modernize.legal is focusing on how associates feel about the legal tech tools they are forced to use. [ more ]
morelegal-technology
#diversity
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

A Work Partnership Makes All The Difference

Diverse backgrounds enhance team performance
Importance of mentorship in legal profession [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

How To Go From Just A Lawyer To A Rainmaker

Law schools should guide students on alternative legal careers and business development
Networking and continuous learning are crucial for a successful legal career. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

A Work Partnership Makes All The Difference

Diverse backgrounds enhance team performance
Importance of mentorship in legal profession [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

How To Go From Just A Lawyer To A Rainmaker

Law schools should guide students on alternative legal careers and business development
Networking and continuous learning are crucial for a successful legal career. [ more ]
morediversity
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Takes On The IRS

Baker McKenzie sued IRS for information disclosure related to tax audits and partnership agreements.
IRS has intensified audits on partnerships, including law firms, with plans to send compliance letters to 500 partnerships. [ more ]
#law-firms
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 ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Biglaw Associates, Are You Ready For A Hot Bonus Summer?

Law firms are offering summer bonuses to associates for retention and recruiting purposes. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Morning Docket: 06.12.24

Challenges in the legal industry highlighted through various news snippets. [ 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 ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Biglaw Associates, Are You Ready For A Hot Bonus Summer?

Law firms are offering summer bonuses to associates for retention and recruiting purposes. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Morning Docket: 06.12.24

Challenges in the legal industry highlighted through various news snippets. [ more ]
morelaw-firms
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Is It Time To Say Bye-Bye To OCI?

Firms are increasingly viewing OCI as a secondary source for summer associate recruitment.
Pre-OCI recruiting is becoming more popular among firms to secure ideal candidates. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Hark! The Return Of Corporate Deals Is Afoot!

Lateral partner hiring by Am Law 50 up in 2024 over 2023
Corporate partners leading surge in lateral partner moves [ more ]
#recruitment
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Recruiting Firms Join Forces To Become Go-To Headhunters For Elite Biglaw Firms

The legal industry will see consolidation among top firms, with the strongest getting stronger.
Johnson Downie and Lippman Jungers aim to become the go-to recruiter for elite law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

That's Certainly *One* Way To Work At Cravath

Cravath historically focused on home-grown talent, avoiding lateral hires.
In 2021, Cravath started to look for a recruitment manager for lateral hires. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Recruiting Firms Join Forces To Become Go-To Headhunters For Elite Biglaw Firms

The legal industry will see consolidation among top firms, with the strongest getting stronger.
Johnson Downie and Lippman Jungers aim to become the go-to recruiter for elite law firms. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

That's Certainly *One* Way To Work At Cravath

Cravath historically focused on home-grown talent, avoiding lateral hires.
In 2021, Cravath started to look for a recruitment manager for lateral hires. [ more ]
morerecruitment
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 03.11.24

Legal industry added 2700 jobs last month
Companies reconsidering deals due to changes in antitrust enforcement [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 03.08.24

Joe Biden criticizes Supreme Court's jurisprudence
Firms want lawyers in office more with less space
Banks sue government over fee caps [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

The Price Is Not Right

Dues increase reasons: inflation, workload, lack of planning.
State Bar seeking input on alternative fee structures based on practice years, areas, income. [ more ]
ABA Journal
4 months ago
Law

Partner ran office 'like a toxic boys club locker room,' fired Thompson Hine lawyer alleges

Gender bias lawsuit filed against Thompson Hine by fired partner alleging toxic work environment. [ more ]
#transparency
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Building Trust In Legal Software: Transparency And User Education

Transparency in legal software is essential for building trust.
User education in the legal industry should focus on contextualizing software within the legal landscape. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 day ago
Law

Solos And Small Firm Lawyers: How Much Do You Make?

Compensation in small law firms is less standardized and transparent compared to Biglaw. Above the Law provides a dedicated compensation report for solo and small firm lawyers. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Building Trust In Legal Software: Transparency And User Education

Transparency in legal software is essential for building trust.
User education in the legal industry should focus on contextualizing software within the legal landscape. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 day ago
Law

Solos And Small Firm Lawyers: How Much Do You Make?

Compensation in small law firms is less standardized and transparent compared to Biglaw. Above the Law provides a dedicated compensation report for solo and small firm lawyers. [ more ]
moretransparency
Databreaches
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Zalkin law firm settles suit by clients whose sex abuse details were hacked by BlackCat

The Zalkin Law Firm was sued after a cyber breach compromising clients' data, BlackCat demanded a ransom, Zalkin failed to notify affected clients promptly. [ more ]
#law-firm
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Selendy Gay Spin-Off Firm Opens Its Doors, With More Partners From The Elite Boutique In Tow

David Elsberg left Selendy Gay Elsberg to start Elsberg Baker & Maruri with former Quinn Emanuel colleagues.
Elsberg Baker & Maruri anticipates handling five trials and arbitrations this year, with plans to bring on 14 associates and implement a seven-year promotion track. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 weeks ago
Law

Garda continue to probe solicitor now faced with being struck off

Ongoing investigation into suspended solicitor Declan O'Callaghan and his former law firm after misconduct finding. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Selendy Gay Spin-Off Firm Opens Its Doors, With More Partners From The Elite Boutique In Tow

David Elsberg left Selendy Gay Elsberg to start Elsberg Baker & Maruri with former Quinn Emanuel colleagues.
Elsberg Baker & Maruri anticipates handling five trials and arbitrations this year, with plans to bring on 14 associates and implement a seven-year promotion track. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 weeks ago
Law

Garda continue to probe solicitor now faced with being struck off

Ongoing investigation into suspended solicitor Declan O'Callaghan and his former law firm after misconduct finding. [ more ]
morelaw-firm
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

'FOMO' In Biglaw Recruiting: Will More Law Schools Switch Their Dates For On-Campus Recruiting?

Recruiting cycle evolving into a year-round process
Summer associate offers increasingly made before formal interview programs [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Last Year Was A Good Year For Biglaw Revenue

Revenue up by percentage
Increase in billing rates [ more ]
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Mid-Sized Firms Working Harder, Making More... And STILL Leaving More Money On The Table Than Other Firms

Mid-sized firms often get neglected in the news, overshadowed by big law firms and small boutique firms.
According to the US Census County Business Patterns Report, there are over 9,000 mid-sized law firms in the country, which is roughly 80 times more than firms in the Biglaw range. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Artificial stupidity: Can GPT handle the truth?

Generative pre-trained transformers (GPT) are currently being used in the legal industry, but there is skepticism about their ability to accurately handle the truth.
The impact of AI on the legal industry depends on whether generative AI can handle the truth and address the risks involved. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Law

Lateral Link Announces 2024 Promotions

Lateral Link has promoted several members of their team for their exceptional skills and contributions.
The promotions include Managing Principal Jon Kahn in New York, Senior Principal Amy Savage in Washington, D.C., and Senior Principal Lauren Smith in Washington, D.C. [ more ]
Above the Law
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

CES 2024: Unveiling The Future Of Legal Through Consumer Innovations

Gen Z's tech-centric lifestyle is shaping the future and will have a significant impact on the legal industry.
Legal professionals need to adapt to Gen Z's technological preferences and expectations in order to effectively communicate and persuade them. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

How Many Biglaw Associates Will Lose Their Jobs Because Of AI?

The rise of generative AI is expected to reshape the leverage model in law firms.
As AI takes on basic tasks, the number of entry-level lawyers may decrease while the number of senior lawyers offering strategic advice may increase. [ more ]
Community
8 months ago
Business intelligence

Enhancing Search for In-House Counsel with Lexis+ AI

In-house counsel anticipate AI tools improving their workflow.
Survey by LexisNexis shows positive outlook towards AI in the legal field. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

AI Update: Keeping Up With AI Laws, How ChatGPT Changed Silicon Valley, Defining AI For Disclosures

Lawmakers worldwide are struggling to keep pace with the rapid development of AI technology.
There is still no universal definition for what makes an AI tool an AI tool. [ more ]
#legal industry
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

2024 Legal Landscape: Predictions And Preparations For GCs

Nearly 90% of in-house counsel are unsatisfied with their current positions.
Over 80% of in-house lawyers feel their legal departments are under-resourced. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Do Better, Rutgers Law! - See Also

Law professors face new restrictions on romantic relationships with students
Some big law firms have increased salaries [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Is Your Biglaw Firm 'Ill-Positioned' To Match Cravath's Salary Raises?

The pool of firms following Cravath may shrink this year.
Firms trying to match Cravath's associate compensation raises will face challenges. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Elite Boutique Proves Big Money Isn't Just For Biglaw

Elite litigation boutique Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP is offering compensation and bonuses comparable to Biglaw firms.
The firm, founded by former judge Richard Holwell, has grown to around 60 lawyers and is able to compete with larger firms in terms of compensation. [ more ]
Community
8 months ago
Artificial intelligence

How AI Can Assist Lawyers with Client Correspondence

Generative AI tools have high potential to assist lawyers in legal research and email writing.
Clear and concise client communication is important for lawyers and generative AI can help with tailoring business communications.
Lawyers can use generative AI to suggest alternate phrasing, analyze the emotional tone of their communication, and provide real-time feedback on policies and documents. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

2024 Legal Landscape: Predictions And Preparations For GCs

Nearly 90% of in-house counsel are unsatisfied with their current positions.
Over 80% of in-house lawyers feel their legal departments are under-resourced. [ more ]
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7 months ago
Law

Do Better, Rutgers Law! - See Also

Law professors face new restrictions on romantic relationships with students
Some big law firms have increased salaries [ more ]
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7 months ago
Law

Is Your Biglaw Firm 'Ill-Positioned' To Match Cravath's Salary Raises?

The pool of firms following Cravath may shrink this year.
Firms trying to match Cravath's associate compensation raises will face challenges. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Elite Boutique Proves Big Money Isn't Just For Biglaw

Elite litigation boutique Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP is offering compensation and bonuses comparable to Biglaw firms.
The firm, founded by former judge Richard Holwell, has grown to around 60 lawyers and is able to compete with larger firms in terms of compensation. [ more ]
Community
8 months ago
Artificial intelligence

How AI Can Assist Lawyers with Client Correspondence

Generative AI tools have high potential to assist lawyers in legal research and email writing.
Clear and concise client communication is important for lawyers and generative AI can help with tailoring business communications.
Lawyers can use generative AI to suggest alternate phrasing, analyze the emotional tone of their communication, and provide real-time feedback on policies and documents. [ more ]
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7 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 11.20.23

Billing rates are increasing despite overall inflation.
A lawyer pleads guilty to paying a clerk for referrals. [ more ]
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8 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI Update: A WaPo Deep Dive, AI Passes Legal Ethics Exam, Google's AI Scam Suit

The AI legal software market is expected to grow to $8.7 billion by 2030.
GPT-4 and Claude 2 LLMs have shown promising performance on a legal exam simulation.
Google is taking legal action against online scammers using AI-related scams.
Communication and addressing client concerns are key in implementing new legal technology.
The interplay between humans and AI in the legal industry will transform how legal work is done. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Law

Law Firms Gear Up To Battle Deepfakes

Deepfakes have become a significant cybersecurity threat in the legal industry, requiring law firms to incorporate training to protect against them. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Bounced From Case Over Private Equity Work

The case of Vinson & Elkins disqualification from representing Enviva due to a conflict of interest has significant implications for the legal industry. [ more ]
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2 weeks ago
Law

Pay for Lawyers is So High People Are Comparing It to the N.B.A.

Private equity's expansion into various sectors has increased demand for top corporate lawyers, leading to bidding wars and significantly higher pay packages. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Biglaw Firm Bounced From Case Over Private Equity Work

The case of Vinson & Elkins disqualification from representing Enviva due to a conflict of interest has significant implications for the legal industry. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
Law

Pay for Lawyers is So High People Are Comparing It to the N.B.A.

Private equity's expansion into various sectors has increased demand for top corporate lawyers, leading to bidding wars and significantly higher pay packages. [ more ]
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2 days ago
Law

Ranking The Best Trial Practices: America's Elite Trial Lawyers (2024)

The National Law Journal named its Elite Trial Lawyers for 2024, recognizing top plaintiffs' attorneys in various practice areas. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Law

The Cities With The Largest Biglaw Presence, Across The Globe

Top Biglaw firms concentrate legal presence in key financial hubs for maximum profitability. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Web design

Too Many Lawyers Don't Have Websites

Having a website is crucial for lawyers to establish their online presence and attract business, especially for solo practices and small firms. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Law

Biglaw Hourly Rate Increases Aren't Going To Slow Down Any Time Soon

High legal rates at top firms are becoming increasingly common, with no signs of slowing down. [ more ]
LawSites
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

New President of Thomson Reuters Legal Segment Says Industry Needs Open Benchmarking on Gen AI

Raghu Ramanathan emphasizes the need for open benchmarks on AI performance in legal assistants. [ more ]
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