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A new study of BigLaw partners found that women partners make 44% less than their male counterparts.
For the second quarter of 2016, BIgLaw saw a significant decrease in demand and productivity, while seeing an uptick in expenses. Will solosmall lawyers see the same?
Judge Posner is at it again, mad as heck at fellow judges for using terms like "abuse of discretion."
How To Evaluate Legal Technology: A Handy Checklist We have written here about how law technology often focuses on the wrong problems. How do you make sure that the latest piece of tech that you are utterly enamored with is actually working for you, rather than being a shiny new toy? Over at Slaw, a Canadian […]
Once you have decided leaving BigLaw is right for you, there are still many practical and logistical questions you need to answer carefully before you can walk out the door. It can be daunting to figure out how much notice to give, anticipate what’s going to happen after you do, and notify clients you are […]
Solosmall practitioners, it is assumed, gaze upon the perks offered by BigLaw with great envy. What if you had the marble floor entryway, the shiny elevator on the 32nd floor, the sweet private office where you get to choose your own desk? Yeah, about that last part. In [Paul Hasting LLP’s] new midtown Manhattan space, junior […]
That political cartoon appears to be an older political cartoon by Jack Ohman while he was at the Oregonian. The archives don’t go back to April 2012, though, which is apparently when it ran in the paper. It seems about right for the current state of law enforcement. What This Is Like many people who […]
David Lat of _Above the Law_ talks about the similarities and differences between BigLaw and solo and small firms, and talks about changes and opportunities in the legal market. But first, Sam and Aaron talk about the new wine fad: rosé.
Translation: "There is no such thing as after hours, the weekend, or vacation at this firm."
Permitting non-lawyer ownership of law firms is a global trend. It is not really about access to justice, as I previously supposed. It’s about changing the law firm business model in a way that works for lawyers and clients.