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Law firm becoming Big Brother?

Law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is unrolling a pilot program that seeks to track the location and status of each of its attorneys. The purported reason for the new program: “The lack of awareness of the status and/or location of our colleagues results in staffing and work-related complications and other concerns.” 73 more words

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Law firm split leads to ethics charges

A recent article in the New Jersey Law Journal shows how a law firm divorce can devolve into a very public and much larger mess than it should. 80 more words

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Before going to law school, read this.

I would hope that before you decide to take on an average of $88,000 – $127,000 in debt you would do your due diligence. You are, after all, about to enroll yourself or your child in law school. 643 more words

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Should lawyers be entitled to overtime pay?

A blog post on Bloomberg BNA discusses a pending case in which a contract attorney has filed a putative class action against a prominent law firm, arguing that he is entitled to overtime pay for document review work he performed. 125 more words

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Of Counsel attorneys and conflicts

As with any attorney, an of counsel must undertake a conflict analysis in connection with any new engagement. When analyzing a potential conflict, of counsel attorneys should apply the same standards as would be applied in more traditional relationships existing between associates and partners with other attorneys in their law firms.  185 more words

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Rambling thoughts from 30,000 feet in the air

So here I sit, on the aisle seat in row 8, headed off to a warm, tropical destination, and I’m wondering, “How do I move my firm from good to great?” 674 more words

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Law firms and the use of trade names

Some law firms would prefer to use a trade name instead of the traditional approach of using one or more attorney names. In Georgia, the use a trade name is… 95 more words

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