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The National Association of Muslim Lawyers and the National Muslim Law Student Association said Monday that they were launching a project to connect senior attorneys with law students and new lawyers who have faced termination, withdrawn job offers or workplace mistreatment for expressing support for Palestinian human rights.
A new committee composed of state Supreme Court chief justices and others will examine why fewer attorneys are going into public interest law, as well as the state of legal education and bar admissions processes more generally, according to an announcement Monday.
An incoming Florida state judge who currently serves as a state prosecutor may handle a homicide sentencing scheduled for Friday, three days before the lawyer departs to take the bench, according to a recent ethics opinion.
Kaufman Dolowich co-managing partner Michael Kaufman discussed the firm's new name and renewed emphasis on private litigation, in addition to insurance work, in a conversation with Law360 Pulse.
Just over three months after Tupperware Brands Corp.'s longtime chief legal officer announced her resignation, the company has rehired her as its top attorney.
Large law firm partners have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including what appears to be a nearly foolproof business model that is benefiting them even in a shaky economy.
Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has promoted 16 attorneys to partner — 11 of whom identify as members of historically underrepresented groups.
The American Bar Association is seeking to torpedo a proposed class action over a March data breach, saying allegations that the organization deceived its members are "fatally deficient and implausible," and the attorneys behind the suit can't show any damages stemmed from the breach.
A Florida federal judge handed an early win Tuesday to a law firm accused of malpractice by a former client who claimed she had been deprived of millions of dollars in estate proceeds because of the firm's carelessness in revising a trust.
The National Association of Muslim Lawyers called on the American Bar Association late Monday to resist pressure to change a previous statement on the Israel-Hamas war — which called the killing of Israeli and Palestinian civilians violations of international law — after NAML says it obtained messages showing pro-Israel legal professionals criticizing the ABA's response to the hostilities.
NNN REIT Inc. is bringing on PHM Brands' CEO and former legal chief to take over the real estate investment trust's top legal role when its current general counsel retires in 2024, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Akerman LLP has announced that 15 of its lawyers have been promoted to partner, in a partner class that was smaller than the past two years.
Colorado state Judge Juan Villaseñor had been on the bench for only about a year when an attorney in a medical malpractice trial he was presiding over asked him to restrict when the jury could discuss the case.
The single biggest challenge facing the courts is their politicization, according to the president of the National Judicial College.
Miles Mediation & Arbitration is opening up its second Sunshine State shop on Dec. 1 in Tampa, a city the company has been eyeing for a while.
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling Monday that a Washington law firm sued for false advertising about getting out of a timeshare contract was ineligible for insurance coverage for those claims because it was sued two days before the firm's policy took effect.
Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark remained the least risky countries in which to do business in 2023, while North Korea, Turkmenistan, Syria, Equatorial Guinea and Yemen remained the riskiest, according to an annual study of global bribery risk.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan, the Middle District of Florida's chief judge who survived an assassination attempt in 2013, will take senior status next fall and, in notifying the president, called on him to fill upcoming vacancies.
Two recent reports on U.S. law firm financial results highlighted a growing problem facing firms: difficulty in expediently collecting payments on work that has already been performed.
A law firm's insurer told a Florida federal court Friday that its professional liability policy couldn't cover legal negligence that a hospital alleged to have occurred during an underlying medical malpractice suit because the firm didn't provide proper notice of the claim and lied on its insurance application.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Florida's request to toss part of a U.S. district court order prohibiting the state from enforcing a law that makes it illegal to bring children to drag shows, despite some justices believing the case raised an important question about federal judges' authority to issue orders pertaining to nonparties.
A disbarred Ohio attorney pled not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that he used fake identities to get jobs at three different law firms in Florida and Washington, D.C.
Rivkin Radler's handling of a $200 million Manhattan development sabotage suit and Chamberlain Hrdlicka's work on the acquisition of a prominent architecture firm lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight on Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Nov. 3 to 17.
The U.S. Supreme Court's move earlier this year to terminate race-based affirmative action in college admissions may have focused on higher education, but some in the legal industry took the ruling as a cue to reexamine their firms' diversity, equity and inclusion policies.
With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.
With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.
The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.
Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.
Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.
In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.
Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.
Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.
Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.
ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.
OpinionWe Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds
Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.
Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.
Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.
In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.
Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.