General Law

How Cloud Is Helping Companies Weather the Impact of COVID-19 Newswire - 1 hour 46 min ago

The demand for everything "cloud" has been driven by the massive, and dramatic, shift to a remote-first workforce caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Most In-House Lawyers With General Counsel Aspirations Are White, According to New Report Newswire - 4 hours 38 min ago

"I think it's representative of the population of minorities in corporate legal departments," said BarkerGilmore founding partner Bob Barker.

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Lawsuit accuses lawyer and his ‘Real Housewives’ wife of stealing plane crash settlement funds

ABA Journal - 5 hours 5 min ago
Lawyer Tom Girardi and his celebrity wife, Erika Jayne of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, are accused in a lawsuit of embezzling settlement money…
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Firms Will Continue to 'Clean House' Next Year, Lawyers Included Newswire - 5 hours 52 min ago

A mix of layoffs and hiring will continue through 2021, experts and firm leaders say, as the industry absorbs lessons learned in the pandemic.

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James Comey to Teach at Columbia Law Newswire - 8 hours 2 min ago

Comey will teach a spring semester seminar called "Lawyers and Leaders" as a "Leader in Residence" at the law school.

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How Can Judges Effectively Regulate Their Emotions? The 'Stuffing Stuff Down' Approach Doesn't Cut It Newswire - 10 hours 16 min ago

"It's basically like your cognitive resources are a precious commodity and this is chomping away at them," said Vanderbilt Law professor Terry Maroney in her third presentation on judicial temperament at the Berkeley Judicial Institute.

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Jeff Hammes and Adam Gerchen's Legal Tech SPAC Has Two Dozen Targets in Sight Newswire - 17 hours 13 min ago

The blank check company, sponsored by former Kirkland & Ellis chairman Jeffrey Hammes and Keller Lenkner CEO Adam Gerchen, has $175 million to direct toward an acquisition.

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Tom Girardi Sued for Embezzling Funds From Boeing Max 8 Crash Settlement Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 18:39

The explosive lawsuit, filed by Chicago plaintiffs' firm Edelson PC on Wednesday, alleges that Tom Girardi and his firm, Girardi Keese, used funds from settlements with Boeing over the 2018 Lion Air crash to pay off litigation financing firms and to continue paying for an "outrageous lifestyle." The suit also names "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne, who filed for divorce from Girardi last month, and two of the firm's lenders.

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Afternoon Briefs: 25 former DC bar leaders decry election suits; ousted 1L presses due process claim

ABA Journal - Wed, 2020-12-02 17:49

25 ex-DC bar leaders decry election suits

Twenty-five former presidents of the District of Columbia Bar are criticizing lawyers who attacked the electoral process through…

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Am Law 200 Firms Received $370 Million in PPP Loans, With Largest Firms Taking the Most Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 16:21

Newly released records show Big Law was happy to participate in the federal relief package, and the larger the firm, the more money they asked for.

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Lawyer is awarded $1 in attorney fees, matching jury award in case of snatched pen

ABA Journal - Wed, 2020-12-02 15:56
Civil rights lawyer Jeffrey Rothman’s lawsuit against the city of New York and two police officers wasn’t a total loss.

In a decision filed Nov.…

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Attorneys Saw Little Diversity Progress Pre-COVID. Will 2020 Make a Difference? Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 15:34

The 2020 Inclusion Index Survey Report, published by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Russell Reynolds Associates, found that lawyers perceived little improvement in diversity and inclusion in 2019.

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Farnsworth on Contracts and Our Treatises Guide

Law Library - Wed, 2020-12-02 14:24

Edward Allan Farnsworth (1928-2005) was one of America’s most renowned legal scholars on contracts. He Taught at Columbia Law School for over 50 years.

Farnsworth on Contracts is now in its 4th edition and is being edited by Professor Zachary Wolfe from George Washington University. This treatise is considered essential by students, faculty, and practitioners alike in the area of contracts.

Farnsworth served as a reporter for the Restatement (Second) of Contracts as well and his treatise shows how the Restatement along with the Uniform Commercial Code has influenced and shaped Contract law. The reader will find case references that are cross referenced along with drafting tips.

Farnsworth is also available online for CSU affiliates.

Be sure to check out our Major Legal Treatises and Services Guide.

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Boies Schiller Co-Managing Partner Leaves Embattled Firm for Cadwalader Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 13:33

Three other Boies Schiller partners are joining Nick Gravante at Cadwalader.

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Amid COVID-19, the Bar Exam Faces a Reckoning and a Revamp Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 11:26

The bar exam of 2025 will look different than today's, with a greater emphasis on legal skills. But just how much it will change remains to be seen.

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The 7 Am Law 200 Firms That Received $10M Max in PPP Loans Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 11:19

A federal disclosure deadline for Dec. 1 revealed the amounts that businesses took in PPP loans, and several large law firms went after the $10 million max.

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On World AIDS Day, 9 organizations receive HIV Legal Services Fund grants

ABA Journal - Wed, 2020-12-02 11:19
The ABA’s HIV/AIDS Impact Project announced Tuesday, on World AIDS Day, that nine organizations will receive grants of up to $150,000 each to improve the…
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Reed Smith Made a 4-Year Strategy. Then COVID Happened Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 10:00

The global law firm braced itself for the pandemic, and firm leadership expects some efforts to increase efficiency will stick.

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Festive Work Parties 'Not Appropriate' This Year, UK Senior Lawyers Say Newswire - Wed, 2020-12-02 06:48

A UK industry poll has found three quarters do not think events should take place, even remotely, provoking a backlash from those in the minority.

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