Law school may be better at teaching us to talk like lawyers than it is at the loftier, near-mythical aspiration of teaching us to think like lawyers.
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The Magic Circle firm will not replace its outgoing global head of alternative legal services, who only took up the role in October.
A survey of more than 1,200 senior attorneys found that women leave Big Law because of law firm operational policies and implicit bias.
Parker, who served as interim CEO and lost his bid to make it permanent, is leaving the company March 31 "to pursue other business opportunities," the company said Thursday.
Legal education has been late to the naming rights game, but a growing number of law schools are rebranding after securing major donations. It's a trend experts expect to pick up, even among the top echelon of law schools.
Most of the the law schools that rebranded in recognition of major donors during the past two decades netted gifts between $20 million and $50 million, our analysis shows. But two law schools have broken the nine-figure threshold in the past five years.
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The merger could create a new Am Law 50 firm, expanding Troutman's practice offerings and giving it a strong foothold in the Northeast. It would also help out Pepper Hamilton, which has seen falling revenue and head count.
Walmart's defense counsel, Laura Enriquez of El Paso, is facing off against a group of plaintiffs attorneys from across Texas who have been seeking pre-lawsuit discovery about potential claims that Walmart was negligent by not providing proper security for the El Paso store.
The in-house legal team helped establish and are expanding the Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership, which brings pro bono lawyers to work with the system's neediest patients on issues including housing, education, immigration and personal safety issues.
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Former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman led questioning for Democrats, pitting him against Republican counterpart Stephen Castor, a former commercial litigator at Blank Rome. Both lawyers aimed to use witness testimony from William Taylor and George Kent to make broader points.