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Megan Grandinetti explores three ways lawyers can achieve a healthy separation from work-related electronic devices.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 4:28 PM

Litigation is war. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 / 3:16 PM

What are the many benefits of having low overhead? Managing partner Bruce Stachenfeld identifies several.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 / 2:01 PM

How could wearable technology like smartwatches influence the practice of law?

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 / 11:24 AM

What two blows have just been dealt to Juan Monteverde and Faruqi & Faruqi in this salacious litigation?

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 5:36 PM

How does your romanticized impression of legal practice diverge from reality?

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 12:16 PM

NBC launches a sitcom about a woman leaving Biglaw for solo practice.

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 / 10:08 AM

A wacky superstition that seems to work for this litigation partner.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 3:42 PM

Would you be interested in getting automated alerts of new docket entries and opinions in the cases you are monitoring? A boutique law firm might have the solution for you.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 10:17 AM

* From Big Government to Biglaw: Our congratulations go out to Benjamin Horwich, most recently of the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as he joins Munger Tolles & Olson as counsel. Nice work. [Munger Tolles & Olson]

* The number of law school applicants took a nose dive for the fourth year in a row, this time by 8 percent, summarily crushing the hopes and dreams of law deans praying for a change of their otherwise most dismal fortunes. [National Law Journal]

* Considering the latest slump in applicants, whether a law school evaluates your average LSAT score or highest LSAT score matters little. Admissions officers will jump for joy that you have a pulse. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

* “You don’t have to convict on every count to have a win.” Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted of obstruction and conspiracy to obstruct justice. [Bloomberg]

* Per documents filed by a lawyer appointed to represent Philip Seymour Hoffman’s children, the actor didn’t set aside money for them because he didn’t want them to become “trust fund kids.” [New York Post]

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 / 9:05 AM