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Email sucks. How can you make it suck less?

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 / 12:27 PM

Plummeting profits, defecting partners, and layoffs of associates and staff — is this firm in trouble?

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 / 2:02 PM

When you turn to the economics of being a solo or small firm, the numbers often do not pan out when working for free.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 / 2:46 PM

How should you conduct your job search when you’re a fourth-tier law school graduate in the tough legal economy?

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 / 1:46 PM

Are you looking for advice about the lateral recruiting process? Look no further.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 / 3:59 PM

The men behind the legal team with a 1940s gangster style of dress are now revealed.

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 / 1:44 PM

How does moving from Biglaw to a boutique change your work-life balance?

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 / 10:16 AM

Which major law firm just announced layoffs across 16 offices?

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 / 2:29 PM

In-house columnist Mark Herrmann tackles this question: Is it possible to move laterally from a small firm to a big one?

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 / 11:09 AM

* “[T]he one thing Windsor does not do is clearly establish a nationalized definition of marriage.” No one will be surprised when the same-sex marriage cases wind up before the Supreme Court. [National Law Journal]

* Law firm mergers continue to hum along at a record pace, but whether they’ll actually work out is another question entirely. Only time will tell if we’ll see another “spectacular flameout.” [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

* “The billable hour’s day has passed.” Eighty percent of law firm leaders believe hourly billing may soon be going the way of the dodo in favor of alternative billing arrangements. [Capital Business / Washington Post]

* Despite its anti-gay policies, Trinity Western University Law has been granted approval from the Law Society of British Columbia to open its doors. And here we thought Canadians were supposed to be polite. [GlobalPost]

* If you want to take an “Law and _____” class, sign up for Law and Traumatic Brain Injuries at GW Law. Having a TBI yourself seems like a requirement for enrollment, but shockingly, it’s not. [New York Times]

* Times are so rough that God can’t even get a credit card. Instead of casting plagues upon the earth, he’s suing Equifax — though we’re sure he wouldn’t mind if the credit agency reps caught lice. [New York Post]

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 / 9:14 AM