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Biglaw, Law Firm Mergers

Law Firm Giant Adds Thousands of Lawyers, Eyes Even More

Massive law firm says it plans to keep on growing.

21 Comments / / Jul 1, 2015 at 12:59 PM
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    Biglaw, Technology

    Biglaw Trend Alert: Say Goodbye To Gmail

    The list of firms banning personal email at work is growing... when will your firm be on the list?

    30 Comments / / Jun 30, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    Litigators, Small Law Firms

    Beyond Biglaw: Opposition Research For Litigators (Part 1)

    An important part of preparing a case involves learning your opponent, as columnist Gaston Kroub explains.

    26 Comments / / Jun 30, 2015 at 11:47 AM
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    Depositions, Murder

    A Deadly Deposition: Attorney Murdered At His Firm

    The lawyer's assailant has been charged with murder.

    / Jun 30, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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    Biglaw

    Biglaw Firm Decimates Summer Associate Program

    Major firm announces that it's more or less eliminating its summer associate program. Is this the beginning of a trend? And if it is, is that a good thing?

    74 Comments / / Jun 30, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.30.15

    Sorry, summers, but this is going away soon.

    Sorry, summers, but this is going away soon.

    * Which Biglaw firm is going to be changing up the way that it recruits new attorneys? That would be Quinn Emanuel. It’s planning to majorly scale back on summer associates and do something completely different. We’ll have more on this news later today. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * An undergrad who once had high hopes for law school decided to ditch his legal aspirations in favor of stand-up comedy. His mom is mad since it’s a “path that has no specific stability.” She obviously hasn’t read up on law school job stats lately. [Indy Channel]

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    * Which Biglaw firm is going to be changing up the way that it recruits new attorneys? That would be Quinn Emanuel. It's planning to majorly scale back on summer associates and do something completely different. We'll have more on this news later today. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * An undergrad who once had high hopes for law school decided to ditch his legal aspirations in favor of stand-up comedy. His mom is mad since it's a "path that has no specific stability." She obviously hasn't read up on law school job stats lately. [Indy Channel]

    * Justice Kennedy should consider trading in his robes for a superhero's cape, because he just swooped in to the rescue, again. With a 5-4 vote, SCOTUS stayed the Fifth Circuit's decision regarding the closure of the majority of abortion clinics in Texas. [NPR]

    * Damn you, Dewey leaders! Per recent testimony in the criminal trial of the failed firm's former top brass, but for news of the criminal probe spreading like wildfire throughout the profession, D&L could've merged with any number of firms to save itself. [Am Law Daily]

    * Some pretty major firms think they have better things to spend their Biglaw bucks on than donations to legal aid organizations. Only five firms were willing to publicly disclose more than $1 million in donations. [DealBook / New York Times via American Lawyer]

    9 Comments / / Jun 30, 2015 at 9:01 AM