Associates

1750 ABA Journal articles on Associates.

Federal judge finds King & Spalding’s reasons for firing associate ‘incredibly hard’ to believe

A federal judge told King & Spalding on Tuesday that she finds its stated reasons for firing an associate “incredibly hard” to believe and she was planning to deny its…

In an era of the vanishing trial, would-be litigators aren’t getting valuable experience, op-ed says
Edward McCarthy handled his first jury trial 55 years ago, just a few months after passing the bar. McCarthy was representing a taxi owner sued for property damage in a collision case. The judge and opposing counsel were patient and kind, and McCarthy won.
‘Mommy track is a dead end’ at Morrison & Foerster, associates allege in $100M suit
Three associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed a would-be $100 million class-action suit that claims the firm maintains a “family-friendly façade” even as it discriminates against lawyer moms.
Fish & Richardson offers bonuses of up to $115K for Federal Circuit clerks
Former judicial clerks from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will now receive up to $115,000 in bonuses at Fish & Richardson.
Former Skadden associate gets 30-day sentence for lying in Mueller’s probe

A former associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison for lying to investigators in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

In imposing…

Ogletree Deakins hit with malpractice verdict

Ogletree Deakins will be required to pay nearly $1.2 million in damages plus $550,000 in attorney fees to a British filmmaker who says an associate at the firm botched visa…

Columbia again tops list of go-to law schools

Columbia remains at the top of a list of go-to law school for the fifth year in a row.

Columbia’s BigLaw placement rate for 2017 graduates was eight percentage points…

How to turn tech savvy into a fulfilling legal career (podcast)
You love technology, you love the law, and you want a career that combines the two. But what kinds of legal tech jobs will be the most in demand, and how can you get them?
Former BigLaw associate pleads guilty in Mueller probe to lying about contacts and deleted emails
Updated: A former London associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has pleaded guilty to making false statements about deleted emails and the timing of his contacts with an indicted individual in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Boutique law firm seeking ‘artisan of prose’ invites essays that make case for Pulitzer Prize losers
A Washington, D.C, law firm is asking applicants for an associate position to demonstrate their “expositional prowess” by submitting an essay that requires some literary knowledge.
Former Dentons associate is sentenced to prison after misdemeanor plea in alleged extortion plot
A former Dentons associate has been sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in an alleged extortion plot against his law firm.
Millennial lawyers are forging their own paths—and it’s wrong to call them lazy
As younger attorneys flood the workforce and begin replacing the retiring baby boomer ranks, even the most conservative law firms are realizing the need to reshape corporate culture and embrace millennials’ tech-savvy, self-confident and flexible point of view.
Susman Godfrey announces hefty bonuses; other boutique firms also exceed Cravath standard

Susman Godfrey has announced it will pay median bonuses of up to $170,000 for its longest-term associates, though two associates received bonuses of more than $220,000 in recognition for their…

Minorities are still scarce among law firm partners and general counsel

Minority lawyers are an increasing percentage of lawyers at law firms, but their numbers still lag at the partnership level, according to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Sixteen percent of…

Law firm associate’s viral #MeAt14 hashtag highlights inability to consent
A law firm associate expressed her outrage on Twitter after former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was accused of pursuing teen girls while in his 30s, including a 14-year-old girl who said Moore had partly undressed and fondled her.

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