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Mentoring in the legal profession has had to adapt to a changing world
Ari Kaplan speaks with Ida Abbott, the president of Ida Abbott Consulting, which promotes and supports career development and advancement from the beginning of a lawyer's career through retirement.
General counsel at Novartis to retire after acknowledging payments to Cohen were an ‘error’

The group general counsel at the pharmaceutical company Novartis, Felix Ehrat, has announced his retirement after acknowledging that the agreement to pay lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for consulting…

Does public campaign by Stormy Daniels’ lawyer raise ethics questions?
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, is representing her in a suit seeking to invalidate a confidentiality agreement, but his public appearances go beyond a discussion of the legal issues about the deal signed by President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Self-proclaimed workaholic billed 3,600 hours last year
Lawyer Daniel Bliss has an explanation for the 3,600 hours he billed last year.
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.
New York AG Schneiderman resigns amid allegations he physically abused women
Updated: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation Monday night, hours after the New Yorker magazine published allegations by four women who said he physically abused them.
Frugal Cleary Gottlieb secretary who invested in stocks leaves $8.2M to charities
Longtime Cleary Gottlieb secretary Sylvia Bloom, who died soon after her retirement at age 96, made some smart stock picks during her lifetime.
Before working for Trump, lawyer Michael Cohen also invested in taxi medallions and real estate

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was a personal injury lawyer before working for the Trump Organization, but it wasn’t his only career.

Cohen was “a hard-edge personal-injury…

Legal sector adds 800 jobs in April

The legal services sector added 800 jobs in April, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The total number of legal jobs in April was 1,136,300,…

Lawyer population 15% higher than 10 years ago, new ABA data shows
The number of active attorneys in the United States has increased by 15.2 percent over the last decade, according to the ABA’s National Lawyer Population Survey.
Lawyer Ty Cobb is retiring from job leading White House response to Russia probe
Updated: White House special counsel Ty Cobb is leaving his position overseeing the response to the Russia probe.

Cobb is retiring and is being replaced by Emmet Flood, who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, report the New York Times, ABC News, Politico and the Washington Post.
Before working for Trump, Michael Cohen was a personal injury lawyer

Before Michael Cohen was President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, he was a lawyer for the Trump Organization. And before he held that position, he “roamed the courthouses of New York…

10 Questions: Lawyer’s memoir recalls growing up Jewish in Japan during WWII
Isaac Shapiro detailed his unique experience during World War II. His parents, Jewish emigres from Russia, were living in Berlin when Adolf Hitler began his rise to power. Sensing danger, they fled, eventually settling where they thought their young family would be safe: Japan.
Life, lemons and lemonade
The hard challenges always seem to throw me off balance and make the task of going to the office feel like an impossibility. In moments of calm, I can look ahead to challenges. The kindness of others makes difficult times bearable.
Changing minds: 4 strategies for effectively implementing a mindfulness program
Creating a long-term mindfulness program that encourages participants to practice on a regular basis isn’t easy. It takes a good launch protocol, selecting the right technology and delivery mechanism, and curating the content to be highly relevant.

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