Contract Attorneys

91 ABA Journal Contract Attorneys articles.

What do you love most about being a lawyer?

Last Friday was “Love Your Lawyer Day,” an annual day of appreciation promoted the by American Lawyers Public Image Association to honor those in the industry.

The campaign outlined different…

Hagens Berman fires back at lawyer who claims firm breached his employment contract

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro offered a different version of events in its response to a lawsuit by a lawyer who claims the law firm breached his employment contract a few…

Cleary wins dismissal of race bias suit filed by former project lawyer, a reality TV bachelor

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has dismissed a race-discrimination suit filed by a former project attorney for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled…

LSAC says it won’t continue certifying LSAT scores for the ABA

Updated: The Law School Admission Council, which certifies LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA data submitted by law schools for ABA accreditation, announced Aug. 2 that it intends to suspend the…

Indiana law partnership closes after 100 years

After nearly 100 years in business, an Indiana law firm closed its doors last month after a partner exodus.

It began in December, when three partners left Campbell Kyle Proffitt…

Pepper Hamilton and project lawyer resolve ADA suit over sleep disorder

A project lawyer and Pepper Hamilton have resolved a suit contending the law firm violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The lawyer, Andrew Fischer, had claimed that the law…

Partner’s ‘slave’ comment to contract attorney led to tweet that launched a law firm

Yondi Morris was already unhappy about her job as a contract attorney when a comment by a partner at the firm for which she was then working prompted her to…

Skadden, staffing agency OK payment of $75K to doc-review lawyer trio to settle overtime suit

Updated: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and a staffing agency have agreed to settle for $75,000 a federal lawsuit by three document review attorneys seeking overtime pay.

The case…

Document review arguably ‘devoid of legal judgment,’ 2nd Circuit says, allowing wage suit to proceed

A trial judge erred in dismissing a BigLaw document reviewer’s lawsuit seeking overtime pay, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Accepting plaintiff David Lola’s allegations as true for the purpose…

Former Drinker Biddle staff attorney is suspended for overbilling the firm for his work

A former staff attorney for Drinker Biddle & Reath has been suspended for overbilling the law firm on a document review project.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Philadelphia lawyer Benjamin…

2nd Circuit to hear contract lawyer’s appeal on overtime pay

A federal appeals court will hear arguments on Friday in a case contending contract lawyers are entitled to overtime pay.

Contract lawyer David Lola is asking the New York-based 2nd…

Project attorney’s ADA suit says Pepper Hamilton didn’t accommodate his sleep disorder

A former project attorney for Pepper Hamilton has filed a pro se lawsuit (PDF) against the Philadelphia-based national law firm, contending that it violated the Americans with Disabilities…

Cleary Gottlieb sued by former project lawyer for alleged racial bias in firing

Updated: A former project lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton claims in a lawsuit that the firm discriminated against him when it fired him in August 2012.

The Dec.…

Lawyer is jobless and sleeping in his car after losing suit seeking OT for document review

A contract lawyer who claimed he should have been paid overtime for document-review work has suffered another setback with a judge’s decision to toss his would-be class action.

U.S. District…

Baker & McKenzie to open back-office operations center in Belfast

Baker & McKenzie has chosen Belfast as the location for a second back-office operations center.

The law firm expects the new office to employ about 120 professionals by the end…

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