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Ex-partner who blamed ‘drunken stupor’ for attempted deposit of firm funds reportedly seeks $5M
A former partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker says the law firm failed to support him when he needed treatment for alcohol abuse, and fired him when he tried to deposit firm funds into his personal account while in a “drunken stupor.”
Courts can’t order Yelp to take down negative review of law firm, California Supreme Court rules

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Yelp can’t be required to remove negative reviews of a San Francisco law firm.

Does your office have unusual amenities?

In the last couple of months, the 27-lawyer, Chicago-based Edelson law firm unveiled a revamped office complete with street-art murals, a virtual driving range and a volleyball court in a bid to appeal to millennials.

Indiana’s attorney general is accused of groping lawmaker under her clothes at bar party
An Indiana lawmaker and three legislative staffers have accused the state’s attorney general, Curtis Hill, of inappropriately touching them at an end-of-the-legislative-session party at a bar in March.
Former Hunton partner who disappeared 20 years ago pleads guilty to fraud using assumed identity
A former partner at Hunton & Williams who disappeared in 1997 before he was charged in an alleged Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty on Friday in a different investment scheme.
10 Questions: This legal team brings wild approach to their practice
Kansas City litigator Tristen J. Woods and his law partner Lauren Sierra Kruskall founded the Jungle Law Group to advocate for animals in civil and criminal court.
Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA meeting: Will he run for president?
Former Attorney General Eric Holder will receive the Thurgood Marshall Award from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on Aug. 4 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
BigLaw partner investigated in boat crash on eve of firm retreat

A practice group leader at Vinson & Elkins is under investigation by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department after crashing a boat carrying five of his partners, leaving the scene to get help, and then disappearing for about five hours.

Leaders from 34 BigLaw firms call for an ‘army of lawyers’ to help immigrants and make a pledge
Corrected: Leaders from 34 major U.S. law firms have pledged to help reunify families separated after crossing the border and help make sure people who have legitimate claims to asylum have legal representation.
More women are attaining law firm partnerships: Is the Me Too movement providing a boost?
Women are being promoted to law firm partnerships at a faster pace since sexual misconduct allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein helped spur the Me Too movement.
Some choices for legal billing software that really pay off
Efficient and accurate legal billing is essential for law firms. After all, if you don’t invoice your clients, you won’t get paid. That’s why, according to the American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report, legal billing software is used by the majority of law firms: 81 percent of respondents reported that their firms made time and billing software available, and 70 percent made electronic billing software available for use.
Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a former federal prosecutor to represent him

Michael Cohen has reportedly hired a new lawyer to represent him in the investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan.

The new lawyer is Guy Petrillo, the former head…

Reed Smith confirms it won’t raise associate salaries

One large law firm is holding the line as more law firms match new associate pay scales that, according to the new Cravath standard, range from $190,000 to $340,000.

Reed…

Suit says Jones Day’s ‘black box’ compensation system hides pay bias
A former Jones Day partner in California has filed a lawsuit claiming the firm’s secretive compensation system and subjective performance reviews are designed to hide pay discrimination against women.
Law firm that used job candidate’s statements in lawsuit won’t be sanctioned

A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to sanction a law firm accused of secretly recording a job interview with a former employee of a litigation opponent and then…

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