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Greedy law schools may have taught their jobless graduates a little too well. Some disgruntled lawyers are suing their alma maters for exaggerating employment prospects. That seems fitting for a litigious lot with buyers’ remorse over a $120,000 education. The lousy job market isn’t the schools’ fault, but training these cheeky legal eagles to spread […]
An unusual $125 million bond issuance by Dewey & LeBoeuf two years ago is likely a big reason the law firm is in serious financial trouble, five law-firm management experts said Monday. The bond, purchased by institutional investors in 2010, was one of only a handful of private placement bonds ever issued by a law […]
Here’s a list of ten guidelines you should consider when developing an Internet AUP for your organization. These guidelines will help you develop a plan that is security conscious, yet still flexible enough to help get the most out of your technology. via 10 Guidelines for an Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
New York-based lawyers have been banned from joining a new breed of law firm that allows external investors in a move that could deal a blow to international firms considering third-party capital. The New York State Bar Association, the biggest of America’s lawyer groups with 77,000 members, said on Wednesday it had ruled that any […]
Need help devising a truly kick-ass digital marketing strategy? Looking for an expert to help give you an extra edge? Maybe you should just ask the nearest trial lawyer. Because the Institute for Legal Reform would like you to know that, man, do trial lawyers ever know their stuff when it comes to digital marketing. […]
Over the last few years, the legal market has changed dramatically. We live in a buyer’s market in which the clients hold the upper hand and can demand financial concessions from their attorneys that go beyond lower hourly rates. This good news for clients might sound like bad news for lawyers. If lawyers can’t charge […]
Say you are in a group photo. When the photo is posted, who is the first person you look at? You, of course. And it’s the same when you are trying to market your business: People almost always look at the photo before the text. A good-quality photo can make or break your desired goal […]
A topic that concerns every law firm CIO and IT manager today is whether to permit legal professionals to bring their own computing devices to work, for work. In more colloquial terms, the question is whether to accept or deny the “consumerization of IT.” I think we’re beyond that question, as it’s already happening. The […]
HR managers want to “get invited to the table,” says attorney Jonathan Segal, a featured speaker at SHRM’s Employment Law and Legislative Conference, going on this week in Washington, DC, “but asking isn’t the way to get the invitation. via Tips for HR Pros: Working with the C-Suite.