Larry Downes in Forbes has an article on the decline and (they presume) fall of Best Buy. Consider BigLaw as it stands today as Best Buy. A lot has been written, deservedly, about whether BigLaw is at risk from overpricing itself. I think there’s certainly risk there, especially outside bet-the-company (or at least bet-the-department or […]
Law firms across the country face an increasing number of online threats from entities that can range from shadowy American hackers to foreign governments. The advent of smartphones, tablets, and other remote work devices used by lawyers has only increased the risk of unwanted online exposure. via In the Tablet Age, Law Firms Face New […]
Legal research giant LexisNexis now has an e-book library application for law firms, based on a partnership with digital content distributor OverDrive. via Lexis Debuts E-Book Software for Law Libraries.
Social media and law firms seem about as companionable as a tuxedo and a T-shirt. With firms, you think of interrogatories and emails with three-sentence confidentiality statements. With social media, you may not think at all before posting “Mardi Gras 2012 Party!” photos on Facebook. Law firms’ traditional formality is no doubt a by-product of […]
The American Bar Association hopes to get information about how well the law school class of 2011 did in the job market into the hands of prospective law students as early as next month — a full year earlier than in the past. via ABA promises to slash lag time for publishing law schools’ jobs […]
It’s been five years since any state judge in Connecticut has received a pay increase. While it unlikely that any of those judges — whose annual salaries range from more than $146,000 to $162,000 — are starving, many of their peers in private practice are doing far better. That’s something that doesn’t sit well with […]
Lawyers don’t like to be honest about not making money. via The Practice: When Things Are Slow « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site – News, Commentary, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law School, Law Suits, Judges and Courts.
Private-practice lawyers and others engaged temporarily by government agencies are entitled to qualified immunity from being sued, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday. via Relief for private lawyers working for government agencies – Law.com.
Move over, Big Law. Small Law is in. And the trend has proven to be more than a temporary reaction to the 2008 financial meltdown. Four years later, corporate lawyers are flocking to small firms. via Bye-Bye Big Firm.
Prominent Connecticut trial lawyers have successfully backed proposals that require doctors to carry malpractice insurance. People in other professions, ranging from hairdressers to naturopaths, are likewise mandated to have similar coverage. But attorneys? No such requirement. via Connecticut Law Tribune: Disclosure For All.