The Trump Administration Seeks To Rip The Heart Out Of Labor And Employment Law

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Paul Clement (by Alex Wong/Getty Images) “Your last chance to negotiate / Send in your seconds / See if they can set the record straight.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda On Monday, former Solicitor General Paul Clement and current Principal Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall will argue against workers and the National Relations Labor Board (NLRB or … Continue reading “The Trump Administration Seeks To Rip The Heart Out Of Labor And Employment Law”

Lunchtime With The Supreme Court

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When the Supreme Court is in session, the Justices share an hour-long lunch break. Talk of cases is forbidden, but they sometimes invite guests to enjoy the food and conversation. Who are the only two individuals who’ve been invited to be SCOTUS lunch guests on multiple occasions? Hint: Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “Those two have … Continue reading “Lunchtime With The Supreme Court”

New Judicial Analytics Platform Focuses On Los Angeles But Plans To Expand Nationally

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Two years ago, I wrote a post titled, In Litigation and Legal Research, Judge Analytics is the New Black, in which I discussed three products — Lex Machina, Ravel Law and ALM Judicial Perspectives — that were extracting data from court dockets and applying analytics to reveal insights about judges, such as how they might … Continue reading “New Judicial Analytics Platform Focuses On Los Angeles But Plans To Expand Nationally”

Autumn Podcasts From Legal Talk Network

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Break out the pumpkin-scented candles, because fall is here and it’s brought with it a fresh batch of legal podcasts. While lost in a corn maze or shopping for scarves, you can listen to podcasts about immigration current events, unconventional ways of using your law degree, and how you can help the victims of Hurricane … Continue reading “Autumn Podcasts From Legal Talk Network”

Is Mootness How The Travel Ban Dies?

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Ever since the Ninth Circuit put the kibosh on Donald Trump’s initial travel ban, lawyers have been bubbling that “mootness” might allow the Supreme Court to kick the case without deciding it on its merits. Ever since the Court teed up the mootness issue in its per curiam opinion, those who oppose the ban have … Continue reading “Is Mootness How The Travel Ban Dies?”

Non-Sequiturs: 09.22.17

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* Skadden is getting sucked into the Paul Manafort investigation. Will the firm’s stellar reputation suffer as a result? [Law and More] * As a woman, “business casual” is fraught with peril. Here is some handy advice for surviving — without a faux pas. [Corporette] * Four ways Neil Gorsuch could ruin your life. Only … Continue reading “Non-Sequiturs: 09.22.17”

See Also: There But For The Grace Of God

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THOUGHT AND PRAYERS: For Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s family and all the people in Puerto Rico. STRONG MEN ALSO CRY: And strong women. Kathryn Rubino argues that crying isn’t a sign of weakness. I wouldn’t know — I’m a man, so stomping and challenging people to fight me in real life is totally acceptable professional behavior … Continue reading “See Also: There But For The Grace Of God”

Jamie Dimon Is Still Thirsty For Crypto Tears

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Last time Jamie Dimon deigned to comment on bitcoin, he precipitated what eventually became a 20 percent plunge in the cryptocurrency (aided in part by the Chinese government). He also triggered a deluge of protests from the bitcoin world: Jamie Dimon doesn’t get it; he’s conflicted; he’s afraid; etc. The best response, as always, came … Continue reading “Jamie Dimon Is Still Thirsty For Crypto Tears”

Another Law Firm Merger That Could Lead To Layoffs

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Congratulations to Dentons on its pending merger with Maclay Murray & Spens, announced in July and expected to close in late October or early November. The Dentons acquisition of Maclay Murray, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms, gives the Biglaw behemoth an even stronger platform in the United Kingdom. It also represents continued growth for … Continue reading “Another Law Firm Merger That Could Lead To Layoffs”

2 Unconsidered, Yet Highly Valuable Metrics For New Client Development

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Attorneys are under pressure to do more with less and many struggle to strike the right balance between practicing law and running their business.  The 2016 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study by Thomson Reuters identified the #1 small law firm management challenge as developing new client business and client satisfaction ratings are a … Continue reading “2 Unconsidered, Yet Highly Valuable Metrics For New Client Development”

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