The “Basics of E-Discovery” guide from Exterro

12 September 2016 – Last year Exterro launched a new e-discovery resource called the Basics of E-Discovery guide. It is a brilliant guide.  We have worked with it and it is a an easy to read, approachable,

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Contract lawyers: just a screwed generation?

4 March 2016 – This week we had two publications focus on the contract attorney market, both quoting The Posse List and also quoting a number of Posse List members. Michael Goldhaber, a writer for

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“What a jerk!! He MUST be studying law!”

14 January 2015 – Yep, it seems it is the first question college students as each other:“What’s your major?”  Perhaps the most superfluous. Spend a little time getting to know

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Law schools race to meet students’ demands: the business that is called “the law”

30 November 2015 – For some years now pundits have been writing about the “deprofessionalization of the legal profession”, a malaise which, it is claimed, has infected the profession

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U.S. labor laws and overtime: your comments

2 September 2015 – Over the weekend we published a notice about the Department of Labor’s proposed a new rule regarding overtime and the opportunity to make comments.  We noted that United Contract

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The Department of Labor has proposed a new rule regarding overtime and seeks comment

29 August 2015 – The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new rule regarding the overtime exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act (click here to view the proposed rule). United Contract Attorneys is

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Contract attorney lawsuit against Skadden Arps can proceed, appeals court says; case could enable temporary lawyers hired for routine document review to earn extra wages

23 July 2015 – A lawsuit demanding overtime pay from legal heavyweight Skadden, Arps can proceed, an appeals court ruled today, potentially clearing the way for temporary lawyers hired to do routine

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This firm marked up contract attorney reviewer billings over 500 percent … and that’s not the worst part

From Doug Austin at eDiscovery Daily: June 3, 2015 – Remember when we asked the question whether a blended document review rate of $466 per hour is excessive? Many of you weighed in on that one

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Skadden fights contract lawyer’s claims in the U.S. Second Circuit

1 June 2015 – Last week the U.S. Second Circuit heard the Lola vs. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom case which is testing whether some purportedly professional work might in fact be eligible

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U.S. student debt hangover ruins that “American dream” (ha, ha)

Angela Gambetta, Managing Director/The Posse List 9 May 2015 – About a decade ago, American consumers seemed the most debt-addicted people on the planet. Then … bingo … around 2008 something

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