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When it comes to pricing, where should law firms draw the line on contract lawyers?

  12 June 2017 – Interesting post in today’s The American Lawyer on the issue of the cost and pricing of contract attorneys. If you do not have a subscription here is the full article: Susman

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When laughing during a congressional hearing is a crime – but a police shooting is not

4 May 2017 – Last month U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Justice Department officials to review reform agreements with troubled police forces nationwide, saying it was necessary to

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Contract attorney work goes back to the farm

  19 April 2017 – Waaaaaaay back in 2009 we wrote that even with contract attorneys providing law firms the opportunity to cut their bills/its costs with respect to e-discovery, the expenditures

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The AT&T/Time Warner merger announcement: a primer for contract attorneys

  By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. Eric De Grasse Catarina Conti   NOTE TO CONTRACT ATTORNEYS: on the “big side”, Sullivan & Cromwell is advising AT&T and Cravath Swaine &

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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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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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