18-year low for law grad employment according to NALP [with VIDEO]

  21 June 2013 – Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia interviewed NALP’s Executive Director James Leipold about NALP’s recently released annual report on the job market for law school

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Free webinar on May 30th: “The Current Landscape of Technology Assisted Review” – from Dickstein Shapiro and eTERA Consulting

                 “The Current Landscape of Technology Assisted Review” Date and Time:  Thursday, May 30, 2013     11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Since the issuance of Judge Peck’s

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Law for laymen: U.S. law schools expand master’s degree programs for non-lawyers

  20 May 2013 – Interesting piece in today’s National Law Journal on how law schools are expanding their programs for non-lawyers.  They lead with Emory law school which is among nearly

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Judge Slams Contract Attorney Charges In Madoff Feeder Fund Case

  14 May 2013 – A federal judge in New York approved a hotly disputed fee for lawyers who negotiated a $217 million settlement with Madoff “feeder funds,” but only after leveling

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Webinar on April 30th: “Utilizing Technology for Data Management and Information Readiness – Managing False Claims Act Litigation”

  “Utilizing Technology for Data Management and Information Readiness – Managing False Claims Act Litigation” Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST The Lance Armstrong False

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D.C.’s Finnegan Henderson: “we will reimburse non-lawyer staff members who seek to better themselves by pursuing a law degree. And the better your grades, the more we pay”

  25 April 2013 – Interesting story in the Washington Post a few days ago in case you missed it:  the law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner will reimburse non-lawyer

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Law firms’ excessive fees, Part II: “DLA Piper Is Not Alone: Why Law Firms Overbill”

  28 March 2013–  Coming hot and heavy after the New York Times piece (click here) on the lawsuit involving DLA Piper and law firm over billing  (“churn that bill, baby!”) comes —

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The DLA Piper law suit offers a peek at the practice of inflating a legal bill

  26 March 2013– Ah, The Law Factory.  A few weeks ago we had a U.S. District Court ordering a law firm to hand over information about contract attorneys it employed with respect to a lawsuit

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Contract lawyer in U.S. claims he is entitled to OT pay due to “extremely routine nature” of the job; seeks class action status

  6 March 2013– A lawyer who performed document review for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on a contract basis claims in a lawsuit that he is entitled to overtime pay for work in excess

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Firm must divulge information on contract lawyers in Citigroup case; challenge to firm’s “excessive” fees

  5 March 2013 –  Last week the federal judge in In re Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation, a shareholder lawsuit against Citigroup being heard in the U.S. District Court, Southern District

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