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Law Firms Promote Flexible Work Arrangements Lawyers Don’t Use

Law Firms Promote Flexible Work Arrangements Lawyers Don’t Use

Even though many Big Law firms tout progressive flex-time, reduced hours and telecommuting policies, most of their attorneys aren’t taking advantage of them, according to the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, a think tank focused on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. In a survey of 28 Big Law firms published Wednesday, the alliance found that

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Where Have All the Big Law Associates Gone? (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This column is written by two legal recruiters. By Bob Graff and Michelle Fivel, Major, Lindsey & Africa Sourcing and recruiting qualified, experienced mid-level associates has become difficult. Today, there are significantly fewer candidates than there had been previously, and law firms, as well as in-house legal teams, are feeling the pinch. There

The name placard for Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, is placed on a witness table before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation for Gorsuch in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 20, 2017. Gorsuch goes before a Senate committee as a heavy favorite, given Republican control, to win confirmation to a lifetime seat on the nations highest court. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Gorsuch’s Goal in High Court Confirmation Hearing: Don’t Mess Up

Neil Gorsuch’s mission is straightforward: Don’t mess up. President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee goes before a Senate committee starting Monday as a heavy favorite, given Republican control, to win confirmation to a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court. All Gorsuch, 49, has to do is stick to what’s mostly a well-worn script

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, listens as Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, not pictured, speaks during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Gorsuch Not a Sure Vote for Trump as Immigration Battles Build

By Joel Rosenblatt and Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News A Mexican immigrant who twice entered the U.S. illegally has one man in particular to thank for being able to live and work in Oklahoma City with his family — Judge Neil M. Gorsuch. Gorsuch, the nominee President Donald Trump is betting on to be his Supreme Court tie-breaker,

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Oscars Blunder Adds Risk for PwC Defense at MF Global Trial

By Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg News PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s epic screw-up at the Oscars could carry a high cost if jurors arrive at a malpractice trial next week suspecting the global accounting firm is error-prone. Until a PwC accountant handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for the Best Picture award, its lawyers only had to worry about adversary MF

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H&R Block Shows How Automation Could Change Legal Profession

Lawyers concerned about how automation could affect their jobs may want to look at H&R Block’s recently announced plans to partner with IBM’s smart computer Watson. The consumer tax preparation company, which has about 10,000 brick and mortar retail locations in the U.S., announced last month that it’s reinventing itself: This tax season, customers who

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Lawyer Pair Can Represent Each Other at Depositions

Two lawyers who are potential witnesses in a malpractice case can represent each other at their respective depositions, a federal magistrate judge in Nevada held Feb. 23. There’s no basis for a protective order to keep them from hearing each other’s deposition testimony, and the ethics rule on lawyer-witnesses doesn’t mandate their disqualification, Magistrate Judge C. W. Hoffman Jr. said.

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Wake Up Call: Wells Fargo Docks GC’s Bonus Amid Scandal

• Wells Fargo & Co. said it will withhold 2016 cash bonuses from eight senior executives and claw back compensation received in 2014 as the board holds managers accountable for the bogus-account scandal that hit the company last year. Among the affected is its general counsel, James Strother. (Bloomberg) The bank also warned investors it may find