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The integration of generative artificial intelligence into legal practice marks a pivotal shift in the industry. As in-house lawyers increasingly leverage these technologies, the volume and nature of work sought from outside counsel may change dramatically, according to a recent report.
While top corporate lawyers have a keen interest in how outside counsel will use generative artificial intelligence, many are in the dark about their law firms' views and strategies on the technology, according to a new report.
Seward & Kissel LLP announced Wednesday the latest addition to its leadership with the hiring of the chief marketing officer of investigations firm Nardello & Co.
An intellectual property law firm in Detroit has recruited a trio of patent prosecution lawyers, including a former software engineer at GM and another lawyer who is going to lead the firm's new office in St. Louis.
Perhaps he maintained eye contact during the boring meeting for a bit longer than expected. Or maybe when other lawyers rolled their eyes at the corny joke, she actually laughed.
California real estate boutique Miller Starr Regalia LLP is expanding its transactions team, bringing in a Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP real estate pro as a shareholder in its office in Walnut Creek, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As a young lawyer, Walter Bailey was on the team of attorneys who fought for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his final, fatal visit to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. More than 50 years later, Bailey still practices law — and he has no plans to stop.
Despite the hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence, few legal professionals belong to organizations that are adopting AI tools, according to the results of a new survey on Tuesday.
Kentucky-based Stites & Harbison PLLC has named a new chair of its environmental, energy and sustainability practice, replacing the group's long-time leader who will continue to practice with the firm.
A former executive at McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, who is accused with her husband of stealing over $3 million from the firm, doubled down on her discovery request this week for corporate credit card statements from several firm leaders, rejecting the argument that their credit card use is not comparable to hers.
Studies show time and again that attorneys are at greater risk for suicide and suicidal ideation than peers in other industries. Law360 spoke with eight attorneys who shared their personal stories about how the legal profession encourages behavior that can lead to suicidal ideation and how they found help.
Barley Snyder has named as its general counsel an experienced attorney who's been with the Pennsylvania firm for more than 40 years.
Foley Hoag LLP has promoted a bankruptcy partner to be a co-head of the Boston-based firm's New York office, the latest of several leadership position moves the firm has announced in 2024.
A former Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP partner is not entitled to long-term disability benefits, as he did not prove that his chronic fatigue syndrome kept him from doing his job, a Nevada federal judge has ruled.
Michelman & Robinson LLP has boosted its regulatory and administrative law practice with a partner in the Golden State who had been with Locke Lord LLP for more than a decade prior to her departure, the firm said Tuesday.
A family law firm has asked a Kansas federal judge to grant it a win in a former paralegal employee's lawsuit claiming she was mistreated and fired after reporting sexual harassment, saying her termination was because of performance issues.
Even as demand lagged and expenses went up last year, law firms took an aggressive approach to expanding their non-equity partner headcounts, according to the results of a survey by Citi Global's Wealth at Work Law Firm Group.
The Illinois Supreme Court launched a task force investigating uses of generative artificial intelligence, with a roster that includes judges, administrators and attorneys, a spokesperson at the courts has confirmed to Law360 Pulse.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP has hired a Steptoe LLP partner focused on tax and other matters in Washington, D.C., to lead the firm's exempt organizations practice, the firm announced Monday.
Attorneys from law firms Buchalter APC and Parker Milliken Clark O'Hara & Samuelian have been accused by members of a Los Angeles-based group of trusts of conspiring to help their client bilk nearly $20 million from the trusts in a Ponzi scheme.
A New Jersey state judge on Friday declined to remove McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP's former chief financial officer from a suit accusing him and his wife of stealing more than $3 million, noting that the heightened ethical duty imposed on law firms justifies keeping the claims alive.
Legal conference organizers have told Law360 Pulse that they are committed to fostering safe and inclusive events, and some changes have been made following recent accusations of sexual harassment and assault at legal events.
Moye White LLP, which has offices in Colorado and Georgia, has selected a commercial and real estate litigator and former accountant to serve as its next general counsel.
New Jersey-based Riker Danzig LLP announced the appointment of two experienced attorneys, including the first African-American judge in Middlesex County Superior Court's history, as co-chairs of the firm's diversity committee.
Kelley Kronenberg added four new partners throughout Florida this week, including a new business unit leader who recently served as an acquisition integration and turnaround advisor.
Recent legal challenges against DoNotPay’s "robot lawyer” application highlight pressing questions about the degree to which artificial intelligence can be used for legal tasks while remaining on the right side of both consumer protection laws and prohibitions against the unauthorized practice of law, says Kristen Niven at Frankfurt Kurnit.
At some level, every practicing lawyer is experiencing the ever-increasing speed of change — and while some practice management processes have gotten more efficient, other things about the legal profession were better before supposed improvements were made, says Jay Silberblatt, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Law firms will be able to reap great long-term benefits if they adopt strategies to nurture four critical components of their employees' psychological wellness and performance — hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism, says Dennis Stolle at the American Psychological Association.
With caseloads and spending increasing, in-house counsel might find themselves called to opine on the risks and benefits of litigation more often, and they should look at five Sun Tzu maxims from the ancient Chinese classic "The Art of War" to inform their approach to any suit, says Jeff Golimowski at Womble Bond.
Not only can effective mentorship have a profound impact on women and people of color entering the legal field, but it also benefits mentors and the legal profession as a whole, creating a true win-win situation for all involved, says Natasha Cortes at Grossman Roth.
Generative AI applications like ChatGPT are unlikely to ever replace attorneys for a variety of practical reasons — but given their practice-enhancing capabilities, lawyers who fail to leverage these tools may be rendered obsolete, says Eran Kahana at Maslon.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent elimination of a rule that partially counted pro bono work toward continuing legal education highlights the importance of volunteer work in intellectual property practice and its ties to CLE, and puts a valuable tool for hands-on attorney education in the hands of the states, say Lisa Holubar and Ariel Katz at Irwin.
Recommendations recently issued by a special committee of the Florida Bar represent a realistic, pragmatic approach to increasing the accessibility and affordability of legal services, at a time when the disconnect between the legal profession and the public at large has widened considerably, says Gary Lesser, president of the Florida Bar.
To assist Texas lawyers in effectively executing their duties, we should be working on succession planning, attorney wellness, and increasing understanding of the grievance system by both bar members and the public, says Laura Gibson, president of the State Bar of Texas.
Marjorie Peerce and Peter Jaslow at Ballard Spahr discuss the challenges of building a new law firm practice group from the ground up, and how sustained commitment, communication and collaboration are the key ingredients for success.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Relay Shortcomings To Associates?
Michael Cohen at Duane Morris discusses the best ways to articulate how an associate is not meeting expectations, and why documentation of performance management is crucial for their growth and protecting the firm from discrimination suits.
Several forces are reshaping partners’ expectations about profit-sharing, and as compensation structures evolve in response, firms should keep certain fundamentals in mind to build a successful partner reward system, say Michael Roch at MHPR Advisors and Ray D'Cruz at Performance Leader.
The legal profession faces challenges that urgently demand new solutions, and lawyers and firms can address this by leaning on other industries that have more experience practicing, teaching and incorporating innovation into their core business and service models, says Jennifer Leonard at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Americans with Disabilities Act and rules of professional conduct may help the legal profession promote lawyer well-being by focusing on mental conditions' actual impact, rather than on associated stereotypes, says Alex Long at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can New Partners Generate Business?
Christine Wong at MoFo discusses how newly elected partners can prioritize business development by creating a strategic plan with the firm's marketing team and strengthening relationships with professional and personal networks.