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Legal project management software helps law firms keep tasks organized during key processes such as e-discovery and tracking production, a trio of panelists said Tuesday.
Gilbert LLP, a litigation firm based in Washington, D.C., announced on Tuesday the launch of Tesseract Data Services, a legal technology subsidiary that will both assist with matters at the firm and independently advise clients.
The U.S. Trustee's Office told a Texas bankruptcy court Tuesday that a $257,000 fee application submitted by a former Jackson Walker attorney working for IEH Auto Parts Holding LLC should be denied in its entirety because the lawyer did not disclose a personal relationship with a since-resigned judge serving as a mediator in the proceedings.
Spencer Fane LLP has added a partner focused on corporate and tax matters from Florida firm Gunster to its Tampa office.
Law firms should go through an extensive procurement process before acquiring generative artificial intelligence tools, including checking with clients on the use of those specific technologies, a panel of experts said Monday.
Balch & Bingham LLP announced it has hired a Williams Mullen attorney to join the firm as a partner in its environmental and natural resources practice in its Washington, D.C., office.
More than half of lawyers at midsize and small law firms believe that artificial intelligence isn't reliable yet and distrust the technology, according to a report on midsize law firm trends released Tuesday by law practice management platform Clio.
Law firms have long strived for better diversity in their ranks, but the effort to make a more organized, concentrated push to improve representation is still in its infancy, according to a recent survey of diversity professionals at major U.S. firms.
A preliminary report from the Texas bar's artificial intelligence task force offered a sweeping look at the challenges and opportunities the technology presents for the legal profession in the state, with possible recommendations touching on attorney ethics, the use of AI in the court system, and other topics.
Augmented reality in courtrooms is years away at best, but recent advancements have inspired legal experts to imagine how this technology might improve evidence presentations in courts.
Tucker Arensberg PC expanded its Pittsburgh office with this week's addition of a former Hogan Lovells attorney who specializes in corporate and compliance law.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has added a chief operating officer who was previously in a senior business position at DLA Piper, the firm announced on Monday.
An unpersuasive argument doesn't make an appeal frivolous or sanctionable, Wilkes & Associates PA has told a Florida federal court, urging it to reject Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP's request to double a bankruptcy court's fee award.
FisherBroyles LLP announced Monday that the founder of a Chicago boutique firm joined its litigation practice as a partner.
White and Williams LLP has prepared for the spring retirement of one of its practice leaders with the promotion this month of two partners to co-chair the labor and employment group.
An Akerman LLP partner with more than three decades of life sciences experience under his belt has joined Carlton Fields in Atlanta, the firm announced Monday.
The former head of aging client services for Wells Fargo has joined Stevens & Lee PC's litigation department and its senior investor compliance services team in its Bergen County, New Jersey, office.
An insurance policy battle between an exterior building product manufacturer and its insurer over who should pay for a law firm's services in a separate lawsuit spilled into Ohio federal court this week after the insurer removed the company's case from state court to the federal arena.
Law firms have continued to raise billing rates in 2023, according to a report released Friday that broke down average billable rates across timekeeper roles, including partners, associates and paralegals.
Virtual law firm FisherBroyles LLP announced Friday that it hired a pair of Los Angeles-based intellectual property partners from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP leads this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as a New York federal judge ruled in favor of a pair of photographers who launched separate but related copyright infringement suits alleging that well-known appropriation artist Richard Prince stole their work.
Wiggin and Dana handling a $1.8 billion aerospace acquisition and Morgan & Morgan winning an interim lead counsel battle lead off this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping the top matters for Mid-Law firms from Jan. 12 to 26.
Outside counsel are often trained to respond to email at all hours and deliver on requests from corporate clients posthaste, a culture of on-demand service that has played a part in mental health challenges in the profession. In recent years, though, some clients have begun to push for a paradigm shift.
As he prepares to step into his new role as board chair of the global legal network Meritas, which connects small and midsize firms to trusted counterparts in other jurisdictions, the Vancouver-based attorney Luca Citton told Law360 Pulse in a recent interview how he plans to raise the organization’s profile.
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP's managing partner since 2018 has been reelected to his third term as the firm's leader.
Technological shifts during the pandemic and beyond should force firms to rethink how legal secretaries can not only better support timekeepers but also participate in elevating client service, bifurcating the role into an administrative support position and a more elevated practice support role, says Lauren Chung at HBR Consulting.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Ace My Upcoming Annual Review?
Jennifer Rakstad at White & Case highlights how associates can emphasize achievements and seek support before, during and after their annual review, despite the pandemic’s negative effects on face time with colleagues and business development opportunities.
In order to be perceived as prestigious by clients and potential recruits, law firms should take their branding efforts beyond designing visual identities and address six key imperatives to differentiate themselves — from identifying intangible core strengths to delivering on promises at every interaction, says Howard Breindel at DeSantis Breindel.
Law firms looking to streamline matter management should consider tools that offer both employees and clients real-time access to documents, action items, task assignee information and more, overcoming many of the limitations of project communications via email, says Stephen Weyer at Stites & Harbison.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can I Successfully Switch Practices?
Associates who pivot into new practice areas may find that along with the excitement of a fresh start comes some apprehension, but certain proactive steps can help tame anxiety and ensure attorneys successfully adapt to unfamiliar subjects, novel internal processes and different client deliverables, say Susan Berson and Hassan Shaikh at Mintz.
Amid demands from clients and prospective hires for greater sustainability efforts, law firms should think beyond reusable mugs and create programs that incorporate clear leadership structures, emission tracking and reduction goals, and frameworks for reporting results, says Gayatri Joshi at the Law Firm Sustainability Network.
Associates may hesitate to take on the added commitment of pro bono matters, but such work has tangible skill-building benefits, so firms should consider compensation and leadership strategies to encourage participation, says Rasmeet Chahil at Lowenstein Sandler.
The pandemic has likely exacerbated the prevalence of problem drinking in the legal profession, making it critical for lawyers and educators to address alcohol abuse and the associated stigma through issue-specific education, supportive assistance and alcohol-free professional events, says Erica Grigg at the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program.
OpinionLawyers Have Duty To Push For Immigration Court Reform
Attorneys must use their collective voice to urge federal lawmakers to create an Article I immigration court outside executive branch control, helping address the conflicts of interest, political influence and lack of adjudication consistency that prevent migrants from achieving true justice, say Elia Diaz-Yaeger and Carlos Bollar at the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Based on their own firm's experiences, Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert discuss strategies and unique legal industry considerations for law firms planning hybrid models of remote and in-office work in a post-COVID marketplace.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Can 1st-Year Attys Manage Remote Work?
First-year associates can have a hard time building relationships with colleagues, setting boundaries and prioritizing work-life balance in a remote work environment, so they must be sure to lean on their firms' support systems and practice good time management, say Jenny Lee and Christopher Fernandez at Kirkland.
Attorney team leaders have a duty to attend to the mental well-being of their subordinates with intention, thought and candor — starting with ensuring their own mental health is in order, says Liam Montgomery at Williams & Connolly.
As law firms begin planning next year's summer associate events, they should carefully examine how choice of venue, activity, theme, attendees and formality can create feelings of exclusion for minority associates, and consider changing the status quo to create multiculturally inclusive events, says Sharon Jones at Jones Diversity.
SeriesAsk A Mentor: How Do I Negotiate Long-Term Flex Work?
Though the pandemic has shown the value of remote work, many firms are still reluctant to embrace flexible working arrangements when offices reopen, so attorneys should use several negotiating tactics to secure a long-term remote or hybrid work setup that also protects their potential for career advancement, says Elaine Spector at Harrity & Harrity.
Instead of spending an entire semester on 19th century hunting rights, I wish law schools would facilitate honest discussions about what it’s like to navigate life as an attorney, woman and mother, and offer lessons on business marketing that transcend golf outings and social mixers, says Daphne Delvaux at Gruenberg Law.