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Top 6 Reasons Why Your Partner Compensation Isn’t Higher

A few general rules of thumb that help explain why you are likely hitting a plateau when it comes to compensation.
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Michael Allen, Partner Issues, Lateral Link, Mainspring Legal

That Moment When The Partners Are Making Your Life A Living Hell

Sometimes it's just not worth it to stay at your firm.
Tags: Law, Health / Wellness, Small Law Firms, Partner Issues, The Struggle

Take The Money Where It Comes…

Lawyers can be an interesting bunch, especially when it comes to money issues. On the one hand, our profession is among the most open when it comes to compensation issues, whether in the form of Biglaw associate salaries or firms touting their profits per partner. On the other hand, lawyers can be very coy when […]
Tags: Money, Law, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Partner Issues, Gaston Kroub

Awful Advice On How To Show Companies That Your Law Firm Is ‘Diverse’

Pushing all minority associates into the same practice area isn't a good look.
Tags: Law, Racism, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Partner Issues, Minority Issues, Vivia Chen, Labor / Employment, Diversity and Inclusion

Morning Docket: 02.11.19

* “We take the allegations against Justin very seriously.” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia who’s embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster, where he’s a partner, as the firm itself conducts its own investigation into the allegations. [National Law Journal] * High revenue and even higher demand resulted in law firms posting their best results since just before the recession, with Am Law 50 and niche/boutique firms outperformi...
Tags: Politics, Television, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marco Rubio, Miami, Amy Klobuchar, Pbs, Biglaw, Finding Your Roots, Election 2020, Justin

Advice On How To Make Partner At A Biglaw Firm From Someone Who Made The Jump

Being a good lawyer counts, but so does being nice.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Partner Issues, Brandon Moseberry

The Size Of Biglaw Partnership Classes Is Shrinking

Bad news if you're trying to go for that brass ring.
Tags: Law, Diversity, PPP, Biglaw, Partner Issues, The Jabot

Partners Should Listen To Their Associates More

The fact that newer lawyers more recently studied for the bar exam, or have different perspectives, could be an asset to a law firm. 
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Partner Issues, Associate Advice, Jordan Rothman

Morning Docket: 02.06.19

* Only four Supreme Court justices attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Chief Justice John Roberts was accompanied in the front row by Justices Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh — who still likes beer, but was unable to participate in any #SOTU drinking games. [USA Today] * Biglaw partnership classes are getting smaller and smaller, which is making it that much harder for women and minorities to advance at their firms. In fact, it’s becoming a s...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Biglaw, Reuters, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Jacksonville Business Journal, Jerry Sandusky

The Biglaw Firm That Keeps Losing Partners Is Revamping Their Leadership Structure

The firm has created a new role to support "law firm 2.0."
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Partner Issues, LeClairRyan, Elizabeth Acee

The Biglaw Firm That Keep Losing Partners Is Revamping Their Leadership Structure

The firm has created a new role to support "law firm 2.0."
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Partner Issues, LeClairRyan, Elizabeth Acee

Why Summer Associate Jobs Don’t Tell You Anything About A Firm

Think you’re going to have real interactions with partners? Ain’t no partner got time for that.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, Partner Issues, Summer Associates

Permission Granted

Have you been 'asking permission to be successful' at your firm? Stop asking. Reframe the situation.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Partner Issues, Will Meyerhofer, The People's Therapist

Former Biglaw Chairman Dies In Fiery Blaze

According to a colleague, he 'thought about the law as a noble calling, and not just as a business or a profession.'
Tags: Law, Deaths, Biglaw, Disasters / Emergencies, Partner Issues, Sullivan & Cromwell, John Merow, Mary Merow

5 Steps Every Law Firm Leader Should Take Now To Prepare For 2019

Law firm leaders: it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s where to start.
Tags: Law, Advice, Biglaw, James Goodnow, Partner Issues, Ideas for 2019

Law Firm Partner Shot To Death In Murder-Suicide

Police say there was no previous history of domestic violence.
Tags: Murder, Law, Suicide, Deaths, Small Law Firms, Partner Issues, Danny Kilgore Jr, Laura Crowley

Morning Docket: 01.04.19

* That was quick! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she'd wait until the Mueller report came out to talk about the possibility of impeaching the president, but one of her colleagues is planning to re-introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on the first day of the new Congress. [CNN] * The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a confirmation hearing for William Barr, the nominee for U.S. attorney general, on January 15, and he'll get the "same fair and thorough vetting process" as all of his ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Attorney General, Boston, America, House, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump, Doj, Ageism, Brad Sherman, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee

Morning Docket: 01.02.19

* Out of the mouths of babes federal judges: “Those conclusions – that the president’s statements on national security are not always to be taken literally or to be trusted – are legal victories for his Justice Department....” Did you think you’d ever see a something like this written about the U.S. president? That’s our Trump! [USA Today] * A good New Year’s resolution for the federal judiciary? Chief Justice John Roberts says that while progress has been made when it comes to protecting law c...
Tags: Gender, New York, Law, California, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Nbc News, Domestic Violence, Hawaii, Courts, National Security, Usa Today, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment

Biglaw Partner Makes Life-Saving Donation This Holiday Season: A Kidney

Please consider giving someone the gift of life. You could be a match!
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Partner Issues, John Worden, Kidney Donations, Schiff Harden

The Never-Ending Billable Hour: A 106-Year-Old Is Still Working At The Biglaw Firm Where He Started His Career

He loves the time he's spent at his firm -- all 80 years of it.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Paul Weiss, Partner Issues, Mordecai Rochlin, Mordie Rochlin

Biglaw Firm Whose Latest Partnership Did No Favors For Diversity Pledges To ‘Do Better’ Next Time

The firm's chairman hopes this PR nightmare won't 'erase the firm’s diversity achievements over the past 75 years.'
Tags: Law, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Law Firm Diversity, Quote Of The Day, Paul Weiss, Partner Issues, Minority Issues, Brad Karp

The Only Biglaw Firm To Announce An All-Women Partnership Class

Some law firms are mindful about diversity and gender equality -- this is one of them.
Tags: Law, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Partner Issues

Making Partner Is Not As Awesome As You’d Think

Not all partners in Biglaw are created equal.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Partner Issues, Non-Equity Partners, Equity Partners, Jordan Rothman

Morning Docket: 12.10.18

* It's official: 2018 has been the best year for law firms since the Great Recession. Per Wells Fargo’s Legal Specialty Group, the legal industry will soon see its "strongest annual performance in a decade." Biglaw is back, baby! [American Lawyer] * Now that federal prosecutors have linked President Trump to crimes committed during his 2016 campaign, the focus has shifted to the family business -- but thus far, special counsel Robert Mueller hasn't tipped his hand as to whether or how Trump's f...
Tags: Law, Immigration, Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York Times, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Biglaw, Trump, Kirkland & Ellis, Michael Cohen, Ninth Circuit, Trump Organization, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Employment Statistics

Morning Docket: 12.07.18

* Which Supreme Court justice is apparently the best at throwing shade at her colleagues during oral arguments? It's Justice Kagan. Sick burn, Your Honor. [National Law Journal] * "Presidential harassment"? President Trump is blaming special counsel Robert Mueller's election interference probe for his low Rasmussen Reports approval rating of 50 percent. Damn, when a pollster known for favoring the president is only giving him a 50 percent rating, you know it's pretty bad. [POLITICO] * Speaking...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Weight Gain, Biglaw, Trump, Michael Cohen, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Rasmussen Reports, Which Supreme Court, Quinn Emanuel, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Partner Issues

Associates At Cravath Make More Money Than Partners A Dozen Biglaw Firms

Firms tell associates they appreciate them with money.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Partner Issues

Morning Docket: 11.26.18

* In an effort to bypass the decisions -- and injunctions -- of lower appellate courts, the Trump administration has taken the "highly unusual step" of asking the Supreme Court to issue a ruling on its transgender military ban. [USA Today] * In other news, the Trump administration has reportedly struck a deal with Mexico that will completely overhaul our asylum system so that seekers will have to Remain in Mexico (the plan's eloquent name) while their cases move through our courts. [Washington ...
Tags: New York, Money, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Mexico, Immigration, Fbi, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bonuses, Biglaw, James Comey, Trump, Transgender Rights