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Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

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The easier you can make it for reporters and their colleagues to do their jobs, the more likely you are to get them interested in your case, points out Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications..

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Study Finds Top Law Firms’ Male Partners Make 53% More Than Female Partners

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Most male partners don’t perceive a problem with pay differences, according the new survey.

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Supreme Court Suggests Forcing Lawyers to Pay Bar Association Dues Violates Their Free Speech

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At least 30 states require the dues, in most cases with bar associations regulating the legal profession by licensing lawyers and disciplining those who violate the rules.

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Multitask Your Legal Marketing

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Whatever your favorite cause is – whether it’s sports, politics, animals, social issues, children’s issues, or the arts – there are countless ways to indulge that passion while building your professional network.

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Firms Match Biglaw Associate Bonuses, But One Firm Raises the Bar

Firms Match Biglaw Associate Bonuses, But One Firm Raises the Bar

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Above the Law has put together a collection of reports on Biglaw’s generosity for associates, with firm after firm matching Cravath’s season-end scale of $100,000 for top associates.

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N.Y. Lawyer Gives Up License Over Commingled Client Funds

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Bloomberg Law reports that a New York lawyer who commingled his own funds with client funds in his personal bank account will no longer be practicing law.

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E-Discovery Day Observance Set for December 4

E-Discovery Day Observance Set for December 4

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This one-day industry-wide, vendor-neutral celebration, will feature an all-star lineup of complimentary in-person events and online webcasts.

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Houston Appellate Lawyer J. Stephen Barrick Named Partner at Hicks Thomas

Houston Appellate Lawyer J. Stephen Barrick Named Partner at Hicks Thomas

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Texas-based litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP announced that Houston appellate specialist and trial lawyer J. Stephen Barrick has been named a partner in the firm.

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Former Dewey CFO Released From Jail After His Current Firm Pays His $1M Fine

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Joel Sanders was convicted for misleading lenders and bond buyers about the firm’s finances before its 2012 collapse.

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Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

Legal Departments Sending Less Cash to Big Law, Survey Says

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that corporate law departments are spending more, but less of that that money is landing in Big Law coffers, according to a new survey.

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Be Unique for Better Law Firm Marketing

Be Unique for Better Law Firm Marketing

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When your marketing efforts are met with obstacles based on time, money or other factors, one of the best and most-underutilized ways to make sure you are seen and heard is to be unique, advises Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications.

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Biglaw Widow Says Firm Bears Some of the Blame for Husband’s Suicide

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The widow of Sidley Austin partner Gabe MacConaill has some harsh words for the stress that her husband endured while working at the firm before he took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot in October.

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Law Firm Associate Signing Bonuses Take a Dive, Recruiter Finds

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Special Counsel found that the average signing bonus this year so far is about $17,000, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Suit Claims Competitors Lured Away Legal Clients With Payments From ‘Briefcase Full of Cash’

Suit Claims Competitors Lured Away Legal Clients With Payments From ‘Briefcase Full of Cash’

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The ABA Journal reports that a $30 million lawsuit alleges a personal injury firm had its clients stolen by two competitors who sent case runners to a pain clinic where they enticed the patients to switch firms.

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New Survey Rates Big Law Policies to Build Gender Equality

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A new survey aims to move forward the conversation about equality in Biglaw by examining which firms are taking key steps to close persistent gender gaps.

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New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

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Exterro has published its 2018 Law Firm Benchmarking Report, in which more than 100 law firm professionals supplied advice and tips for getting more out of a law firm.

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LinkedIn is Boring – But Lawyers Should Be There Anyway

LinkedIn is Boring – But Lawyers Should Be There Anyway

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LinkedIn is the least popular of all the big social media channels, but it’s still considered a must for companies looking for business and individuals looking for work, writes Amy Boardman Hunt for Muse Communications.

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Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

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General counsels’ offices have been expressing renewed concern about whether even the biggest law firms are adequately protecting highly sensitive data.

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Paul Hastings Faces Malpractice Claims Over Cleanup Advice

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A California appellate court has given Tokai Intl. Holdings Inc. the go-ahead to proceed with cleanup cost-related malpractice claims against law firm Paul Hastings LLP, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

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Foley & Lardner LLP experienced a cybersecurity incident earlier this month, but said there was “no unauthorized access to client data.”

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