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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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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications some helpful tips for maximizing your LinkedIn presence in a low-maintenance way.

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The Biglaw Firms That General Counsel Absolutely Adore

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An Above the Law review of a BTI Power Rankings report reports that only 33 percent of general counsel find themselves in a state of “clientopia” with their go-to law firms.

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The Lawyer, the Addict

The Lawyer, the Addict

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In a New York Times article, the ex-wife of a high-powered Silicon Valley lawyer looks back at the decline and eventual death of her ex-husband — a death caused by a drug addiction that no one else had seen slowly changing his life.

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The Marketing Appeal of #AppellateTwitter

The Marketing Appeal of #AppellateTwitter

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Christina DePinto of Muse Communications discusses the creation of a hashtag that captures a certain zeitgeist — benefiting a law firm looking for a marketing boost.

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Participation Requested: 2nd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Report

Participation Requested: 2nd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Report

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Exterro is conducting its 2nd Annual Law Firm Benchmarking Survey on law firms’ legal processes, specifically relating to project management practices and e-discovery services.

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Spat Between Lawyers Over Mocking Ad Lands in Federal Court

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A Baton Rouge lawyer accuses another lawyer of trademark infringement and misappropriation of identity. The suit seeks monetary damages.

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Merger With Norton Rose Means No More Chadbourne & Parke

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Above the Law reports that the combined firm, which will operate under the Norton Rose Fulbright name, has about 1,000 lawyers in the U.S. , with roughly 300 of them in New York City alone.

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Class Action Accuses Steptoe & Johnson of Gender Bias

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Ji-In Houck of Los Angeles says her starting pay at the firm as a contract attorney was barely half the $165,000 that inexperienced male lawyers made – though she had experience in civil litigation.

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Vault Releases List: Top 100 Law Firms for Prestige for 2018

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Vault based its ranking on scores from nearly 18,000 law firm associates surveyed earlier this year, who were asked to rate law firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige.

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International Association of Defense Counsel Publishes Defense Counsel Journal Spring 2017 Edition

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The International Association of Defense Counsel has published the spring 2017 edition of its Defense Counsel Journal, which is available for free to non-IADC members via the IADC website.

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Bored by $1,000-an-Hour Pay, a Lawyer Hunts Wall Street Scores

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Bloomberg Law profiles lawyer Dan Brockett, who ditched a job representing the world’s biggest banks for $1,000 an hour, and started earning his keep by suing the very companies that used to pay his bills — working on a contingency.

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GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

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Marsh & McLennan Companies’ GC now requires the company’s biggest outside law firms to use an anti-hacking electronic communication technology known as Transport Layer Security, according to a report from Bloomberg Law.

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Hogan Lovells Combines with Collora, Adding Boston Office

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Global law firm Hogan Lovells is joining the Boston market through a combination with Collora as of September 1, 2017.

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How to Make the Case for a Smaller Law Firm to Your Board

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With a smaller law firm, seasoned attorneys are the norm, rather than the associates who typically handle day-to-day business for the big law firms, writes Norm Finkel of Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg, LLC.

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ConnectLive 2017 London Scheduled in London

Event, June 27-28, 2017
ConnectLive London 2017 will bring together iManage customers including CIOs, IT professionals, technical architects, legal administrators and professional services firm executives to learn and share ideas on how professional work is changing and how the management of work product is adapting in response to those changes.

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Making the Most of Your Legal Blog

Making the Most of Your Legal Blog

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Amy Boardman Hunt of Muse Communications discusses how to make the most of your legal blog, including the major elements of blog writing and maintenance, as well as some of the back-end SEO elements that will help drive readers to your content.

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Preparing for Your Professional Headshot

Preparing for Your Professional Headshot

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Photographers for lawyers are relying on a series of ‘environmental’ photo backgrounds, full body–length images, candid poses and other techniques that can add distinction and a degree of personality, according to Androvett Legal Media and Marketing.

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Dechert Lets Multiple Associates Go After Performance Reviews

Dechert Lets Multiple Associates Go After Performance Reviews

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Dechert’s announcement this week that it has laid off several associates after a round of performance reviews may signal a boldness and lack of concern for public criticism that could spell trouble across the industry, writes Joe Patrice for Above the Law.

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Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

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The LawGeex book includes practical advice based on dozens of interviews, real life experiences and personal recommendations from in-house lawyers and legal experts who have used technology to cut costs and reduce legal inefficiency.

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At Lunch With David Boies, 20 Years After His Departure From Cravath

At Lunch With David Boies, 20 Years After His Departure From Cravath

Profile
Above the Law profiles legendary litigator David Boies, 20 years after he left Biglaw to found his own firm.

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