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Latham Completes Makeover After Chair’s Scandalous Exit

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The leadership changes come as mega-firms like Latham are locked in increasingly vigorous competition with high-profile rivals, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Law Firm PR Lessons Straight from Today’s Headlines

Law Firm PR Lessons Straight from Today’s Headlines

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While it may be obvious, the public relations lesson provided in two examples is simple: always tell the truth.

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One of North Texas’ Largest Women-Owned Law Firms Celebrates 10th Anniversary

One of North Texas’ Largest Women-Owned Law Firms Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Award-winning Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is celebrating its 10th year as one of the largest women-owned law firms in North Texas.

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Why Do Experienced Female Lawyers Leave? Disrespect, Social Constraints, ABA Survey Says

Why Do Experienced Female Lawyers Leave? Disrespect, Social Constraints, ABA Survey Says

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The ABA survey found that 54 percent of women in big law firms said they were responsible for arranging child care, as opposed to 1 percent of men.

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Class of 2017 Notched Best JD Employment Outcomes Since Recession

Class of 2017 Notched Best JD Employment Outcomes Since Recession

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The size of the 2017 graduating class was smaller, with just 34,922 graduates entering the job market compared to the historically large Class of 2013 that produced 46,776 job seekers, reports the National Association of Law Placement.

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Why Big Law Firms Care About Which Law School You Attend

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Biglaw jobs are enticing to many young attorneys, partly because of the six-figure salaries commonly paid to first-year associates at large law firms.

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‘Stupid, Dumb and Fat’ Comments Get Cleveland Lawyer Suspended

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A Cleveland lawyer who has already paid a $300,000 settlement to his former paralegal for insulting her has now been suspended from the practice of law for six months.

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Kean Miller Combines With Dupuis & Polozola

Kean Miller Combines With Dupuis & Polozola

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Kean Miller LLP has opened offices in The Woodlands, Texas, and Lafayette, Louisiana, by combining with the energy-focused law firm Dupuis & Polozola.

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Firm Disqualified for Dropping One Client, Then Suing It for Another

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A Massachusetts federal judge said Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP’s breach of duty of loyalty was clear and the situation was not “unforeseeable,” reports Bloomberg Law.

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Biglaw Partner Suspended After Accusing Small-Firm Litigator of Using Pregnancy to Delay Trial

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“Parental leave is not a compelling circumstance justifying the severe prejudice” that will be caused by delaying the trial, Paul Reid argued.

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Ex-Dentons Extortionist Faces Disciplinary Charges

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that a former Dentons associate who stole the firm’s confidential files and then tried to extort cash and artwork from the firm now faces attorney discipline charges.

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Burn Victim Sues Chinese Phone Subsidiary ZTE USA Over House Fire

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The plaintiff suffered serious burns from a fire he attributed to his recently purchased ZTE ZMax Pro Blu phone catching fire while he slept.

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S.H.E. Summit in Dallas Aug. 16 Will Focus on Gender Equality

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S.H.E. Summit Bacardi Dallas is a full-day program that convenes female and male leaders to network and accelerate the global advancement of women with a goal of reaching gender equality by 2030.

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How to Recycle Your Best Content to Market Your Law Practice

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The next time you pour yourself into a CLE presentation or a blog post, give some thought to how you can get more than one use out of all that work, advises Muse Communications.

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Lawyer Suspended for False Advertising, ‘Gross Incompetence’

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Daren Allen Webber’s incompetent representation of bankruptcy clients and violations of the rules on attorney advertising, the federal court found.

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Netflix v. Winston & Strawn Spotlights Advance Conflict Waiver

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The waivers—often broadly worded and vague—have become a regular feature of retainer agreements that large law firms execute with corporate clients, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Using Multi-Tiered Marketing to Amplify Your Legal Practice

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Winning recognition in such listings as The Best Lawyers in America presents a prime marketing opportunity that can go far beyond what many lawyers realize, writes Bruce Vincent for Muse Communications.

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Elite Firm Blows Right Through Going Market Rate for Associates

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Dovel & Luner associates also can count on bonuses based on the firm’s success, sometimes rising to as much as $700,000, reports Above the Law.

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Contractual Considerations for Lawyers Using the Cloud

Contractual Considerations for Lawyers Using the Cloud

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The standard contract firms offered by cloud-based providers sometimes do not weigh in favor of the law firm, writes Tom Kulik.

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Digital Content Marketing Survey – How to Reach In-House Counsel

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Only about half of in-house attorneys consider law-firm content “good to excellent,” the same as in 2017, and up only slightly since 2015, according to the 2018 State of Digital & Content Marketing Survey, released by Greentarget and Zeughauser Group.

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