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Women lawyers still hit glass ceiling

Aug 26, 2013
Women are still underrepresented as partners at big law firms, and still make less than their male counterparts.
Posted In: lawyers, gender gap, glass ceiling, women

Financial crisis profit-taking winds down -- for some

Jun 25, 2013
The layoffs at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges show that some companies face a crisis now that the business of cleaning up the financial crisis is over.
Posted In: lawyers, madoff, financial crisis, Lehman Brothers

Who owns the happy birthday song?

Jun 14, 2013
Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being asked to pay $1,500 to Warner Music to use the tune in her film.
Posted In: copyright, lawyers, Music, film

Sequester may slow federal court proceedings

Mar 27, 2013
The public lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal court worry sequester cuts could slow the wheels of justice.
Posted In: sequester, Law, lawyers

Lawyers' emails reveal the obvious: Attorneys' overcharge

Mar 26, 2013
Call it "churning," or "feather bedding." A suit against the world's largest law firm reveals blatant efforts to juice up legal bills.
Posted In: Law, lawyers

Need grows for bilingual lawyers

Aug 8, 2012
Though it remains a tough job market for recent law school graduates, patent fights that involve products made in Asia are driving a need for bilingual attorneys.
Posted In: Law, lawyers

Former SEC employment doesn't affect lawyers' work in private sector

Aug 6, 2012
A team of researchers has a new paper out today that looks at this effect on lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, lawyers

Job prospects getting worse for law school graduates

Jun 25, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reports that newly minted lawyers have only about a 50 percent chance of being employed as lawyers nine months out from graduation.
Posted In: law school, lawyers

Thinking about a living trust

Apr 5, 2012
There are many DIY software programs for setting up living trusts. Do you recommend going that route vs. utilizing an estate planning lawyer who'll charge full-fee? What is a reasonable fee range for a certified estate planning lawyer to set up a living trust? I am married with three kids. We own a single family home and one rental property. We do not own a business. My wife and I have checking, IRA, Roth IRA and 529 accounts. Thanks, Derek, Stockton, CA
Posted In: estate plan, living trusts, will, lawyers

A simpler name helps you get ahead

Feb 28, 2012
A new study shows that people with easier to pronounce names may be more likely to get ahead in the workplace.
Posted In: office, lawyers, study

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