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1815 ABA Journal Associates articles.

The financial costs for firms when women and minority lawyers leave

In this new episode of Asked and Answered, Ripa Rashid of Culture at Work talks to the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward about how can firms keep female and minority lawyers from leaving and the potentially high cost if and when they depart.

Percentage of black associates in large firms finally tops 2009 level, but not by much
The percentage of black associates in major law firms finally surpassed 2009 figures this year, according to a new diversity report by the National Association for Law Placement.
Afternoon Briefs: Missing ex-associate died in crash; Harvey Weinstein says his work has been forgotten

Missing ex-Littler associate died in a car crash

A former Littler Mendelson associate who was reported missing had died in a car crash, police in Georgia announced Friday. Demetrice Allen’s…

BigLaw partner who said she worked 3,173 billable hours is suspended for overbilling
A BigLaw partner who relied on her assistant to create first-draft billing records based on her work product has been suspended for six months for overbilling.
Law firms are ‘poised to grow’ as they report more success in lateral hiring
Law firms have an eye on expansion as revenues continue to grow.
Sanctions motion by BigLaw firm alleges plaintiffs made up pay-bias claims ‘out of whole cloth’
Jones Day has filed a motion seeking sanctions against plaintiffs who filed a $200 million lawsuit alleging that the law firm discriminates based on gender and motherhood.
Startup aims to give promising law grads another way into BigLaw
A startup called Legal Innovators is hiring and training law grads who show promise and is offering them to law firms and corporations at reduced rates.
BigLaw firm settles with 5 pregnancy-bias plaintiffs in $200M suit
Five out of seven plaintiffs who sued Morrison & Foerster for alleged “mommy track” bias have settled their claims after a mediation session, according to a court filing.
Associate bonus schedule set by Milbank is largely intact as more law firms make announcements
Most law firms that are announcing associate bonuses are sticking with the bonus range of $15,000 to $100,000 set by Milbank.
Afternoon Briefs: Law firm settles age bias suit; SCOTUS reviews Oracle’s $9B copyright claim

Pryor Cashman settles associate’s age bias suit

Pryor Cashman has settled a lawsuit by an associate who said the firm violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it fired…

Which BigLaw firms have jumped on the bonus bandwagon?
More BigLaw firms are announcing associate bonuses after Milbank was the first to reveal on Nov. 7 that it will keep year-end payments the same as last year.
Cravath announces associate bonuses; did the firm top Milbank?
Associates who were hoping that Cravath would set the standard with higher bonuses this year will be disappointed with the law firm’s Monday announcement.
BigLaw bonus season begins with announcement from Milbank

Milbank has beat Cravath to the punch by announcing its associate bonuses Thursday. The scale is the same as last year’s, and the bonuses range from $15,000 to $100,000 and will be paid Dec. 31.

Bias suit by former BigLaw associate claims retaliation caused ‘drastic drops’ in his billable hours
A black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm gave him so little work after he complained about racial bias that he billed only 5.9 hours over a three-month period.
Afternoon Briefs: Andrew Yang didn’t last long in BigLaw; suit against Taylor Swift revived

Andrew Yang lasted only five months in BigLaw

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang left Davis Polk & Wardwell in 2000 after spending only five months as an associate. He had…

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