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Last week, Maryland Public Defender Nancy Forster, the state’s chief Public Defender since 2001, was suddenly terminated, with a reason given publicly, by a 2-1 vote of the Board of Trustees. Hours before the termination was made public, Forster fired…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2009
The Law Society of Scotland may cut employees, as it faces losing £1 million in revenue. The professional governing body is cutting the cost of practicing as a solicitor from £665 for a “for a compulsory practising certificate” to £565.…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2009
Gregory Page, formerly of Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, is launching his own practice in Springboro, Ohio, and will hire two attorneys and three staff before the end of the year. Gregory S. Page Co. LPA will focus on commercial and…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2009
Boston’s Mintz Levin, which cut associate salaries this month, is deferring start dates for members of its incoming 2009 associates class, again. Half the 2009 class will start in April 2010 — but the other half has been informed, personally…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2009
Proskauer Rose, which in July deferred its current Summer associates to Fall 2011, is also deferring its deferred 2009 incoming associate class in New York. The associates, who had already been deferred to March 2010, are now being pushed to…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2009
Good morning! Here are the top stories: Loeb & Loeb has “suspended” its Summer associates program at its New York office… Last week in law firm layoffs: an undisclosed number of attorneys were laid off at three firms… Skadden will…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2009
Recent laterals and layoffs in the legal sector: Stuart Levy joins Sughrue Mion as of counsel in the firm’s electrical/mechanical practice group in Washington, DC. Levy spent 37 years at the Patent & Trademark Office. Most recently, he was an…>read moreNo Comment August 24, 2009
Seyfarth Shaw has added lawyers to its intellectual property and corporate & finance groups in Atlanta, Georgia. Jack D. Todd joins as a partner from Morris, Manning & Martin. His practice concentrates on patent and trademark prosecution, strategic counseling, enforcement…>read moreNo Comment August 24, 2009
Boca Raton, Florida’s Sachs Sax Caplan has added two attorneys to its community association practice group. Samuel H. Golden joins as senior counsel from New York’s Godsberg, Zankel & Golden. He practices in the area of foreclosures and community association…>read moreNo Comment August 24, 2009
Skadden will hold its Summer associates program in 2010, but with less than half as many associates than in 2009. The firm had 225 summers this year, but will only have about 100 in 2010. No 2010 offers will be…>read moreNo Comment August 24, 2009
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