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Swine Flu Claims the Life of Texas Lawyer Sidney Davis Jr

Swine Flu Claims the Life of Texas Lawyer Sidney Davis Jr Sidney Davis Jr, a partner at Texas firm Touchstone Bernays, died from complications of the H1N1 virus, better known as the Swine Flu. Davis was appointed last month to lead an investigation into the conduct of two Dallas County constables…>read more

No Comment October 28, 2009

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup Good morning everyone! Here’s a quick look back at yesterday’s news… Reed Smith is the latest firm to abandon lockstep compensation… NAWL has released its annual survey and it’s a good news/bad newssituation for women in BigLaw… A new law…>read more

No Comment October 28, 2009

Reed Smith Joins the Move Away from Lockstep

Reed Smith Joins the Move Away from Lockstep Citing client concerns with billing practices, Reed Smith announced a new compensation plan today. The new plan, which the company cleverly named CareeRS, separates associates into three tiers and three compensation plans based on performance. Associates will either be junior,…>read more

No Comment October 27, 2009

Good News/Bad News for Women in BigLaw

Good News/Bad News for Women in BigLaw The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) has released its fourth annual National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms and the results are a mixed bag. On the up side, the compensation gap between male and…>read more

1 Comment October 27, 2009

New California Law Provides Free Counsel in Some Civil Matters

New California Law Provides Free Counsel in Some Civil Matters Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill today that guarantees legal counsel to indigent respondents in some civil matters, such as foreclosures and child custody cases. The law applies to anyone whose income places them below 200% of the poverty level. Reaction…>read more

No Comment October 27, 2009

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup Good morning everyone! Here’s a quick peek at yesterday’s news… Senator Harry Reid announced the Senate version of the health care reform bill will include a public option… A Sikh has won his fight with the US Army and will…>read more

Comments Off October 27, 2009

Senator Reid Says Senate Bill to Include a Public Option

Senator Reid Says Senate Bill to Include a Public Option In a press conference today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the Senate version of the health care reform bill will include a public option, but give individual states the right to opt out. Although the current House version…>read more

1 Comment October 26, 2009

Sikh Wins Battle to Wear Religious Garb on Active Duty

Sikh Wins Battle to Wear Religious Garb on Active Duty As a young atheist in the Army, I took great delight in registering as a follower of various obscure religions each time I switched duty stations, because the base chaplain was supposed to provide appropriate services for me. It was…>read more

13 Comments October 26, 2009

Crowell & Moring Pick up Half of Folger Levin & Kahn in San Francisco

Crowell & Moring Pick up Half of Folger Levin & Kahn in San Francisco Last weekwe told you that Crowell & Moring were being hush hush about rumors the firm was prepared to merge with Folger Levin & Kahn. It turns out it wasn’t quite a merger. 29 of the 56 lawyers at Folger’s…>read more

No Comment October 26, 2009

New Round of Salary Cuts at Allen Matkins

New Round of Salary Cuts at Allen Matkins Allen Matkins is having a rough year. Back at the end of March the firm let some attorneys go. First year associate salaries were cut, along with the salaries of some additional associates. Now it appears they are finishing the…>read more

No Comment October 23, 2009

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Mass Torts Paralegal - - The candidates should have most or all of the following experience : *Medical records - ordering , organizing , digesting , analyzing , medical records *Direct client contac...