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How to Master LinkedIn and All of its Features
How to Master LinkedIn and All of its Features
New Building Brings Hope for Higher Enrollment at Quinnipiac Law School
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Panel of Judges Dismisses Class Action Suits Against Law Schools from Chicago Area
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ERISA Lawyer of the Year Joins Mayer Brown

  Summary: Mayer Brown welcomes veteran litigant Nancy Ross as partner on their ERISA branch in Chicago. An outfit like Mayer Brown, with its global reach and dominance in the legal sector, carefully selects the partners it brings on board,… >read more

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Panel of Judges Dismisses Class Action Suits Against Law Schools from Chicago Area

Summary: A panel of three judges has dismissed the class action lawsuits filed against Chicago-area law schools claiming misrepresentation of employment statistics.  Consumer fraud class actions filed against Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University College of Law and the John Marshall… >read more

No Comment September 30, 2014
Crash Involving Tracy Morgan Takes Ugly Turn in Court Filing

  Summary: In an ugly turn of events, Wal-Mart is placing some of the blame on the victims of the truck-limo crash that killed one and severely injured Tracy Morgan.  Tracy Morgan and the other passengers in the limousine that was… >read more

No Comment September 30, 2014


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Top 8 Things You Must Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

Harrison Barnes | DATED: 09-29-2014

Everyone experiences ups and downs in their lives. Every problem and struggle you go through in your life is an opportunity to improve, to become stronger and to help others (and yourself). Use the problems you experience as a vehicle to grow and become a better person.

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From Global to Local: Debevoise & Plimpton Changes Asia Approach

Summary: In a rather smart move, New York-based global law firm Debevoise & Plimpton turns its Hong Kong outpost into a local law firm after beefing it up over the last year. The change will come into effect from October 2014. Debevoise’s presence in Hong Kong over the last two decades was as a foreign law firm.

Expert Witness Fees Touch the Sky with Litigation Becoming More Complex

Summary: Expert witnesses are earning more than ever with litigation becoming increasingly complex. With courts demanding that expert witnesses support their conclusions with greater evidence and analysis, qualified experts see a 15% year-on-year rise in assignments and a 3.2% increase in hourly rates. Highest hourly earners like physicians devote only 18% of their time to such work; however, many reported annualized earnings of over $1 million solely from expert witness assignments. According to the ExpertPages 2014 Survey, demand and hourly rates for expert witnesses has reached a 16-year high.

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Empower Yourself with the Stories of Others

Date: 18-September-2014

When you are working a given job, there are a set of expectations, a career line, a trajectory, that you don’t much have to think of, so much as follow, obey, and accept. What is expected of you at any job is usually made manifest, first, by the orders of your boss, and secondarily by […]  >read more

How to Master Your Situation When Laid Off

Date: 11-September-2014

  The ancient Greeks believed there were at least two classes of people: masters and slaves. Biologically, we no longer believe in this; as Americans we believe all men are created equal. We believe that everybody starts out politically free, that there are no slaves. Nevertheless, we can still agree with the Greeks that we […]  >read more

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What Credentials Do the Top Law Firms Consider in Evaluating a Lateral Partner Candidate

Date: 18-September-2014

As noted in my previous article, when top law firms are conducting initial evaluations of associate candidates they primarily focus on certain “tangible” credentials that can be easily determined at the time of the candidate’s application.   These credentials include the prestige of the candidate’s law school, their grades and class rank, the prestige of their […]  >read more

Attorney Career Resources:: How to Master LinkedIn and All of its Features

Summary: One of the best resources out there today for job seekers is that of LinkedIn, but you need to know how to use it properly in order to succeed.  Social media has become a breeding ground for employers and job […]

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Missouri’s Armstrong Teasdale Opening Denver Office

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