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Law Firms

The Real Housewives Of D.C.: Pro Bono Lawyers Who Fight For Women And Children

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tired of seeing those annoying housewives on TV? Meet some real ones: the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, a group of self-described "mommy lawyers" an...

How To Support Someone Who's Lost His Job

Elizabeth Killingsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Elizabeth Killingsworth

When you lose your job, you go through variations on the classic five stages of grief. Instead of discussing the stages of grief, let's focus on the stages of support.

I Am Hobo

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

As our culture wades deeper into an ever-deepening plume of darkness, Congressman Heller, Republican from Nevada, tells us that those who cannot find ...

How Law Schools Could Improve Law Firm Diversity

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Natalie Holder-Winfield

As law firms claim to look for new and innovative ways to increase racial and cultural diversity, it seems obvious to me where the disconnect in skills and knowledge occurs: law schools.

Lawyers, Anthropologists, and Revolutionaries

Paul Lippe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul Lippe

In the mid-'90's, when I was General Counsel of a Silicon Valley software company called Synopsys, my friend Roberta Katz had a similar role at Netsc...

Leaving the Law, Part Two: A Different Kind of Green

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

In May of this year, I left my post as an associate at a large international law firm to stake my claim in the Wild West of Colorado's clean energy economy.

Leaving the Law, Part One: Why I Chose My Second Bedroom Over the Corner Office

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

Somewhere in the kitchen of my summer sublet apartment on the hill in Boulder, grinding chicken livers, I came to believe that no one would ever take me seriously without a law degree.

Few Jobs For Law Grads Even At Top Tier Schools

nytimes.com | GERRY SHIH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This fall, law students are competing for half as many openings at big firms as they were last year in what is shaping up to be the most wrenching job...

Law Firms Get New Fee Structure

Forbes | Brian Wingfield and Joann Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The global financial crisis is reshaping many businesses--and tradition-bound, top-drawer law firms are no exception. While the legal industry had beg...

Law Firms Rethinking "Billable Hours" As Clients Tighten Belts

New York Times | JONATHAN D. GLATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lawyers are having trouble defending the most basic yardstick of the legal business -- the billable hour. Clients have complained for years that th...