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A paralegal has filed a retaliation lawsuit against McGuireWoods that claims that she was fired for reporting an office administrator’s complaint about the pants that she was wearing.
Jun 3, 2020 2:16 PM CDTMore and more law firms are cutting salaries, reducing partner compensation, and furloughing or laying off employees because of the novel coronavirus. Since the ABA Journal’s story last Thursday on the trend, at least 19 additional large and midsized law firms have taken temporary measures to reduce costs because of financial uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 16, 2020 3:48 PM CDT
Afternoon Briefs: California bar seeks proposals on nonlawyer practitioners; online ‘sneak-in’ contracts abound
California bar working group to consider licensing nonlawyer practitioners
The State Bar of California is forming a working group to make recommendations on the licensing of nonlawyers to perform some…
Jan 28, 2020 4:01 PM CSTFox Rothschild has fired one of its lawyers after a lawsuit accused him of trying to sexually assault a legal administrative assistant and sending her a barrage of sexually explicit texts, some of which included pictures of his penis.
Dec 19, 2019 2:51 PM CST
Afternoon Briefs: Ex-law dean Norman Lefstein dies; inmate who got life for stealing $50 is released
Former law dean Norman Lefstein dies at age 82
Norman Lefstein, a former dean of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, died Thursday at age 82. Lefstein has been described…
Aug 30, 2019 2:32 PM CDT
A paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey has been indicted for allegedly using government information to identify informants and help her gang member son.
Tawanna Hilliard of…
Aug 16, 2019 2:29 PM CDT
Lawyer disbarred for claiming paralegal’s work as his own; he regrets only ‘one license to lose’ for clients
The Tennessee Supreme Court has disbarred a Knoxville lawyer for alleged false and exaggerated time entries when he submitted a request for more than $103,000 in legal fees for the…
Jul 8, 2019 3:52 PM CDT
The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a work group to consider whether the state should allow licensed legal technicians to provide civil legal services.
The court has asked the…
May 28, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
One in three female lawyers have been sexually harassed in a work context, while one in two women have experienced bullying in the workplace, according to a recently released global…
May 16, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
On Friday, a federal appeals court upheld a sanction requiring a paralegal who filed a $200 million bias suit against Baker McKenzie to pay the law firm’s attorney fees.
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