Summer Associates Events Law Firms Should Avoid

Fatima Fokina

Now that law school is out for the year, and the hot weather is upon us, it seems that summer associate season has officially opened. As many people within the legal profession already know, a summer associate is a rising third-year law student who is hired by a law firm […]

Law Firms Branch Out Beyond Lawyers in Bid to Beat Out Rival Advisers

Fatima Fokina

Behavioral scientists, data experts, journalists and cops—four professions that are being brought together in, of all places, law firms. Traditionally staid law practices increasingly want to be more things to more clients, particularly in the competitive risk and compliance space. Facing competitive pressure from professional services firms and from clients […]

Law Firms Should Consider Mandatory Vacation Policies

Fatima Fokina

This website and other outlets have discussed at length how work-life balance has been upended at numerous law firms in recent years. Lawyers and staff are routinely tasked with working outside of business hours and on nights, weekends, and other times when lawyers have off. Many law firms have vacation […]

Law Firms Should Consider Eliminating Weekly Time-Entry Deadlines

Fatima Fokina

Numerous law firms have administrative chores that all attorneys need to complete in order to fulfill management expectations. Many law firms have attorney evaluations that associates need to complete on an annual or more-frequent basis, and other shops have business development tasks that attorneys need to carry out in order […]

Law firms cut Russian client ties as international sanctions spread

Fatima Fokina

People are seen through windows of an office building in the Moscow International Business Centre, also known as “Moskva-City”, in Moscow, Russia February 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Firms are reassessing client relationships to comply with sanctions over the Ukraine invasion White […]

Engineer, law firms agree to settle Surfside condo lawsuit

Fatima Fokina

Two of the major defendants in the lawsuit over the Surfside condominium collapse — an engineering company hired to repair structural problems and a law firm that represented the condo association — have agreed to tentative settlements in the tragedy that left 98 people dead. Lawyers for the survivors and […]