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Real-life 'Law & Order' DA Joins NYC Law Firm

Weeks after stepping down from his 35-year job as Manhattan's district attorney where he became the model for the original DA of TV's "Law & Order" Robert Morgenthau has a new job at a prominent law firm. After all, why retire? Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Former US Attorney Joins Louisiana Law Firm

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Donald Washington has joined the Jones Walker law firm and will practice from the firm's Lafayette office. Washington recently stepped down from the chief federal prosecutor's post in the Middle Judicial District of Louisiana, which includes Lafayette...

The Five Principles to Increase Employee Engagement, and How Well They Apply to In-House Attorneys

If it's in the HBR, it must be true. So here are the five from the Harv. Bus. Rev., March 2010 at 24: "Keep people informed, listen, set clear objectives, match the person with the job, and create meaningful work." How applicable are these principles in a legal department? Keep people...

Recruit lawyers through an ad in a major trade publication? (Microsoft does)

Oodles of lawyers desperately want jobs, it's a buyers' market for any legal department that has an opening, and unsolicited resumes and beseeching inquiries flood in to general counsel - or so I thought. Why bother to throw out a line when fish are leaping into your boat? To find out, read...

Family firms in emerging markets – a perspective from the Middle East

The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania has recently published a very interesting article " Family Firms in the Middle East: The New Rules of Engagement." A significant number of Walker Clark clients are "family" law firms in emerging legal markets. We have...

Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degrees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in pay. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Firm's New Office Space Includes Rooftop Deck, Coffee Bar…and Not Many Walls

Chicago-based firm Childress, Duffy, Goldblatt Ltd. has left the traditional office setting behind for a rather unique space, which includes a rooftop deck with wireless access, a coffee bar, sofas and flat-screen televisions. Staff works on the rooftop, partners share offices, associates and staffers...

The toughest competition of all

Perhaps the most difficult challenge for small law firms in small legal markets is to recruit and - sometimes even more difficult - retain high-quality associates. The assumption is that the small markets and the small law firms are at a substantial disadvantage. Our firm's observations, advising...

Keshet Study of Business Development

Harry Keshet , a researcher and consultant who has previously worked with the National Association of Women Lawyers , is in the midst of a study of business development that promises to be a significant resource for the legal profession. He is collecting data about business development opportunities...