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Professional Associations

The links below will take you to information about associations focused on the legal professions and their Web sites. American Association of Law Libraries American Bar Association American Health Lawyers Association Association of Corporate Counsel Association of Legal Administrators...

Bar Associations

This section includes profiles of and links to state, national and international Bar associations. The information includes current officers, organization profiles, contacts, annual meetings, and sections. International Bar Associations Inter-American Bar Association U.S.-Mexico Bar Association...

Law Firm Associations

This section comprises listings of networks of law firms, usually international in scope. Many have been established for the joint practice of law, others to collect information, publish, sponsor seminars, and serve as a source of referrals. Basic listings include location and contact information...

Parental Leave Policies

Is a firm’s parental leave policy an issue for you? The Associate Pirate has been posting a running table of maternity and paternity leave policies based on survey reponses, comments, and tips. View the maternity leave table. View the paternity leave table. Thanks to the Associate Pirate...

Comparing Law Firm Metrics

Wondering how the associate salaries in the firms you are considering compare? What about billable hour requirements? And how many attorneys are in that office, anyway? Alreadybored.com maintains a comparative list of large firms by region that sets forth compensation and other pertinent data. The site...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Starting Bonuses but Were Afraid to Ask

Wondering who has the best bar reimbursements, stipends and bonuses, salary advances, moving expenses, stub bonuses, and payback requirements? Above the Law has created an aggregated table based on comments and tips that were submitted. Also available is info on whether you have to pay it all back when...

Postponed Starting Dates

Given the current economic climate, cost-cutting measures at Biglaw are not surprising. Belts are tightening all around. How widespread is the problem? Several sources are reporting on the phenomenon. Law.com reports that Howard Rice has delayed several associates' start date by a year . ...

Resource for Minority Law Students and Early Career Attorneys

According to its mission statement, the Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program , or PALS ®, is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys by offering customized mentoring, educational, and professional development opportunities. PALS ®...

Women in Law & Business

For both an educational and networking event, HB Litigation Conferences is hosting “Women in Law & Business: How to Arrive, Survive & Thrive at the Top,” an afternoon program on March 3 at the Westin Grand in Washington, DC. The program chairs are Robin Silver Esq. of Miles &...

Missouri Bar’s New Lawyer Survival Guide

The Missouri Bar Association provides a free online “New Lawyer Survival Guide” with helpful tips on issues ranging from dealing with clients and other attorneys to client development and court personnel. The introduction provides, The transition from law school to the workplace is a...

Part-Time Practice Programs

The Project for Attorney Retention, an initiative of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law, has posted a table that summarizes several essential features of part-time programs at selected law firms. According to the site, Over the last several years, we have seen more firms...

Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women: Creating Pathways to Success for All

Building on the success of its 2006 report, Creating Pathways to Success , the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s (“WBA”) Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women (“Initiative”) moved into its second phase with a focus on the dwindling number...

Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women: Creating Pathways to Success

In 2006, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) launched its groundbreaking Initiative on Advancement and Retention of Women (“Initiative”). The Initiative focused on three questions. What do DC firms and women lawyers perceive to be the stumbling...

Resources for Unemployed Attorneys

Multiple resources exist to assist unemployed members of the bar. Here are a few to get you started on your quest for dealing with current realities and landing a new position: American Bar Association State Bar of Georgia New York State Bar Association Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center...

From Backpack to Briefcase: A Transitions Program for Law Students

Last week, I attended the Backpack to Briefcase program presented by the National Association of Women Lawyers at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. NAWL bills this offering as “a revolutionary program for law students and recent law school graduates who are making the transition from...

Interested in the Real Scoop on Law Firms’ Work/Life Programs?

Would you like to know if the firm you are interviewing with or thinking of joining has any part-time partners, pays full benefits to reduced hours attorneys, or has promoted reduced hours associates to partner? The Project for Attorney Retention (PAR) can be a terrific resource for you as you decide...

Emerging Extended Pro Bono Placement Models

Law firms increasingly are finding that they have excess capacity in their attorney ranks due to the economic slowdown. As a result, many of these firms would like to place some of their current or incoming attorneys at legal aid and other public service organizations for extended periods so that these...

Opting Back In Program: Helping Attorneys Return to the Law

Are you ready to "on ramp"? That is, are you an attorney who is ready to return to legal practice after leaving law for a year or more to care for your family? Two years ago, the University of California Hastings College of the Law's Center for WorkLife Law (WLL) launched the "Opting...

Legal Dangers Of Video Resumes - Has Elle Woods Met Her Match?

Before you hit the record button, Michael D. Young considers discrimination, copyright/trademark, fairness, trade secret, slander and libel issues. . Courtesy: Martindale.com by Michael D. Young View Biography Alston & Bird LLP View Firm Credentials Los Angeles Office I must be too...

Survey Reveals Substantial Growth in Online Social Networking by Lawyers Over the Past Year

New survey data reveals that more than 70 percent of lawyers are members of an online social network – up nearly 25 percent over the past year – with 30 percent growth reported among lawyers aged 46 and over. The second annual Networks for Counsel Survey of almost 1,500 lawyers was commissioned...