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In 1960, fewer than 40 law firms in this country had 50 or more lawyers. In the latest listing of the 250 largest U.S. firms, even after two years of declines in total employment, number 250 on the list still employed 160 attorneys. Many of these firms began practice in a single city or small region before their growth took them to a national level. Often such law firms followed their corporate clients, which for decades have lived by the philosophy that bigger was better.
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If you are interested in or researching Maritime law, a nice website is the Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide.Read More »
Sure, times are tough, and there might not be excess cash for a holiday party. But there's no need to be a Scrooge.Read More »
Most disputes resolve without litigation. Of the few that make it to court, most settle before trial. Of those few that reach judgment, only a small number are appealed. For many attorneys, then, preparing an appellate brief is a rare, if not alien, event.Read More »
The no-merit report procedure laid out in WIS. STAT. (RULE) 809.32 applies only to appointed counsel on direct appeal. The process can be confusing, but when to start it should not be.Read More »
One place I stop when looking for current and historical climate data is the Utah State Climate Center. This website contains an extensive amount of data. Some options for the researcher include building climate data sets, viewing radar loops, and dynamic climate reports.Read More »
Rep. Don Pridemore of Hartford recently announced he plans to introduce an "Arizona-like" immigration bill in the Wisconsin Legislature when the new session begins this January. To put it bluntly, this legislation is wasteful, unconstitutional and has the potential for unintended racist consequences.
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Trends exist for nearly every profession. Capitalizing on those trends requires differentiation from competitors - regardless of whether trends indicate market movement up, down or sideways. Every market shift drives the need for continuous honing of how your firm is different and more valuable than competitors.Read More »
Attorney Tony O'Malley didn't quite know what to think his wife, Sandie, gave him a gift certificate for massage therapy, meditation and yoga classes a couple of years ago. He put it away after the holidays and nearly forgot about it - he was way too busy practicing law to actually think about his own mental and physical health, after all.Read More »
One of the basic tenets of employment law - or at least one of the points most often raised by counsel when defending against charges of discrimination - is that employers are given great latitude when making business decisions.Read More »
I recently read about an Orthodox Jew in prison in Indiana who successfully sued the Indiana Department of Corrections for violating his First Amendment by giving him vegan meals instead of kosher meals.Read More »
The British and Irish Legal Information Institute "provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet."Read More »