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BC Law Virtual Zoom Backgrounds Now Available

We recognize that many of you are not studying or conducting informational interviews in ideal conditions and it can be challenging to project your most professional self. We are all doing our best during this unique time and it is not uncommon to see bedroom closets, childhood soccer trophies, and laundry baskets in the background while […]

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Articles: Utah Justices Give OK to ‘Regulatory Sandbox’ & Utah Approves Rocket Lawyer for New Regulatory Sandbox

Alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) are disrupting the traditional delivery of legal services and, increasingly, states are demonstrating a willingness to leverage these ALSPs to address access-to-justice concerns. Most recently, Utah launched a pilot program allowing non-lawyers to provide certain legal services and allowed Rocket Lawyer to join the pilot program.

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Article: The Pandemic Has Put Associate Development Back on the Back Burner

Junior attorneys may experience fewer training and development opportunities during the current public health crisis. While this Law.com article explores the impact on law firm associates specifically, it is likely that in-house and public sector junior attorneys will encounter many of the same challenges. Understanding the challenges may help prepare you to overcome them.

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Legal Talent Talk Network

Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa will now offer its four attorney-focused podcast series on the Legal Talent Talk Network. Current podcast series include Beyond Stereotypes (exploring the unique practices of successful attorneys), Between the Legal Lines (featuring conversations with leading female attorneys), Erasing the Stigma (discussing mental health issues within the legal profession), […]

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Article: One Year In, Mansfield Rule Is Boosting In-House Diversity

Last year, Diversity Lab, an organization focused on promoting women and minority attorneys to leadership positions, launched “The Mansfield Rule: Legal Department Edition”. In-house legal departments that signed onto the initiative agreed to consider diverse candidates (women, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minorities and lawyers with disabilities) when hiring and promoting in-house attorneys and when engaging […]

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Article: How Ropes & Gray Hit 31% Female Partners – Its Women’s Group Is Not Just For Mommies.

Ropes & Gray leads Am Law 100 firms in terms of female partnership numbers. Are affinity groups the key to its success? Learn more in this article by Vivia Chen.

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Article: The Great Salary Cut Rollback Tracker – Where Does Your Law Firm Stand?

If you are tracking Big Law salary and bonus changes, this Above the Law article reviews the latest announcements.

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Article: Why They Left – Black Lawyers on Why Big Law Can’t Keep Them Around

According to ALM, Black lawyers account for only 2% of Big Law partners. In this article for The American Lawyer, Dylan Jackson explores why.

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Article: Riding Record Valuations, Fintech Companies Keep Hiring Lawyers

Growth in the fintech space represents opportunities for lawyers. Learn more in this Bloomberg Law article by Brian Baxter.

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Article: Rid Your Company of the Words ‘Stuck in Legal’

For students interested in in-house legal roles, understanding common corporate legal department challenges will help you prepare for interviews and success on the job. In this article, Danielle Sheer – General Counsel at Bottomline Technologies – explains how she enhanced the productivity and reputation of her in-house legal team.