Public Citizen has announced their 2021 Law Essay Writing Competition. This year’s topic is “What is the role of the liability system in addressing Covid-19?” The prize for best student essay is $5,000. Essays must be submitted by emailed on or before Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, to Amanda Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
By Dan Clark | October 09, 2020 at 05:47 PM For Law.com Recognizing the important role of an in-house attorney during a crisis, few organizations made cuts from their legal departments in the middle of the pandemic, according to the 2020 Law Department Compensation Policies and Practices Report published by the Association of Corporate Counsel and Empsight International on Thursday. Between […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the mental health of lawyers and law firm staff—an already precarious thing—and placed it in a more fragile state. Professionals on the front lines of the legal industry’s mental health crisis say they’re seeing even more people struggling now. But they’ve also seen a greater sense of understanding within the industry […]
Over the last several decades critics have taken aim at the bar exam, arguing that it’s outmoded, discriminatory, and simply ineffective as a barometer of legal competence. Reforms have been slow to come—but the pandemic, and the temporary fixes for 2020 adopted as a result by state authorities, may lead to longer-term improvements to a […]
By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | September 11, 2020 at 02:30 PM – for Law.com/The American Lawyer The legal work created when the coronavirus pandemic first became a known threat in the United States—securing federal loans, for example—may be quieting down now. But as the country continues to cope with the consequences of the virus, law firms continue to […]
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.