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    How Attys Can Manage Anxiety Over Returning To The Office

    As more law firms dust off their return-to-office plans this spring, some attorneys may be anxious at the thought of being surrounded by scores of coworkers. Law360 spoke with those in the profession who regularly handle wellness and mental health matters about how firms and attorneys can deal with the issue.

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    Porzio Bromberg Opens First Pa. Office In Philadelphia

    Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC set up shop in Philadelphia this week, opening the firm's first office in Pennsylvania.

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    NJ Judiciary Calls On Legislature To Fill Judicial Vacancies

    New Jersey's administrative director of the courts warned legislators on Monday that the state needs to fill its judicial vacancies or else the lack of judges coupled with the effects of the pandemic could end in a crisis.

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    Porzio Bromberg Absorbs NJ Wealth Boutique Elias Sellitti

    Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC has absorbed Elias Sellitti LLC, an estate and tax planning boutique based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, adding two new attorneys as partners to its wealth preservation team.

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    Law Firms Must Choose Wisely When Investing 2021's Profits

    Law firms are faced with unprecedented opportunities and risks in today's uncertain economy. Costs have gone up alongside associate salaries, demand has begun to soften, and firms are left wondering how to best invest the record profits they pulled in last year.

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    Talent Wars Give Women Attys Seeking 'Third Act' New Edge

    There's a huge well of untapped talent in the legal industry that employers are waking up to as a result of today's talent wars. That pool is made up of women who scaled back their careers when their children were young and now, years later, are eager to dive back in.

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    Corporate Depts. Saw Partner Hours Rise Amid COVID

    Although associates still billed more hours at most large law firms, corporate legal departments have seen a higher proportion of their legal work done by partners since the COVID-19 pandemic started, according to a new report released Tuesday.

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    Meet The Attys In the Barstool v. Insider Defamation Case

    Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy is on the offensive against Insider Inc., an online media company he says tried to "cancel" him with false accusations that he'd raped multiple women.

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    5 Things GCs Can Do To Get And Keep Midlevel Lawyers

    Coming off red-hot hiring years in 2020 and 2021, in-house legal departments remain challenged to obtain and retain talented lawyers, particularly at the counsel and associate counsel level, a legal recruiter told Law360 Pulse.

  • 9 Attys Caused $253K In Client Reparations From NJ Fund

    The misconduct of nine attorneys has caused $253,026 in client losses during the first quarter of 2022, the New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection has announced.

  • NJ Judiciary Seeking Mediators For Ocean County Vicinage

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a backlog of cases throughout all of New Jersey's courts, and the Ocean County Vicinage is calling for volunteer mediators to assist with its piling caseload.

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    Kirkland Outstrips Competitors In Associate-To-Partner Hires

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP has brought on the most partners from other firms' associate ranks over the past three years, outstripping its competitors in the hunt for legal talent, according to data from Firm Prospects, an organization that tracks the lateral hiring market.

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    Partner Title Can Help Mid-Law Attract 'Stunted' Associates

    Just as with BigLaw, the practice of hiring associates into partner roles is on the upswing in Mid-Law, with data from Firm Prospects showing that the number of such hires among mid-size firms doubled between 2020 and 2021 – and with experts saying such a hiring strategy can help smaller firms pick up quality talent.

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    More Associates Are Exiting To Take Partner Job Offers

    As law firms scramble to fill talent gaps in busy practice areas, they're increasingly open to offering the title of partner to senior associates joining their firm from a competitor, with a 35% increase in such hires over the last two years, according to data from Firm Prospects, an organization that tracks the lateral hiring market.

  • Ex-NJ Judge Accused Of 'Dishonesty' In Groping Denial

    A judicial ethics committee has said a former New Jersey municipal court judge's "offensive touching" of a woman in his law office and his "pervasive dishonesty" in testifying before the panel warranted censuring him and barring him from sitting on the bench ever again.

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    Ukrainian Lawyers Share Tales Of War And Ways To Help

    Early on the morning of Feb. 24, Alesya Pavlynska, an attorney at Arzinger, Ukraine's third-largest law firm, woke up to ominous sounds. Missiles were cutting through the sky in Kyiv, where she lives.

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    Why Innovation Matters In Race For Associate Talent

    While many law firms have opened their wallets in 2022 to raise associate salaries, legal experts say that firms can gain footing in the fight for associate talent by being more innovative.

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    McCarter & English Promotes Class Of 10 Partners

    McCarter & English LLP recently promoted 10 attorneys to partner, elevating attorneys across a number of practice areas in four states and Washington, D.C.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry had a busy week even as the country’s attention was on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation as the 116th Supreme Court justice. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360’s Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work

    Stroock's work on an Alabama refinery acquisition from Shell and Wiley's handling of a challenge to the terms of a General Services Administration information technology solicitation lead this edition of Law360 Pulse's Spotlight On Mid-Law Work, recapping top matters for Mid-Law firms from March 28 to April 8.

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    Hall Booth Absorbs Med Mal Firm Mattia McBride In NJ

    Hall Booth Smith PC has absorbed a medical malpractice boutique in New Jersey and added four new attorneys from the move, strengthening the Atlanta, Georgia-based firm's presence in the Garden State.

  • 3rd Circ. Deems Epstein Becker's Sanctions Appeal Premature

    Epstein Becker Green and a former partner were too hasty in appealing a sanctions order incurred from taking contradictory positions on arbitration while representing a client, because the penalty amount wasn't set yet, the Third Circuit ruled Friday.

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    Amazon Union Attorney Talks Staten Island Labor Win

    Last week a grassroots labor group won a historic election at an Amazon facility in Staten Island, New York, known as JFK8. The union attorney Seth Goldstein talked with Law360 Pulse about the successful campaign and what it means for traditional labor groups.

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    Legal Mistakes Are Growing Costlier, Experts Say

    The cost of an unhappy client is increasing for BigLaw, with the severity of legal malpractice claims in recent years growing into the hundreds of millions of dollars, insurance industry experts told an audience in Austin, Texas, on Thursday.

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    Maron Marvel's Leader On Her Journey, Firm's Diversity Aims

    Catherine Pyune McEldowney took over this year as Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC's managing shareholder, president and executive committee chair. She is the first woman and first Korean American attorney to helm the national firm. Here, McEldowney tells Law360 Pulse about her journey to this milestone moment, her vision for the firm and the firm’s ongoing efforts to bring about more diversity and empower its attorneys.

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