Welcome to Monday, the 39th anniversary of Sally Ride being named the first American woman astronaut. Here are some news items to blast off your week. — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder bills out at nearly $2,300 per hour. — Iowa city insurer pays $8 million in settling lawsuit by Black man shot by […]
A lawyer who worked at two BigLaw firms in Chicago is now facing an ethics complaint over allegations that he exaggerated the number of hours he worked on client matters. The lawyer, Christopher Craig Anderson, was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in the firm’s intellectual property transactional group before joining Neal Gerber Eisenberg where […]
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With the opening of her law practice in Towson, Nicole Whitaker said she aims to take the mystery out of her clients’ legal expenses by using flat fees rather than the legal standby, the billable hour. Describing the philosophy behind her practice, Whitaker recalled watching her parents receive a bill for several hundred dollars — […]
Before heading off for your holiday vacations, consider donating the equivalent of one billable hour to a legal charitable organizations
Stop being a slave to the billables for a few hours and recharge your batteries.
Young lawyers are often over-achievers, but sometimes you just have to put yourself in timeout.
Attorneys in the midst of an onslaught of work should not forget about the next case or the next client.
At my daughter’s preschool, there are daily job assignments — Snack Helper, Line Leader and the always popular Feel Better Friend, who carries Skittles and Band-Aids during outside play for any child who gets hurt. My favorite job, however, is Problem Solver (or, as my daughter says, the “pwabluhm salvah”). This job asks a 3- […]
I got a promotion. As of Jan. 1, I am officially part of the membership of Bowie & Jensen LLC. I have been elevated to partnership status, elected into the exclusive club. It is a milestone event for me. There has been little noticeable difference in my daily routine this week, but there has been […]
You don’t often hear a young lawyer say she feels blessed. The billable hours, the late nights, the stress, the stakes… “blessed” just isn’t usually in the job description. And yet, it’s important from time to time to get a reality check. We are blessed. This holiday season is as good of a time as […]
In light of hiring freezes and restrictions on the use of outside counsel, many corporations are turning to secondment as a solution for their pressing legal needs. Secondment refers to the hiring of a lawyer from a law firm on a full-time, fixed-price basis for a set period of time. The seconded attorney works in […]