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Law Bonuses Are One Thing, But Orricks Take It One (Significant) Step Further

Law Bonuses Are One Thing, But Orricks Take It One (Significant) Step Further 1

Christmas time means Christmas bonuses for lawyers and among the big bonus winners this year have been – surprise, surprise – Cravaths, who have announced some juicy bonuses last month, rising from $15,000 for this year’s class to $100,000 for the 2010/11 classes. But the major bonus announcement has also been matched now by Schulte …

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O’Melveny Becomes First in Legal Industry to Adopt Next-Generation Technologies that Propel Diversity and Inclusion

O’Melveny Becomes First in Legal Industry to Adopt Next-Generation Technologies that Propel Diversity and Inclusion 2

November 19, 2018 Firm Teams with pymetrics to Address Implicit Bias in Recruiting Process; Joins with Werk to Build a More Flexible Culture Through Data NEW YORK—November 19, 2018—O’Melveny announced today that it has become the first US law firm to adopt two cutting-edge technologies that address critical diversity and inclusion issues: pymetrics will enhance …

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3 Key Lessons To Learn From Brett Kavanaugh On How NOT To Apply For a Job

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Todd Mackey* Okay, so Brett Kavanaugh got the top job, but at what cost? And what can lawyers seeking a new job learn from that inquisition? There are some lessons any job seeker can learn from the way he handled the now infamous congressional hearings prior to his landing his Supreme Court gig? Well there …

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Why Would A Big Law Associate Swap A Lucrative Job To Bake Cakepops? Here’s Why

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Why would Yael Krigman move from corporate law in New York to starting her own bakery? Simple, really. She loved baking and the law . ..? Well, not so much. She worked at her cake baking business and at law for a spell but working two, demanding jobs became too much.  Besides, while the law …

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The Hot New Area For Lawyers: Data Privacy Specialists

The Hot New Area For Lawyers: Data Privacy Specialists 5

So what’s the hot new legal area? The space that every fast-moving Silicon Valley market leader needs more than anything else? Privacy lawyers – particularly data privacy attorneys. Whether its Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Twilio . . the list of firms seeking data privacy specialists who can interpret and negotiate the treacherous waters of new laws …

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Top Tips For Dealing With Millennials in Law Firms

Top Tips For Dealing With Millennials in Law Firms 7

There’s a new generation in town and they are steadily becoming your employees. But, contrary to popular belief, millennials don’t overtly want to be treated differently, and instead, are looking to assimilate into your workplace with as little fuss as possible. Characteristics associated with this generation include different ways of communicating and differing expectations from …

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2 Maori Women Who Used Their Law Degrees Via Different Paths To Reach The Same Employer

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Two women lawyers, both Maori, have wound up working for the same company after taking entirely separate routes to their current jobs: One a varied and more circuitous journey and one a more traditional one. Both demonstrate the opportunities that exist for women lawyers notwithstanding the obstacles that confront many in the profession. VUW Law …

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