Career News Archive
Although divorcing spouses settled before a one-day hearing to determine who would have final possession of their dog could take place, matrimonial lawyers say the case could help shape future disputes over canine custody.
A memorial service in honor of Joseph McLaughlin, a federal judge for 32 years and member of the Second Circuit bench from 1990 until his death in August, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Although the Manhattan D.A. has withdrawn a subpoena issued to a criminal defense attorney because the witness the office was investigating has pleaded to a misdemeanor, prosecutors continue to defend the subpoena and claim it does not violate attorney-privilege rules.
MFY Legal Services held its 2013 Pro Bono Recognition Awards Breakfast Friday at the offices of Davis Polk & Waldwell.
An increase in state aid for civil legal services, plus the damage and disruption wrought by Hurricane Sandy, combined to more than double the number of low-income New Yorkers helped through the state-aided legal programs last year, according to a new report.
Jane Hoffman discusses the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, which is the largest and longest running collaboration of animal rescue groups and animal shelters in the United States, its roots in the New York City Bar, and her path from Simpson Thacher associate to dedicating her career to animal welfare.
The New York Law Journal invites in-house legal departments to submit information by January 13, 2014 to be considered for the Outstanding Legal Departments in New York award.
"By all accounts, decedent was a very intelligent, private and strong-willed woman who 'ran her life the way she wanted to run it,'" Justice John Egan Jr. wrote for a panel that found she was not under the undue influence of others when she disinherited her three nephews.
Twenty-one attorneys and staff of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle grew mustaches last month as part of the Movember campaign to raise awareness for men's health issues.
Surrogate Cathryn Doyle's attorney has asked the Court of Appeals to review the 8-2 decision of the Commission on Judicial Conduct calling for his client's banishment from the judiciary for presiding over several matters involving friends.
Leaders of midsized firms in New York say the combination of large law firms' high billing rates and restrictions on handling smaller matters has contributed to a strong lateral market for midsize practices, but note that they never assume a lateral's business is as portable as she says it is.
While large firm associates looking to move to a smaller firm routinely bring first-rate credentials, excellent training and familiarity with complex matters, they may lack the hands-on experience a midsized firm is looking for.
State and federal court judges and administrators, probation officials, prosecutors, lawyers and others told a New York County Lawyers' Association hearing Monday that years of budget cuts have stressed the courts to the breaking point.
"We believe strongly this new measure will allow hundreds of thousands of pro bono hours to be performed on behalf of those who are most disadvantaged in society," Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman told a group of supporters Monday.
The end of merger talks between Orrick and Pillsbury Winthrop over client conflicts and McKenna Long partners' rejection of a tie-up with Dentons illustrate how complicated and volatile the merger process can be, but merging into New York remains a priority for many out-of-state firms.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced extra payments for associates ranging from $10,000 to $60,000 that are identical to the stipends the firm awarded in 2012, according to an internal firm memo.
The Carr Center for Reproductive Justice houses the school's new reproductive justice clinic and oversees three fellows, all 2013 graduates of NYU Law, who are spending the next year working on reproductive legal issues at three advocacy groups.
Following a trend that has spread to about a dozen schools across the United States, the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is the latest to launch an "incubator" project to help graduates start their own solo practices or small firms.
Participants in this year's contest defended their positions on the constitutionality of requiring retailers to warn customers about the negative health effects of beverages by placing labels on the containers.
"Steven Donziger has shamed our profession," Randy Mastro said twice on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, capping six weeks of trial in Chevron Corp.'s fraud case against Donziger and his Ecuadorian clients.