Why firms need to include law students from low-income backgrounds when they look for a diverse workforce.
Here's one more way for your firm to stand out: play matchmaker.
The American Lawyer's editor in chief explains why the publication created the inaugural Global Legal Awards.
After reading the open-ended comments on our Associates Survey, one thing is clear: midlevels aren't that busy—and it bothers them.
Some industries, like Big Law, don't just need women lawyers who are hungry and smart and willing to bill punishingly long hours alongside their male colleagues. Firms also need to make top-down, institutional changes to achieve greater gender parity and advancement.
We know that associates typically do the bulk of the pro bono work at the large law firms we cover. But there's another constituency that firms can lean on in this area: their retired partners.
While the present may not be as exhilarating as the past for The Am Law 200, the numbers show that it's not nearly as scary as we might have thought.
Call it the Don Draper effect: standing still while the world around you is changing rapidly. That's largely what The Am Law 100 did last year.
IBM general counsel Robert Weber discusses his pet peeves about outside counsel—and what firms should not do if they want the computer giant to hire them.
The American Lawyer's editor reflects on the newsroom's Dewey coverage.