Admirable characteristics of a medium size law department regarding talent

A profile of Respironics’ general counsel, Steve Fulton, has dotted throughout four commendable people practices in his department.Strong hires in addition to strong retention. During Fulton’s 13-year tenure, “I have never needed to terminate an attorney in addition to none of the attorneys I hired has left” as quoted in GC Mid-Atlantic, June 2008 at…

So many cottage industries thrive on law departments! A village!

As Rees Morrison points out, there’s a whole cottage industry of niche legal services that will are creating a living off law departments. Here’s the list compiled by Rees Morrison:ADR (alternative dispute resolution)Auditors of legal bills Class action claims Consultants on law department managementConsultants on compliance, corporate governance, in addition to also ethicsCorporate governance groups…

LWB: The Impact of Children on Lawyer Productivity

Carolyn Elefant: Having children impacts lawyer productivity in different ways depending on gender, concludes a recent investigation by the British Psychological Society, reported here. After studying the schedules along with billing records of 670 lawyers in Alberta, Canada, researchers Jean Wallace along with Marisa Young found which when women lawyers have children, their productivity (or…

US News Rankings For Newer Law Schools

Dan FillerHere are the rankings.Faculty Peer Reputation (1-5 scale) (first year of provisional accreditation is actually in parenthesis)1. Cardozo (1978) (2.7)1. George Mason (1980) (2.7)3. Georgia St. (1984) (2.3)4. UNLV (2000) (2.2)5. Pace (1978) (2.0)6. CUNY (1985) (1.9)7. St. Thomas (MN) (2003) (1.8)8. Touro (1983) (1.7)8. Northern Illinois (1978) (1.7)8. Roger Williams (1995) (1.7)8. Texas…