By Mark Curriden of The Texas Lawbook Published 5:00 am CDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 The number of large corporate Texas law firms increasing compensation for their associates continues to grow. Three firms - Bracewell and Yetter Coleman of Houston and Dallas-based Haynes and Boone - have either just agreed to boost salaries for associates or are expected to announce such plans within the next week. Ten Texas-based business law firms - including Akin Gump; Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing; Baker Botts; Susman Godfrey; Thompson & Knight; and Vinson & Elkins - increased compensation for associates during the past six weeks. The new pay scale for associates is likely to cost law firms anywhere from $500,000 annually for mid-sized boutiques to $5 million for the large full-service law firms. Latest Business News Now Playing: Now Playing Leche Lounge Provides For Mothers Nursing at Work Cheddar TV Amazon Prime Day 2 Fox 26 Houston … [Read more...] about More Texas law firms boosting pay for attorneys
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Home Daily News Law firms hire company to send ads to ER… Legal Marketing By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted May 30, 2018, 1:37 pm CDT ESB Professional / Shutterstock.com Some personal injury law firms plan to use a technology called “geofencing” to send ads to cellphones of patients in emergency rooms, pain clinics and chiropractor offices. The Philadelphia-area firms hired a company called Tell All Digital to target patients using geofencing, NPR reports. The technology identifies people using cellphones within a certain location and then targets them with ads. Law firms in California and Tennessee are also testing the technology. University of Minnesota law professor Bill McGeveran told NPR that the marketing technique may feel intrusive, but it’s not a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a medical privacy law known as HIPAA. The law applies to hospitals, clinics, doctors and insurance companies, but not to lawyers and … [Read more...] about Law firms hire company to send ads to ER patients’ cellphones; is it a HIPAA violation?
Several environmental groups joined the Sierra Club over the weekend in suing the county of San Diego for its plan to use carbon credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions from new housing and commercial developments.Signing onto the lawsuit are The Center for Biological Diversity and the Endangered Habitats League, as well as the local groups Cleveland National Forest Foundation, Climate Action Campaign, Environmental Center for San Diego and Preserve Wild Santee.As part of a years-long legal battle with the Sierra Club, the county recently redrafted its Climate Action Plan under court order. County officials put forth a plan that would allow developers to offset air pollution by purchasing carbon credits.San Diego County embraces carbon credits to green up suburban sprawl amid legal war »Such credits would be bought through carbon registries, such as Climate Action Reserve, American Carbon Registry and Verified Carbon Standard, and could represent projects located anywhere in … [Read more...] about Sierra Club, others sue San Diego County to block carbon credit plan for new development
Home Daily News What's an inexpensive way to teach tech?… ABA TECHSHOW By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted March 9, 2018, 3:50 pm CST Law school librarians are expected to teach students about technology, and sometimes that requires creativity—especially if deans won’t allot funds to help with that endeavor. A Friday morning panel at ABA Techshow entitled “Planning for the Future: What’s Next in Teaching Technology,” addressed topics such as ways to approach technology vendors in order to get free or discounted products, and how law professors can be convinced to include technology in nontech classes. Today, there are many more legal tech products available than when most law professors were in school, said Michael Robak, director of the law library at University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. “I think that now, more than in the past, we have an opportunity to help out a little more,” said Robak, who is also a clinical … [Read more...] about What’s an inexpensive way to teach tech? Find outside experts, say law school librarians
The Law School Admission Council and the American Association of Law Schools are coming together on a project to improve how the public sees the prospects of a legal education and the legal profession.Consisting of “multiple web-based and social media initiatives” the two groups say in a press release, they want “to leverage both organizations’ substantial platforms to reach a wider audience of prospective students and others interested in law.”The plan is to create a digital strategy that includes a new website and social media campaign to reach potential law students early, either before or during their undergraduate years. The campaign will provide information on what happens on law campuses, possible uses of a law degree, and the law school application process.The two organizations will also work together to improve resources for college prelaw advisers and their students.“Law is often seen pretty narrowly by society,” said Kellye Testy, … [Read more...] about Project by LSAC, law schools association aims to boost understanding–and appeal–of law profession