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Mansfield Rule “Early Adopters” Show Significant Diversity Growth — and Outpace Legal Industry — in Critical Leadership Roles

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SAN FRANCISCO (April 19, 2021) — Law firms piloting the Mansfield Rule since its inception have grown the racial and ethnic diversity of their top leadership, including diversifying their Management Committees by more than 30 times the rate of non-Mansfield firms. The inaugural Mansfield Rule certification process, launched by Diversity Lab in summer 2017, required firms to measure and confirm that they considered candidate pools that are at least 30%. Read More>>

Voelker Litigation Group Challenges Law Firms Nationwide To Join “$100 For 100” Project Thanking Essential COVID Workers

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Chicago, IL., April 14, 2021: The Voelker Litigation Group has thrown down a challenging gauntlet to law firms across the United States to join the firm in passing out 100 $100 dollar bills to essential workers who risked their health and safety supporting our citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Most law firms are full of attorneys who have made a healthy living from the cozy confines of their wood-paneled offices, far. Read More>>

The Alaska Supreme Court Issues Historic Decision Restoring Access to Benefits in Alaska’s Public Employees’ Retirement System and Teacher’s Retirement System Juneau, Alaska.

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On Friday, April 2, 2021, the Alaska Supreme Court reaffirmed a constitutional promise to state employees by ruling in favor of the plaintiff in Metcalfe v. the State of Alaska. The court’s decision restored the opportunity for more than 78,000 former state employees to qualify for the same tier benefits package they enjoyed at the time they left state employment. In 2005, the Alaska Legislature, in concert with Governor Frank. Read More>>

How Will Free Movement Of Goods And Services Across African Borders Impact The Energy Industry?

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Introduction The African Continental free trade area “AfCFTA” is a tremendous opportunity not only for "turbo-charge" development but also for the creation of regional public goods, in particular infrastructure, which will allow Africa to have a prosperous and sustainable future. This will in effect greatly impact the energy industry in the region given that the AfCFTA allows African countries to trade in Energy products which will attract more investors and. Read More>>

Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman Expands its Deep Bench for its Core Media Defense Practice With Addition of Matthew Leish as Partner

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February 25, 2021 Matthew Leish, long-time newsroom lawyer and litigator for the New York Daily News and former Assistant General Counsel for Tribune Publishing Company, has joined Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP as a partner in its New York office, the firm announced today. Mr. Leish – who has over 20 years of experience representing media companies, journalists, and authors both as in-house counsel and in private practice – will. Read More>>

Stacey Abrams Joins the Legalweek(year) Virtual Series Keynote Line-Up

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Thousands of Legal Leaders Set to Gather at Legalweek(year) - A new virtual experience driving legal innovation forward on February 2nd through February 4th New York, NY – January 8, 2021 – On February 2-4, 2021, 10,000+ legal professionals will gather online for Legalweek(year), a series of five innovative virtual legal events that tackle the changing legal landscape and provide actionable insights to help legal leaders restructure, rebuild and reinvigorate today’s. Read More>>

Executives Share Expectations of the General Counsel’s Office

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Leadership demands corporate counsel in anticipation of a turbulent year. Companies will face a daunting combination of challenges in 2021, brought on by globalization/nationalization, geopolitical risks, climate change, social justice, cybersecurity, and increased regulatory activity. What are the C-suite’s expectations of the Office of the General Counsel in this environment? What demands will the GC need to balance in managing risk while enabling the pursuit of a new opportunity? Join. Read More>>

National Employment Lawyers Association and the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy Appoint New Executive Director

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Seasoned legal advocate and former workers’ rights attorney Jeffrey A. Mittman selected by unanimous board vote Concord, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2020 – After an extensive nationwide search, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute) are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey A. Mittman as the organizations’ incoming executive director, beginning January 4, 2021. In this role, Mittman. Read More>>

Counter Point to Fox News’

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November 16, 2020 Counter Point to Fox News' "Reasonable Viewer" Defense. United States District Court Civil No. 1:20-cv-4466-AT. Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D., a bitter and disenfranchised liberal academic, fed up with the abuses of cable news, has filed a novel and provocative law suit against both sides of the polarized and polarizing networks, both parties for Free Speech and multiple Civil Rights violations. Not surprising at all, perhaps even a. Read More>>

The New York Law Journal Announces IMS ExpertServices Top Three Winner in Best Of 2020 Awards

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        Pensacola, Fla.  |   The New York Law Journal announced the winners today for its annual ‘Best Of 2020’ reader favorites awards, and named IMS ExpertServices as Top Three award recipient in the category of Best Trial Presentation/’Hot Seat’ Consulting. The New York Law Journal was founded in 1888 to deliver news and discussion relevant to the New York legal community. The annual ‘Best Of’ awards are. Read More>>

Wicker Park Group & ALM Intelligence Release Survey Results on Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Legal Departments

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Chicago, IL – August 6, 2020 - Wicker Park Group (WPG) and ALM Intelligence have released results of a survey evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on in-house counsel and legal departments. Responses from more than 130 in-house counsel from a wide array of industries, departments, and company sizes provided insights on the outlook of their businesses, departments, budgets, and outsourcing needs. The survey results also identified the most valuable COVID-19. Read More>>

NCLA Bump Stock Ban Reply Brief Says 10th Circuit’s Chevron Waiver Ruling Deepens Circuit Split

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Washington, DC (July 28, 2020) – The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to support its petition for full court review in the case of Aposhian v. Barr. NCLA argues that the panel majority committed legal error in its 2-1 decision denying Mr. Aposhian’s appeal challenging the ban on bump stocks issued by. Read More>>

REPORT: ONLINE TRIALS A SOLUTION TO MASSIVE CASE BACKLOG AND COVID HEALTH RISKS IN COURT

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New York has a backlog of 39,000 cases. Georgia is closing courts and Minnesota has judges and their staff quarantining due to infections. With immense uncertainty about whether our justice system will come to a grinding halt, the Online Courtroom Project has demonstrated in a new report how online trials can provide a solution to get our nation’s trial system up and running. On June 26th and 27th, the OCP. Read More>>

IMS Launches COVID-19 Expertise Hub, Sponsors Webcast Briefing on Sector-by-Sector Pandemic Recovery for Big Law

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IMS Launches COVID-19 Expertise Hub, Sponsors Webcast Briefing on Sector-by-Sector Pandemic Recovery for Big Law Pensacola, Fla.  |   IMS ExpertServices has announced the launch of a new COVID-19 expertise hub and sponsorship for “The Path Forward” webcast briefing, designed to help Big Law partners and legal industry stakeholders gain clarity around recovery from the pandemic. The provides the firm’s clients a range of pandemic-related resources, while the live briefing will. Read More>>

Ex-Microsoft Attorneys Launch Innovative Government Contracting Law Firm

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Tysons Corner, VA, May 27, 2020:--Two former Microsoft attorneys announced today the official launch of Tong Tejani law firm (www.tongtejani.com), bringing a combined 40 years of government contracting and compliance experience to small and large companies doing business with government customers. “What sets us apart and in many ways makes us unique,” said co-founder Zohra Tejani, “is that we’re leveraging our experience as in-house counsel at Microsoft, VMware and Facebook. Read More>>

DAPP Launches Fund for Law Students Losing Summer Internships Due to Pandemic

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Displaced Student Stipend Fund Seeks $100,000 to Support Women of Color CHICAGO (May 20, 2020) — The Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) is launching a fund and fellowship program to support women of color law students who lost their 2020 law firm or corporate internship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As an organization, our whole mission has been focused on advancing the careers of underrepresented women of color. Read More>>

Findings On COVID-19 Impacts In Commercial Litigation Community To Be Revealed in Analysts’ Briefing

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Responses From More Than 400 Attorneys and Experts Illuminate Trends Pensacola, Fla.  |   IMS ExpertServices announced it will reveal the top trends and findings from a recent survey of more than 400 commercial litigation industry stakeholders during a live Analysts’ Briefing on April 30, 2020. The briefing will include a live preview of the findings to be published in May from the survey, and discussion and context from seasoned industry. Read More>>

IMS Launches New Study To Assess Impact Of COVID-19 On Commercial Litigation Community

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IMS Launches New Study To Assess Impact Of COVID-19 On Commercial Litigation Community Analysis Aims To Provide Insights On How COVID-19 May Shape Commercial Litigation Across Types of Firms, Practice Areas, and Markets   Pensacola, Fla.  |   IMS ExpertServices announced the launch of a new study designed to garner insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the commercial litigation community. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought disruption across industries. Read More>>

The National Law Journal Awards IMS ExpertServices with Recognition Across Unprecedented Six “Best Of” Categories Following the Firm’s Recent Alliance with The Focal Point

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The National Law Journal Awards IMS ExpertServices with Recognition Across Unprecedented Six "Best Of" Categories Following the Firm's Recent Alliance with The Focal Point Scope of National Awards Confirms Union Between IMS ExpertServices and The Focal Point Successfully Delivering Unparalleled Depth and Breadth of Value to Clients Throughout Commercial Litigation Community Pensacola, Fla.  |   The National Law Journal has announced IMS ExpertServices as a top-three winner across an unprecedented range. Read More>>

Workplace Drug Testing Expert and Trainer Andrew Easler Includes New Oral Fluid Guidelines in 2020 Version of Federal Regulations Guidebook

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Workplace drug testing industry expert Andrew David Easler has published the second edition of the following textbooks: •   A Guide to Federal Regulations on Drug & Alcohol Testing: Required Regulations and Pro Tips From Acclaimed Trainer Andrew Easler •   A Guide to USCG Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations: Required Regulations and Pro Tips From Acclaimed Trainer Andrew Easler •   A Guide to FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations: Required Regulations. Read More>>

Childhelp files Supreme Court amicus brief in support of Arizona DCS

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PHOENIX (Jan. 21, 2020) — Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit focusing on prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse, has filed an amicus (or ‘friend of the court’) brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in an important case for at-risk children out of the State of Arizona. The brief supports the State of Arizona’s request that the Supreme Court review lower court decisions allowing a. Read More>>

National Law Review Recognizes IMS Insights Podcast in 2019

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Pensacola, Fla.  |   IMS ExpertServices has earned national recognition for its thought leadership work through the IMS Insights Podcast series from The National Law Review (NLR) in the 2019 “Go-To Thought Leadership” Awards. NLR announced seventy-five national winners of the annual “Go-To Thought Leader” Awards, selected through review of a pool of more than 100,000 legal news articles published in 2019. NLR named Teresa Barber, Director of Expert Relations and. Read More>>

Legal Industry Pioneer Ralph Baxter Joins as New Co-Host of Law Technology Now Podcast

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On October 23rd, Ralph Baxter premiered as the newest host for the Legal Talk Network podcast Law Technology Now. The show, which has been producing episodes since 2008, explores the latest trends in legal technology and provides advice on improving the practice of law through innovative thinking. Baxter will host alongside co-host Daniel Linna, Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and a Senior Lecturer at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.. Read More>>

Shopping Center Professional Dan Cetina Starts Company ‘Expert Witness Pros’

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, October 2, 2019 — Expert Witness Pros is a new service business started by Dan Cetina. Dan has worked in in the shopping center business for over 35 years. Most notably in South Florida was his tenure at Sawgrass Mills as its Vice-President General Manager,  an Executive of The Swerdlow Real Estate Group and Talisman Companies, resulting in his involvement with over 10 million square feet of. Read More>>

African Legal Awards Announce 2019 Winners

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Africa’s Legal Elite Recognised in Johannesburg   Johannesburg, South Africa – 6 September, 2019 – On the evening of Friday, September 6th, ALM’s Legal Week announced the winners of the 2019 African Legal Awards at a ceremony held at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. Hosted by Legal Week and The Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA), and partnered with Africa Legal, Save the Children & Without Prejudice, the awards. Read More>>

Sibley’s Second Amendment FOIL/Red Flag Lawsuit Set for Hearing September 9, 2019, at Bath, N.Y.

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CORNING, New York: As a complement to his recently-filed Federal Lawsuit challenging New York’s criminalization of handgun possession in the home in clear violation of the Second Amendment, Montgomery Blair Sibley has filed an Article 78 lawsuit under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) challenging New York’s procedure for granting pistol permits. In his Article 78 Lawsuit, Sibley sought a “complete copy of records or portions thereof pertaining to all Pistol /Revolver License. Read More>>

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