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ANALYSIS: First-Year Pay—Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?

Bloomberg Law’s State of Practice survey asked attorneys to estimate the starting salaries for first-year associates at their firms, and then share their thoughts on whether those associates are being overpaid, underpaid, or paid the right amount. Here’s what they said.

Man Serving 58 Years Wins Habeas Appeal Over Ineffective Counsel

An Indiana man serving 58 years for murder scored a major legal win Friday, when a federal appeals court in Chicago affirmed that his conviction was the result of errors by his trial attorney, who failed to have a forensic expert testify about the victim’s cause of death.

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How Suspended Lawyer Derailed NRA Donors’ $1 Billion Claim

A claim that by one estimate could have been worth $1 billion is nearing its last breath. The plaintiffs, well-heeled donors who allege NRA leaders used their contributions to fund lavish lifestyles, have barely a week to find a new lawyer willing to take on the gun-rights group.

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Big Law's Big Paychecks: Partner Compensation, Explained

Law firm partners in Big Law earn a lot of money, but just how much they make can vary widely. Whether it's equity or non-equity or merit versus lockstep, this video explains what goes into determining the size of those paychecks at elite law firms.

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