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December 11 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018

Federal Judiciary Gets Its First 'Judicial Integrity Officer'

Tenth Circuit administrator Jill Langley will fill the position created in the wake of widely publicized sexual harassment                                                                                          Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Women's Groups at Stanford, Berkeley Law Unite to Fight Mandatory Arbitration in Big Law

 The organizations joined those from six other elite schools across the country pledging that they won't accept funding                                                                                    Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Why Do Women Love to Hate Sheryl Sandberg?

Women who've risen to the top are still anomalies, and it's hard not to be threatened by those who've beaten the long                                                                                         Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Orrick, Keker, Covington and In-House Apple Lawyer Take Home American Lawyer Industry Awards

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe took home the Legal Services Innovation Award. Apple associate general counsel Jim Fowler                                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Employers Face Open Questions After Landmark 'Dynamex' Labor Ruling

The California Supreme Court's decision rattled companies and forced state and federal courts to grapple with unresolved                                                                                   Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

New Survey Finds Even Bigger Gender Gap In Big Law Partner Play

Male partners are earning 53 percent more than female partners in 2018, according to new data. Much of the difference                                                                                       Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Tenants Sued Landlord Over Missing Smoke Detectors. Its Insurer Did Not Have To Defend Because There Were Missing Smoke Detectors.

An appellate court in California has ruled that the owner of an apartment building sued by tenants for missing or inoperable                                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Governor Brown Appoints 13 Superior Court Judges

 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 13 California superior court judges, which include: one in Alameda County; one in Contra Costa County; three in Los Angeles County; one in Riverside County; two in Sacramento County; three in San Diego County; one in Santa Clara County; and one in Solano County.  Read  the full story at Mail-West

 

 Supreme Court Rule Crimps Crowd-Funded Amicus Briefs

“The Clerk's Office interprets this language [of Rule 37.6] to preclude an amicus from filing a brief if contributors                                                                                                   Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Diversity Officers Move Into the Big Law C-Suite

Sandra Bang's new role at Shearman & Sterling is part of a trend in which large law firms are giving diversity officers                                                                                             Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Justice Thomas Accuses Colleagues of Sidestepping Abortion-Related Disputes

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito Jr. and Neil Gorsuch, dissented from the court's decision Monday                                                                               Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

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