Tag Archives: California

What’s your sign?

Can employers legally discriminate based on astrological signs? In his June 2020 dissent in Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia, which extended workplace antidiscrimination protections to LGBT employees, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mentioned astrology as a possible hiring criterion. He wrote, “Even idiosyncratic criteria are permitted; if an employer thinks that Scorpios make bad employees,…
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7 Ways for Lateral Lawyers to Build Rapport with New Colleagues Remotely

Remote working for lawyers became the norm when COVID-19 hit the U.S. in mid-March 2020 and businesses closed to comply with local stay-at-home orders. Quite a few law firms don’t expect to return to the office officially until early 2021, especially in major markets such as the Northeast and California. Many see remote working as…
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Competing for Diverse Talent

As corporate clients more often consider the diversity and inclusion policies of law firms when selecting counsel to represent them, competition to recruit minority talent is fierce. To satisfy their desire for outside counsel that meet their desired diversity and inclusion goals, general counsel expand their searches to include smaller, local, and regional firms. Specifically,…
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Go Google Yourself!

Lawyers should Google themselves for the same reasons law firms and corporations do. Self-Googling (or "ego-surfing," as it's sometimes called) is not narcissism; it’s a wise move to identify and shape your personal online reputation or "brand." Given that everyone from prospective employers to potential clients is likely to check you out online, you should…
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