If economic growth begets law firm expansion, then Charleston, Charlotte and Raleigh should clear out some office space. Those Carolina cities rank among the 10 best places in the country for law firms to grow, according to global law firm expert Ed Wesemann.Read More »
It’s football season, when otherwise normal people feel a strange compulsion to paint their faces and chests, get drunk in parking lots before noon, talk trash to strangers and bust a few heads if necessary. Hey, you’ve gotta support your team!Read More »
Anyone reading the news report of the “topless rally” held in downtown Asheville last week surely had questions: Turnout for an event with such high gawker appeal was actually down from a similar rally last year? Why is a 59-year old man organizing a movement that encourages women to bare their breasts in public? And does he really go by the name Sparkles the Clown?Read More »
From the judo fighter who “accidentally” ingested a pot brownie to the swimmer who admitted to cheating and the badminton players who thought they were being crafty by throwing games, the London Olympics was a surprisingly fertile legal training ground for budding lawyers, according to Charleston School of Law Dean Andy L. Abrams.
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Economic trends ebb and flow, but as long as the legislature meets, lobbyists stay afloat. And because an impressive number of the 25 highest-paid lobbyists working the South Carolina State House during this year’s legislative session were lawyers or employed by law firms, lobbying remains a lucrative legal niche.Read More »
The Lawyers Weekly staff frequently scours the job postings on Craigslist—strictly for newsgathering purposes, we assure you—where we came across a posting for “ghostbloggers” wanted by a bankruptcy law firm in Raleigh. The firm seeks five “ghostbloggers to write at least 20 blog posts per month on bankruptcy law … and topics at least minimally related to bankruptcy.”Read More »
A trash-talkin’ sheriff in Kershaw County is racking up a Norm Peterson-sized legal tab for local taxpayers. Since he was elected two years ago, Sheriff Jim Matthews (above) has been sued by his predecessor, a judge and three former or current county employees.Read More »