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By Julius Melnitzer | October 19, 2023 DAVIS POLK RESCINDS JOB OFFERS TO PRO-HAMAS HARVARD STUDENTS Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a top UK law firm that employs about 1,000 lawyers, has withdrawn job offers to three Harvard and Columbia students who signed statements blaming Israel for the Hamas attacks and expressing support for Palestinians. […]

The Ethics of Dictating Work Ethic

By Billy Hathorn, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons By Murray Gottheil | October 16, 2023 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Later he kicked Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden and decreed that going forward, people would have to work very, very hard, just to survive. From […]

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By Julius Melnitzer | October 15, 2023 FIRED IN-HOUSE COUNSEL AT BANK AWARDED $1.8 MILLION A UK employment tribunal has ordered digital bank Starling to pay $1.8 million in damages to Guinaz Raja, whom the bank had employed as a solicitor in its legal department at a salary of $126,000. The employer terminated Raja, an […]

That’s A Little Bit Too Thinky For Me

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko at Pexels By Murray Gottheil | October 1, 2023 A young lawyer asked me for advice. He was contemplating making a jump from Big Law to a smaller firm, for the usual reason that he wanted to work less and enjoy life more. I was not completely sure that it was the […]

Despite Ontario Superior Court of Justice guidelines, virtual proceedings the rule not the exception

From an advocacy stance, ‘it’s a case-by-case assessment’ says Bogoroch’s Linda Wolanski This article was produced by Canadian Lawyer in partnership with Bogoroch & Associates LLP By Julius Melnitzer | September 28, 2023 On April 19, 2022, Ontario Superior Court of Justice guidelines mandating “presumptive methods of attendance” for all manner of proceedings came into effect. […]

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