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Virtual student event NEXT WEEK: The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (‘The world in 2022’) – with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and BARBRI

Tuesday 1 February, 3:30pm to 5pm, happening nearly Welcome to the third in the collection of The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy, a partnership with BARBRI and numerous main regulation corporations, designed to assist enhance college students’ enterprise and authorized sector data as they apply for coaching contracts. The subsequent Academy takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 1 February...

California Supreme Court Holds That McDonnell Douglas Standard Should Not Be Used When Evaluating Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

In Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., __ P.3d __, 2022 WL 244731 (Cal., Jan. 27, 2022), the California Supreme Court clarified that whistleblower retaliation claims introduced below Labor Code part 1102.5 shouldn't be evaluated below the McDonnell Douglas check, however as a substitute the usual enumerated in Labor Code part 1102.6.  Underneath the part 1102.6 normal, a plaintiff should present that protected...

Withers latest to drop ‘Dear Sirs’ in emails

Reminds workers to use ‘gender neutral’ salutations as an alternative Withers is the latest regulation agency to drop using gendered language similar to ‘Dear Sirs’ or ‘Dear Sir/Madam’ in written correspondence, choosing “gender neutral” salutations as an alternative. In an electronic mail to UK attorneys final week, Withers mentioned: “When writing to a firm or company the use of ‘Dear...

ULaw signs SQE partnerships with six universities

LSE and Nottingham Uni grads amongst these assured prep course locations beneath new deal The College of Regulation (ULaw) has entered into partnerships with six universities to assist graduates qualify as attorneys in England and Wales beneath the brand new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) regime. The deal will see the legislation faculty assure locations on its SQE programs to graduates...

Virtual hearings starving junior lawyers of advocacy opportunities, warns top judge

Sir Julian Flaux says many discover themselves ‘limited to being a tile without picture or sound on a Teams screen’ One of the nation’s most senior judges has raised issues over the influence of distant hearings on junior barristers’ improvement. Chancellor of the Excessive Court docket Sir Julian Flaux warned many younger lawyers are discovering themselves “limited to being a...