Midmarket Firms Step Back From Bonus Buzz

As the usual suspects roll out their 2016 bonus announcements, midsize law firms based in Pennsylvania are abstaining from the competition, finding themselves in a separate league for rates and compensation.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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    By Max Mitchell and P.J. D'Annunzio

    Pennsylvania attorneys are giving a collective sigh of relief in the wake of the state Supreme Court's decision last week to block efforts aimed at reinstating a nearly $1 million sanction against a Philadelphia-area defense attorney.

  • Fee Agreement Termination Penalties 'Unconscionable' Brake on Client Choice, Justices Told

    By Max Mitchell

    A contingency fee agreement including a financial penalty for termination of the attorney-client relationship would chill a client's right to seek counsel of their choice, the state Supreme Court was told Tuesday at oral argument by a lawyer who urged the justices to bar enforcement of the provision.

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Hank Grezlak, editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer, discusses the economic outlook for 2016 before the Legal Marketing Association, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter.
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