Farris Law Firm http://farrislawfirm.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:45:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://farrislawfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Farris Law Firm http://farrislawfirm.com/ 32 32 Midsize U.S. law firms see demand edge in tough year – report https://farrislawfirm.com/midsize-u-s-law-firms-see-demand-edge-in-tough-year-report/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:11:00 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/midsize-u-s-law-firms-see-demand-edge-in-tough-year-report/

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(Reuters) – Midsize U.S. law firms benefited from a greater increase in client demand and suffered a smaller productivity decline in the first half of 2022 compared to their larger counterparts, according to a new report released Thursday.

It’s the first time since 2015 that midsize firms have on average outperformed the top 100 most profitable U.S. law firms in demand growth, according to the Thomson Reuters Institute report. The Institute is separate from Reuters but shares the same parent company.

In a year that saw an overall cooling in demand for legal services, demand rose 1.7% for midsize businesses through the end of the second quarter of 2022 compared to 2021, according to the report. Demand fell by 0.2% for the American Lawyer’s 100 most profitable companies, while companies ranked 101-200 saw demand increase by 1.8%.

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Productivity, meanwhile, fell the most for Am Law 100 firms, dropping 3.3% in the first half, compared to 1.8% for midsize firms. Many of America’s top law firms rushed to hire additional lawyers last year amid a historic boom in corporate deals.

The report is based on monthly data collected directly from approximately 70 mid-size US law firms, which can range from 35 to several hundred lawyers, as well as large firms. Medium-sized companies generally charge less than larger companies for legal work.

The mid-size group saw a 6.5% increase in demand for real estate work, compared to 5.4% for the Am Law 100 firms. medium-sized cohort, but decreased by 1.9% for the first 100.

“We’re really seeing a flight to perceived profitability,” said Bill Josten, head of enterprise content at the Thomson Reuters Institute and author of the report.

In other practice areas such as tax, bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions, however, midsize companies have seen demand plummet faster than larger companies. Demand for M&A work fell 10.2% for midsize companies in the first half compared to 2021, while M&A demand fell 5.3% for all companies, according to The report.

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Chinekwu Osakwe covers legal industry news with a focus on mid-sized law firms. Contact her at Chinekwu.osakwe@thomsonreuters.com.

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Fifth annual mentoring day scheduled for October 21 – Troubadour https://farrislawfirm.com/fifth-annual-mentoring-day-scheduled-for-october-21-troubadour/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:01:00 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/fifth-annual-mentoring-day-scheduled-for-october-21-troubadour/

SFU graduates from various Shields School of Business majors who are now working and succeeding in various careers will return to SFU on October 21 for the University’s fifth annual Mentoring Day.

Mentorship Day provides current students with the opportunity to gain valuable insight and advice from former students who held the same seats they currently hold.

“It’s exciting to see current students network with former students and receive advice and guidance on what to expect in their own careers and how to make good decisions about their future,” said Kelly Rhodes, chair of the Department of Communications and Criminal Justice.

The networking opportunities the event provides for students often open doors for them as they take their first steps into the business world.

“I’ve been going to Mentoring Day for a few years and every year I’ve met someone new,” said graduate student Kerry Galloway.

“Some of the people I’ve met on Mentoring Day in the past, I’ll be in touch with for job opportunities.”

As in years past, next month’s event will feature over 10 sessions across different disciplines and topics.

“Currently, the communications panel is still being assembled, but so far we have Nicolette Belasco, Digital Marketing Coordinator at McLanahan Corporation in Hollidaysburg; Marina Misitano, Digital Marketing Associate at Leybold in Pittsburgh; and Bob Gillespie, director of instruction at Top Golf in Pittsburgh,” Rhodes said.

The primary goal of Mentorship Day is for current Saint Francis students to build relationships with SFU graduates—relationships that could pay off after graduation.

“All of our students should plan to attend as many sessions as possible and make time to speak with alumni on October 21,” Rhodes said.

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Deniece Cornejo’s camp says Vhong must be jailed in Taguig, eyes despise raps against wife and lawyer – Reuters https://farrislawfirm.com/deniece-cornejos-camp-says-vhong-must-be-jailed-in-taguig-eyes-despise-raps-against-wife-and-lawyer-reuters/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:54:00 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/deniece-cornejos-camp-says-vhong-must-be-jailed-in-taguig-eyes-despise-raps-against-wife-and-lawyer-reuters/

Model Deniece Cornejo’s camp says TV host and comedian Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro should be jailed in Taguig as per procedures.

Attorney Ferdinand Topacio, Cornejo’s lead attorney, reacted to comments made by Navarro’s wife, Tanya Bautista-Navarro, who said on September 21 that she feared for the TV host’s safety. he was being transferred to Taguig City Jail to be held in connection with the rape. file submitted by the model.

Model Deniece Cornejo (left) and Vhong Navarro and his wife Tanya (File, Instagram of Tanya Bautista)

“It’s not up to me or Vhong’s wife, but we have to follow legal procedures. And the law states that a defendant in a criminal case must be held in the city jail within the jurisdiction of the court hearing the case, which is the Taguig City Jail in Mr. Navarro’s case” , Topacio told the September 1 Manila Bulletin. 22.

In a September 21 media interview, Tanya said Navarro’s possible transfer to Taguig City Jail “is very scary.”

“Kasi threatens ‘yun sa buhay niya. Basta very scary, very scary for Vhong (because it will be a threat to his life. It’s just very scary, very scary for Vhong),” she said, according to video uploaded by ABS-CBN. News.

She added, “I think the lawyers also filed a motion para huwag umabot doon. Pero ako right now ang concern ko yung security for Vhong (I think the lawyers also filed a motion for her not to reach this [transfer]. But for me right now, my concern is Vhong’s safety).

“But for now, at least yung security niya. Natatakot ako for him na ilipat siya sa Taguig (But for now, at least for his safety. I fear for him when he is transferred to Taguig),” she said.

Topacio said alleged threats against Navarro were unproven

“What strikes me as odd is that the alleged threats against Mr. Navarro are speculative and unproven. This is also an insult to BJMPs [Bureau of Jail Management and Penology] ability to secure prisoners in detention. Mr. Navarro’s wife is just looking for excuses to give her husband special treatment. But there must be equal treatment under the law,” he said.

Navarro is now being held at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Manila after Presiding Judge Loralie Cruz Datahan of Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 69 issued a warrant for his arrest without bail on September 19 in a case that accused him of allegedly raping Cornejo on January 17, 2014.

The Taguig City Attorney’s Office filed the rape case against Navarro on August 31 in the Taguig Regional Trial Court based on an order from the Court of Appeals, which issued an enacted decision on July 21 in favor of Cornejo’s request for a review of his lawsuit against the television host.

Topacio also announced that they would file contempt charges against Navarro’s attorney, Alma Mallonga, and his wife for speaking to the media about the case.

“In addition, we are now preparing contempt charges against Atty. Alma Mallonga and Vhong Navarro’s wife for making sub judice statements. We will not sit idly by while some people scoff at justice again by staging another publicity trial. They will be held responsible! he said.

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Lawyers from the Dallas Law Firms of Brad Jackson Win Texas Super Lawyers Honors https://farrislawfirm.com/lawyers-from-the-dallas-law-firms-of-brad-jackson-win-texas-super-lawyers-honors/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/lawyers-from-the-dallas-law-firms-of-brad-jackson-win-texas-super-lawyers-honors/

DALLAS, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Experienced Texas business lawyers brad jackson and Cheryl Man law firms of brad jackson in dallas are recognized as two of the state’s top corporate litigators on the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers List published by Thomson Reuters.

Both lawyers are on the 2022 list of Texas’ leading lawyers based on nominations from other business litigation attorneys across the state and an extensive research process conducted by the list editors. The exclusive list of super lawyers includes the top 5% of lawyers in Texas.

Mr. Jackson, Certified Counsel in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has been representing businesses and individuals in major legal matters for decades. His track record in Texas Courtrooms includes multi-million dollar payouts for businesses and families. He has also successfully defended numerous commercial clients against claims involving millions of dollars.

Like Mr. Jackson, Mrs. Mann has been repeatedly selected for the Super Lawyers list due to his years of working for clients on cases involving a variety of legal issues. In addition to handling business disputes, she and Mr. Jackson have helped clients prevail in lawsuits involving disputed contracts, breaches of fiduciary duty, probate and trust matters and legal appeals, among others.

The law firms of brad jackson has proudly represented clients in north texas and statewide for over 30 years. Recent company wins for customers include:

Situated at dallasThe law firms of brad jackson offers decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the country. brad jackson is certified in civil trial law by the Texas Legal specialist advice. The firm handles virtually all types of commercial disputes and cases involving serious injury and wrongful death.

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Cognizant Selected as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s New Global Technology Services Partner https://farrislawfirm.com/cognizant-selected-as-freshfields-bruckhaus-deringers-new-global-technology-services-partner/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/cognizant-selected-as-freshfields-bruckhaus-deringers-new-global-technology-services-partner/

Cognizant to Provide Managed IT Services to Support Global Law Firm’s Business Growth and Enhance Client Experience

LONDON, September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant today announced that it has been selected by global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to manage global IT operations and support its ambitious global expansion plans.

Under the new multi-year agreement, Cognizant will provide 24/7 managed service of Freshfields IT infrastructure and applications, as well as management of its service desk. Cognizant will also help define Freshfields’ technology transformation roadmap. The collaboration with Cognizant will support Freshfields’ high standards of customer service, improving flexibility and driving investment and innovation in other parts of the business.

“Cognizant is already the preferred digital transformation partner of some of the world’s largest companies to support their ambitious growth plans, enable innovation and help improve the customer experience,” said Manju Kygonahally, Head of Communications, Media and Technology, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant. “Many legal services firms are at an inflection point and are beginning to accelerate digital transformation and modernize their businesses. We are honored to support Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on its journey and contribute to its success.

Global analyst firms continually recognize Cognizant for its leadership across all industries. Analysts point to customer partnerships, scalability, digital capabilities and enterprise expertise as key drivers of Cognizant’s leadership.

About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is an international law firm with a long and successful track record advising the world’s leading national and multinational corporations and financial institutions on game-changing and business-critical challenges. Our team of more than 2,800 lawyers and other legal professionals deliver global results from our 27 offices around the world. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise and business savvy means our clients can rely on us when it matters most.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) designs modern enterprises. We help our clients modernize technology, reinvent processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead of our rapidly changing world. Together, we make everyday life better. Find out how at www.cognizant.com or @cognizant.

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Women’s Group Spotlights Latino Artists, Offers Mentorship in Indiana – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast https://farrislawfirm.com/womens-group-spotlights-latino-artists-offers-mentorship-in-indiana-wish-tv-indianapolis-news-indiana-weather-forecast/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:27:45 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/womens-group-spotlights-latino-artists-offers-mentorship-in-indiana-wish-tv-indianapolis-news-indiana-weather-forecast/

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A group of women are developing new ways to ensure all Latino artists have a voice in Indiana.

“There’s so much talent in Indy and Latinas are as talented as anyone else, and we’re so happy about that,” said Mirvia Sol Eckert, co-founder of Indy Latina Artists.

Mirvia Sol Eckert, from Puerto Rico, and Mary Mindiola, from Venezuela, are on a mission to empower Latino artists and bring them to light.

“People always want to see the artist behind the art and that’s very, very important, so I want them to feel confident. That’s our goal,” Eckert said.

That’s why they created an all-female group called Indy Latina Artists which offers mentorship and exposure opportunities in both Spanish and English.

The duo met years ago and found they shared a lot in common.

“She was Latina like me, so there was a connection and then I saw her at different shows. She started showing up at different shows with me and we just started talking,” Mary E. Mindiola said. , co-founder of Indy Latina Artists.

Last week, the group debuted their inaugural exhibition at the third-floor gallery at Saks Fifth Avenue. The exhibition runs until October 9.

“My culture is very, very important to me and so I used these warm Caribbean colors to express my feelings, so I used a lot of different colors that were very vibrant,” Eckert said.

“A lot of the artists that we have are just emerging, getting a sense of what it’s all about and they’re very talented. They want to be out there. They just don’t know how. They’re a bit shy, they are intimidated by language,” Mindiola said.

“We hope they feel comfortable with us. Let them come to us. Some of them, we help them with their bios. This Saks was their first time exhibiting,” Eckert said.

Indy Latina Artists will host another event to showcase more art at the Circle City Industrial Complex in February 2023.

For more information about the group, you can contact Mirvia Sol Eckert and Mary Mindiola at indylatinaartists@gmail.com.

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Dearie meets with Trump attorneys, Justice Department, on Mar-a-Lago search https://farrislawfirm.com/dearie-meets-with-trump-attorneys-justice-department-on-mar-a-lago-search/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:38:19 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/dearie-meets-with-trump-attorneys-justice-department-on-mar-a-lago-search/

NEW YORK — Lawyers for Donald Trump are scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors and the special counsel appointed at the former president’s request on Tuesday to review documents seized from his Florida home.

In a court filing ahead of the hearing, Trump’s attorneys acknowledged that the investigation into the documents found at Mar-a-Lago could lead to an indictment.

New Special Petty Officer Federal Judge Raymond J. Dearie is assessing review mechanisms for approximately 11,000 documents, approximately 100 of which are classified, that were seized Aug. 8 when FBI agents executed a search authorized by the court in Trump’s residence. and private club.

Prosecutors say the search was necessary to recover highly sensitive national security documents, after months of dithering by Trump’s legal team over the classified documents he had after leaving the White House and leaving the White House. he had returned them all to the government. Officials say they are investigating several potential crimes, including the mishandling of national defense information and the concealment or destruction of government documents. Trump’s lawyers accuse the Justice Department of trying to turn a dispute with the National Archives and Records Administration into a criminal case.

Trump lawyers acknowledge Mar-a-Lago case could lead to impeachment

U.S. District Court Judge Aileen M. Cannon, a Trump appointee, agreed to Trump’s request for a special master — a neutral third-party legal expert — to review seized documents to determine which may be covered by claims of attorney-client privilege or the far more vague and contested assertion of executive privilege.

After Cannon named Dearie as special master, Dearie ordered both sides to appear in his courtroom on Tuesday to discuss document review mechanisms – even as the Justice Department appeals some parties of Cannon’s order. Prosecutors asked a higher court to stay Cannon’s decision that Dearie should review classified documents as well as unclassified documents, and that the FBI and Justice Department cannot use classified documents in connection with their criminal investigation while the special main examination is underway.

In a filing before Tuesday’s hearing, Trump’s lawyers expressed concern that Dearie asked them questions that Cannon did not, including whether documents bearing classification marks were in fact classified. Lawyers argued that Trump – who had broad declassification powers when he was president – could be at a legal disadvantage if he answered those questions at this stage of the process.

Explaining whether Trump declassified the documents, the lawyers wrote, would be forcing Trump to “fully and specifically disclose a defense to the merits of any subsequent indictment without such a requirement being evident in the district court order.” In raising this concern, the lawyers acknowledged at least the possibility that the former president or his aides could face criminal charges in the case.

Trump’s lawyers have repeatedly suggested in court documents that the former president could have declassified the documents – but they haven’t actually claimed he did.

The Washington Post reported that among the classified documents the FBI took from Mar-a-Lago was a document outlining a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, according to people familiar with the research. , who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe sensitive details of an ongoing investigation.

Some of the documents seized detail top-secret U.S. operations so closely watched that only the president, some members of his cabinet, or a an official close to the Cabinet could authorize other government officials to know details about them, these people said.

Files that deal with these programs are kept under lock and key, almost always in a secure information compartment, with a designated monitoring officer to keep a close eye on their location.

Barrett reported from Washington.

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INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ward & Ward Law Firm is pleased to announce that two of its top Indianapolis personal injury attorneys have been included in the 2023 edition of America’s Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Once again, I am honored that members of our Indiana personal injury law firm have been selected for the 2023 Top Lawyers list,” said owner and partner Charlie Ward.

“Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the outstanding achievements of the best legal professionals,” said Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “We are proud to continue to present the most respected and impartial legal honors in the world.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most trusted and unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international listing was published in 2006 and since then it has grown to provide listings in over 75 countries. For the 2023 edition of America’s Best Lawyersover 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify top legal talent, as identified by their peers.

Lawyers on America’s Best Lawyers The list is divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are peer-reviewed based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to ensure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Ward & Ward Law Firm would like to congratulate the following Indianapolis attorneys named to the 2023 America’s Best Lawyers listing:

Donald W. Ward – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Charles P. Ward – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

About Ward & Ward Law Firm:

After receiving his JD from Notre Dame, a partner in the law firm Ward & Ward, Donald W. Ward founded his personal injury law firm in 1954. His son, Charlie Ward, joined in 1989 and, together they have formed a partnership dedicated to serving their injured clients and the families of victims of wrongful deaths. Together, the partners have over 100 years of personal injury law experience in Indiana.

]]> Portage County CASA program begins helping children https://farrislawfirm.com/portage-county-casa-program-begins-helping-children/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 21:36:23 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/portage-county-casa-program-begins-helping-children/ David E. Dix

If you’re looking for a great way to volunteer and help Portage County Juvenile Court make better decisions about the future of our county’s youth, here’s your chance.

Become a volunteer with the Portage County CASA program.

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, a program that Portage County Juvenile Court Judge Patricia J. Smith started with the help of State Representative Gail Pavliga, who helped the judge to obtain funding.

Children who are removed from their homes, through no fault of their own, due to suspected addiction, abuse or neglect, need an advocate. CASA trains volunteers to investigate the circumstances that led to the removal of the child from his home. Under the authority of the Youth Court, the CASA volunteer provides insight into what is in the best interests of the child.

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Black Girls Dream Tour offers mentorship and inspiration https://farrislawfirm.com/black-girls-dream-tour-offers-mentorship-and-inspiration/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 01:36:00 +0000 https://farrislawfirm.com/black-girls-dream-tour-offers-mentorship-and-inspiration/

Black Girls Dream Tour offers mentorship and inspiration



ONCE AGAIN MONDAY MORNING THIS AFTERNOON AN EVENT TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. WVTM 13 CHIP SCARBOROUGH IS LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM WITH MORE ON THE DREAM BUS TOUR. CHIP. JEFF’S ORGANIZERS SAY THEY REALIZE THERE IS SOMETHING THEY CALLS SEVERE UNDER-INVESTMENT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAT CAUSED THE EVENT YOU SEE LIVE HAPPEN HERE AT KELLY INGRAM PARK. NOW IT’S CALLED A BLACK GIRLS DREAM TOUR. THIS IS THE LAST STOP ON THIS TOUR. AND KELLY INGRAM PARK IN BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE. IT IS ORGANIZED BY THE CONSORTIUM OF SOUTHERN BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN, BASED IN ATLANTA. THOSE ORGANIZING THE EVENT SAY THEIR MAIN GOAL IS TO BRING JOY TO THE COMMUNITY. IT’S DONE THROUGH A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SENSITIVE HOUSES, BOARD GAMES, A 360 DEGREE PHOTOBOOTH AND SCORE STATIONS. WE REALIZE WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE MENTOR, WE BRING JOY TO OUR COMMUNITIES. WE CANNOT DEPEND ON OTHERS TO DO IT. SO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT JUST THE PURE HUMBLITY AND PURE APPRECIATION THAT OUR BENEFITS HAVE, IT’S JUST ON I WANT, IT’S JUST AMAZING. IT’S JUST AMAZING THAT THE EVENT IS ENDING HERE WITHIN THE NEXT MINUTES BEFORE THE TOUR ENDS HERE IN BIRMINGHAM, A NUMBER OF OTHER STOPS WERE MADE AND JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, LIVINGSTON, ALABAMA AND WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA, LIVE AT KELLY INGRAM PARK IN DOWNT

Black Girls Dream Tour offers mentorship and inspiration

An event aimed at building a better future for members of our community took place at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham. Watch the video above to learn more about the special tour which ended in Birmingham.

An event aimed at building a better future for members of our community took place at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham. Watch the video above to learn more about the special tour which ended in Birmingham.

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