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Employment Law Firms
- This is the area of law that governs the relationships between employers and employees. It includes things like harassment and unfair dismissal.
- Labour law (or "labor", or "employment" law) is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations.
- (Employment Laws) Federal and state employment laws apply with equal force to associations as to other employers. The fact that associations are nonprofit corporations is irrelevant; the fact that an association is an employer is relevant.
- A business concern, esp. one involving a partnership of two or more people
- (firm) tauten: become taut or tauter; "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
- (firm) the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
- (firm) with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
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Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms
This engaging ethnography examines the gendered nature of today's large corporate law firms. Although increasing numbers of women have become lawyers in the past decade, Jennifer Pierce discovers that the double standards and sexist attitudes of legal bureaucracies are a continuing problem for women lawyers and paralegals.
Working as a paralegal, Pierce did ethnographic research in two law offices, and her depiction of the legal world is quite unlike the glamorized version seen on television. Pierce tellingly portrays the dilemma that female attorneys face: a woman using tough, aggressive tactics--the ideal combative litigator--is often regarded as brash or even obnoxious by her male colleagues. Yet any lack of toughness would mark her as ineffective.
Women paralegals also face a double bind in corporate law firms. While lawyers depend on paralegals for important work, they also expect these women--for most paralegals are women--to nurture them and affirm their superior status in the office hierarchy. Paralegals who mother their bosses experience increasing personal exploitation, while those who do not face criticism and professional sanction. Male paralegals, Pierce finds, do not encounter the same difficulties that female paralegals do.
Pierce argues that this gendered division of labor benefits men politically, economically, and personally. However, she finds that women lawyers and paralegals develop creative strategies for resisting and disrupting the male-dominated status quo. Her lively narrative and well-argued analysis will be welcomed by anyone interested in today's gender politics and business culture.
Mark Gardner, Partner, Latimer Hinks Solicitors
MARK GARDNER – Partner for Law Firm Latimer Hinks Solicitors based in Darlington (UK) Specialism: Commercial Litigation, Debt Collection, Insovency & Employment Education: Leeds University - LLB (Hons) degree. Mark was articled in Newcastle from 1986-88, qualified in 1988, and was a Solicitor/Partner in a Newcastle firm until 1995 when he joined Latimer Hinks. He became a Partner in 1997. Memberships: Darlington & District Business Club
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Fiona Martin, director of Martin Searle Solicitors, receives her firewalk certificate in Brighton, June 5, 2010
employment law firms
The primary goal of most law students is to get a job upon graduation. While law school teaches many things, how to get a law job is not one of them. Thousands of law students thus graduate each year without a job, without any prospects, and without the faintest idea how to land their first job with a law firm. In law school, however, the competition for top jobs is intense - and the special needs of law firm recruiters are unknown to law students. This book is an insider's look at the secrets of landing a dream law firm job.