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A law firm or a law company is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. [1]

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ABA Journal

The ABA Journal (since 1984, formerly American Bar Association Journal, 1915–1983, evolved from Annual Bulletin, 1908–1914) is a monthly legal trade magazine and the flagship publication of the American Bar Association.

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Accounts receivable

Accounts receivable is a legally enforceable claim for payment held by a business for goods supplied and/or services rendered that customers/clients have ordered but not paid for.

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Adam Liptak

Adam Liptak (born September 2, 1960) is an American journalist, lawyer and instructor in law and journalism.

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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.

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Adversarial system

The adversarial system or adversary system is a legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties' case or position before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who attempt to determine the truth and pass judgment accordingly.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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Ambulance chasing

Ambulance chasing, sometimes known as barratry, is a professional slur which refers to a lawyer soliciting for clients at a disaster site.

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American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States.

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American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct

The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, created by the American Bar Association (ABA), are a set of rules that prescribe baseline standards of legal ethics and professional responsibility for lawyers in the United States.

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Asian Americans

Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.

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Associate attorney

An associate attorney is a lawyer and an employee of a law firm who does not hold an ownership interest as a partner.

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Assortative mating

Assortative mating is a mating pattern and a form of sexual selection in which individuals with similar phenotypes mate with one another more frequently than would be expected under a random mating pattern.

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Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie, founded as Baker & McKenzie in 1949, is a multinational law firm.

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Big Five (law firms) in South Africa

The Big Five law firms is a term informally used in South Africa to refer to those law firms which, collectively, are perceived to be the leading law firms based in South Africa.

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Big Six (law firms)

The Big Six law firms, was a term informally used in Australia to refer to the commercial law firms which, collectively, were the largest firms operating in Australia in terms of revenue and lawyers employed, and perceived to be the most prestigious before four merged or formed association relationships with firms from other countries (the United Kingdom for three of them, China for one of them), in 2012.

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Bitter Lawyer

BitterLawyer.com is a legal humor and news blog targeted at disgruntled lawyers.

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Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Board of directors

A board of directors is a recognized group of people who jointly oversee the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit business, nonprofit organization, or a government agency.

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Book of business (law)

Book of business is common parlance in the United States legal services sector and refers to the collection of clients that a lawyer (usually a partner) has assembled throughout his or her career.

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Boston Legal

Boston Legal is an American legal comedy-drama created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC.

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Boutique law firm

A boutique law firm is a collection of attorneys typically organized in a limited liability partnership or professional corporation specializing in a niche area of law practice.

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Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.

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Building a Better Legal Profession

Building a Better Legal Profession (BBLP) is a national grassroots organization founded by students at Stanford Law School in January 2007.

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A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is New York City's oldest law firm and one of the oldest continuously operating legal practices in the United States.

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Capital (economics)

In economics, capital consists of an asset that can enhance one's power to perform economically useful work.

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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and a member of the "Magic Circle" of leading British law firms.

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Comedy-drama, also known as dramedy (portmanteau of words drama and comedy), is a genre in film and television works in which plot elements are a combination of comedy and drama.

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Competition law

Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.

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Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial or otherwise, and serving one interest could involve working against another.

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A consumer is a person or organization that use economic services or commodities.

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Corporated law firm

A corporated law firm() is a type of law firm in South Korea.

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A corporation is a company or group of people or an organisation authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (known as Cravath) is an American law firm based in New York City, with an additional office in London.

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Criminal law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime.

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David E. Kelley

David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Harry's Law, Big Little Lies, and Mr. Mercedes, as well as several films.

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Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a UK-incorporated multinational professional services network.

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Earnings before interest and taxes

In accounting and finance, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is a measure of a firm's profit that includes all expenses except interest and income tax expenses.

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Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation, doing business as ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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General partnership

A general partnership, the basic form of partnership under common law, is in most countries an association of persons or an unincorporated company with the following major features.

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Goodwin Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP (known as Goodwin) is a Global 50 law firm consisting of more than 1000 lawyers with offices in Boston, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C..

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Heller Ehrman

Heller Ehrman LLP was an international law firm of more than 730 attorneys in 15 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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Independent contractor

An independent contractor is a natural person, business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract or within a verbal agreement.

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Initial public offering

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges.

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Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

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Investment fund

An investment fund is a way of investing money alongside other investors in order to benefit from the inherent advantages of working as part of a group.

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A JD/MBA is a dual degree program offered jointly by some law and business schools.

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John C. Dearie

John C. Dearie (born March 23, 1940) is an American lawyer and politician from New York.

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John Grisham

John Ray Grisham Jr. (born February 8, 1955).

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King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is a multinational law firm headquartered in Hong Kong.

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Labour law

Labour law (also known as labor law or employment law) mediates the relationship between workers, employing entities, trade unions and the government.

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Law firm

A law firm or a law company is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law.

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Law firm network

A law firm network (law firm association or legal network) is a membership organisation consisting of independent law firms.

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Law library

A law library is a special library used by law students, lawyers, judges and their law clerks, historians and other scholars of legal history in order to research the law.

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A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." A lawsuit is any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.

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A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

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Legal Services Act 2007

The Legal Services Act 2007 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that seeks to liberalise and regulate the market for legal services in England and Wales, to encourage more competition and to provide a new route for consumer complaints.

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LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services.

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Limited liability company

A limited liability company (LLC) is the United States of America-specific form of a private limited company.

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Limited liability partnership

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is a partnership in which some or all partners (depending on the jurisdiction) have limited liabilities.

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Line of credit

A line of credit is credit source extended to a government, business or individual by a bank or other financial institution.

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List of US law firms by profits per partner

This is a list of American law firms by profits per partner (PPP).

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Lockstep compensation

Lockstep compensation is a system of remuneration in which the employees' salaries are based purely on their seniority within the organization.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Magic Circle (law firms)

The Magic Circle is an informal term for the London headquartered law firms with the largest revenues, the most international work and which consistently outperform the rest of the London market on profitability.

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Martindale-Hubbell is an information services company to the legal profession that was founded in 1868.

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities.

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Multidisciplinary professional services networks

Multidisciplinary professional services networks are organizations formed by law, accounting and other professional services firms to offer clients new multidisciplinary approaches solving increasingly complex issues.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York Law Journal

The New York Law Journal, founded in 1888, is a legal periodical covering the legal profession in New York, United States.

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A noun (from Latin nōmen, literally meaning "name") is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

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An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.

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Occupational burnout

Occupational burnout is thought to result from long-term, unresolvable job stress.

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Of counsel

Of counsel is, in the legal profession of the United States, often the title of an attorney who has a relationship with a law firm or an organization, but is not an associate or a partner.

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Offshore magic circle

Offshore magic circle is the set of the largest multi-jurisdictional law firms who specialise in tax havens (especially the Caribbean triad of Bermuda-Cayman-BVI, and the Channel Islands duo of Jersey-Guernsey), and increasingly in modern corporate tax havens (especially Dublin, Singapore and Luxembourg).

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A paralegal is an individual, qualified by education, training or work experience, who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.

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A partnership is an arrangement where parties, known as partners, agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests.

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A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.

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Paul Drennan Cravath

Paul Drennan Cravath (July 14, 1861 – July 1, 1940) was a prominent Manhattan lawyer and a partner of the law firm today known as Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings LLP, formerly known as Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, is an international law firm with 22 offices worldwide.

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Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Practice of law

In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits, and is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or attorney at law, barrister, solicitor, or civil law notary.

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Pro bono

Pro bono publico (for the public good; usually shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment.

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A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain.

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Professional association

A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) is usually a nonprofit organization seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession and the public interest.

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Professional corporation

Professional corporations or professional service corporation (abbreviated as PC or PSC) are those corporate entities for which many corporation statutes make special provision, regulating the use of the corporate form by licensed professionals such as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians.

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Rawle & Henderson LLP

Rawle & Henderson LLP is a law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Retirement age

This article lists the statutory retirement age in different countries.

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In accounting, revenue is the income that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers.

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Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory.

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Seven Sisters (law firms)

The Seven Sisters refers to a collection of seven leading law firms with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors and is taller than approximately.

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Sole proprietorship

A sole proprietorship, also known as the sole trader or simply a proprietorship, is a type of enterprise that is owned and run by one natural person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity.

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Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data.

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Suits (U.S. TV series)

Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh.

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Supreme Court of California

The Supreme Court of California is the court of last resort in the courts of the State of California.

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Swiss association

A Swiss association ("Verein" in German, "association" in French, "associazione" in Italian) is a legal structure in Swiss law, defined in the civil code (Part one, title two, chapter two).

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Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Tax law

Tax law is an area of legal study dealing with the constitutional, common-law, statutory, tax treaty, and regulatory rules that constitute the law applicable to taxation.

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Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.

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Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.

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The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer is a monthly law magazine published by ALM.

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The Denver Post

The Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website that has been published in the Denver, Colorado area since 1892.

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The Firm (1993 film)

The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook and David Strathairn.

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The National Law Review

The National Law Review is an American law journal, legal news website and legal analysis content-aggregating database.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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Up or out

In a hierarchical organization, "up or out", also known as a tenure or partnership system, is the requirement that each member of the organization must achieve a certain rank within a certain period of time.

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Virtual law firm

A virtual law firm is a legal practice that does not have a bricks-and-mortar office, but operates from the homes or satellite offices of its lawyers, usually delivering services to clients at a distance using technological means of communication.

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White-shoe firm

A White-shoe firm is a leading professional services firm in the United States, particularly firms that have been in existence for more than a century and represent Fortune 500 companies.

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