Seeking Justice: Lawyers Call on Those Affected by ‘Forever Chemicals’ to Join Growing Lawsuits

Nashville, TN – A significant movement led by mass tort attorneys is underway across the United States, focusing on litigation against the manufacturers of PFAS, often referred to as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment and the human body. These attorneys are actively seeking individuals who believe they have suffered health issues linked to PFAS exposure to join in potentially groundbreaking lawsuits. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of man-made chemicals that include PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and numerous other chemicals. PFAS have been used in various industrial applications and consumer … Read more

Legal Standstill: Delhi Lawyers Strike in Protest Against Overhaul of Criminal Laws

New Delhi, India — Legal proceedings in India’s capital faced significant disruptions Monday as thousands of lawyers initiated a strike. The attorneys are protesting sweeping reforms proposed in the criminal law system, measures they argue could undermine their professional and financial footing. The strike, called for by the coordination committee of all district courts bar associations in Delhi, is a reaction to the central government’s proposed overhaul of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the Evidence Act. Lawyers contend that these changes might limit their litigation opportunities, thus affecting their … Read more

Survey Reveals Minority Lawyers Often Used as ‘Window Dressing’ in Top US Firms’ Client Meetings

New York — A recent survey exposes a troubling trend among America’s largest law firms, revealing that minority attorneys are often showcased in initial client meetings as a diversity display but are subsequently left out of the real casework. The findings suggest a superficial commitment to diversity that fails to extend beyond client pitching sessions. According to the data gathered by Leopard Solutions, about one-third of surveyed lawyers, primarily from minority ethnic backgrounds, reported their inclusion in initial pitches without subsequent involvement in actual legal work. Strikingly, 85% of these instances fell within the attorney’s … Read more

BAL Secures Top Spot for Diversity in The American Lawyer’s 2024 Scorecard, Championing Inclusion in the Legal Industry

Washington, D.C. – BAL, a prominent U.S. law firm, has been acclaimed for its exceptional commitment to diversity, ranking third among 208 firms in The American Lawyer’s 2024 Diversity Scorecard. This benchmark report annually assesses minority representation within legal institutions across the nation. Under the leadership of CEO Jeremy Fudge, BAL has been a trailblazer in nurturing an inclusive work environment. According to recent statistics, over 55% of BAL’s attorneys are from varied racial or ethnic backgrounds, with 62% of these individuals holding equity partner positions. This clearly underscores the firm’s proactive approach in promoting … Read more