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The war for talent spurred this law firm to offer 22 weeks of paid parental leave — but will women take it?

To stem the loss of talented female attorneys, Orrick, Herrington Sutcliffe — the law firm that successfully represented VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in the gender discrimination case brought by Ellen Pao — is now offering a more robust parental leave policy.

The firm announced this month that attorneys who are primary caregivers (male or female) can now take 22 weeks of paid paternal leave, with the option to take up to nine months with job security. Staff who are primary caregivers get 14 weeks paid, with an option to take up to seven months with job security.

The goal is two-fold: First, attract top female talent out of law school, where women represent nearly half the graduates. Second, make sure that talent doesn’t walk away when the question of children arises.

“In my capacity as hiring partner, we spend a

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List Leaders: The biggest Twin Cities credit unions (Photos)

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Report: Giant Eagle sued in Ohio supermarket scuffle

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The 10 Worst States to Be a Bad Driver

10. Maryland – Average base premium in Maryland is about $1,600. Insurance can jump up $2,000 for two accidents in two years and over $800 after a DUI conviction.

9. Kentucky — With a base premium of $2,000, two accidents in two years and a DUI conviction add $2,216 and $964 respectively to your premium. In Kentucky, you could spend up to 30 days in jail after a first DUI.

8. Rhode Island – Base premiums in Rhode Island start out at a whopping $2,500. Two accidents in two years more than doubles your base premium with an extra $2,700. The penalty for reckless driving seems almost minor with only a $749 increase, but if the reckless driving caused a death, you could face up to 10 years in prison.

7. New York

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Cleveland to Overhaul Police Practices in DOJ Settlement

This page contains a single entry by Christopher Coble, Esq. published on May 27, 2015 9:55 AM.

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What Happens To My Business if I Go Bankrupt?

When the debts start piling up, you may have to consider bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy may sound appealing. You get the creditors off your back and your debts discharged. Sure, it destroys your credit, but that can be rebuilt. However, what about your business?

What can happen to your business if you file for bankruptcy?

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Scorpions, NASL impacted by FIFA corruption scandal

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State Bar helping victims of recent flooding

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5 things to know about the paid sick-leave law taking effect July 1

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Chicago Cops Treated Black Suspect Like Hunting Trophy

McDermott is appealing his termination, according to the news site. His lawyer, as well as lawyers for the Police Department, had requested that the photo be kept sealed, claiming that they wanted to protect the privacy of the unidentified suspect. Judge Thomas Allen, however, refused.

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