'Thrown Under the Bus': Scores of Dewey & LeBoeuf's New York employees on Friday left their offices for the last time, the New York Law Journal reports. "People have been thrown under the bus," said a woman who described herself as a Dewey staff member. "It's very sad." Lawyers and staff "are bursting into tears," she added.
'No Smoking Gun': Lawyers observing the trial of John Edwards from inside the courtroom say prosecutors haven't delivered a major blow to the Democratic former presidential candidate, The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., reports. "Juries like smoking guns, and there is no smoking gun here," said Steven Friedland, an Elon University law professor and former federal prosecutor who has been inside the courtroom for much of the trial.
Rising Demand: Demand for law firms' services grew modestly during the first quarter of 2012, The Am Law Daily reports. The results of the Citibank report are based on a sample of 176 firms.
Getting Ready: Although some states are doing little or nothing to get ready for the full implementation of the health care law President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010, Virginia is grudgingly preparing for it, The Washington Post reports. "We know the [Virginia] governor has very significant concerns about the law, and the governor’s not been shy about expressing that, but at the same time [he] is making sure that, at the very least, they’re prepared to move if they need to," said Andrew Hyman, senior program officer with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which has provided technical assistance to the commonwealth.