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Rees Morrison’s Morsels #127 – posts longa, morsels breva

Jurídico de Saias, or Women in Skirts. I am indebted to Laurence Simons and their newsletter for highlighting this group of in-house women lawyers in Brazil. I suspect the English translation should be more like Lawyers in Skirts (See my post of Nov. 10, 2007: gender differences with 10 references.).

Judges and their views on changing law firms and transferring work. I have offered some thoughts on transfers of lawsuits from one firm to another, midstream. Much more remains to be said on this topic. A partner I spoke to recently said that judges mostly dislike changes of counsel if it appears the company is switching to hide something or has wrongly blamed the firm for not going along with something improper (See my post of Sept. 12, 2008: transfer matters to new counsel with 8 references.).

Purchase orders raised for each law firm matter! The quote from the “European Briefings” supplement to the ACC Docket, Vol. 27, Dec. 2009 after 64, implies that every matter for The Body Shop must have a purchase order (“One matter per bill; purchase order number included for tracking.” That sounds a heavy administrative burden (See my post of Dec. 2, 2007: purchase orders; and Oct. 25, 2007: PO’s and law firm budgets.).

Purchase power parity nicely defined. “Purchasing power parity (PPP) is an economic tool that estimates the exchange rate between two different currencies such that the same basket of goods can be bought in each country if the cost were converted at that exchange rate” (See my post of Oct. 10, 2005: purchase power parity and global compensation costs; and April 22, 2007: purchase power parity and some possible glitches.).