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Rees Morrison’s Morsels #142: posts longa, morsels breva

Real morsels! Another law department diversity cookbook. Among the efforts by Shell’s law department to encourage diversity, according to Assistant General Counsel John Esquivel in Diversity & the Bar, Nov./Dec. at 16, are a recipe book and “learning lunches” (See my post of Jan. 21, 2010: MetLife and its ethnic recipe collection.). The “diversity cookbook” published this Fall includes not only multicultural recipes but family stories as well. Learning lunches, also sponsored by the law department, discuss topics associated with prejudice and diversity.

Employment Law Alliance. This network of law firms says in its ads that it covers all 50 states and more than 120 countries. I noted another employment law consortium several years ago (See my post of Dec. 1, 2006 #2: ius laboris.). From an ad we can also include Worklaw Network, a member collective of boutique labor and employment firms.

325 patent trolls and their 3,100 lawsuits. William Boice, a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton, spoke at the Georgia Corporate Counsel Institute. One of his slides said that the organization “Patent Freedom” has accumulated profiles of more than 325 different patent trolls. Since 1985, those entities have filed against 4,500 different defendants in more than 3,100 distinct actions (See my post of Dec. 16, 2010: Acacia Technologies.).

DISC style preference profiles. “Similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the DISC Style Preference Profile is a tool of self-discovery. However, unlike the MBTI, the DISC focuses on one’s behavioral preferences as expressed on the job.” This description comes from a course on productivity techniques for in-house counsel run by Time Savy Attorneys (See my post of Dec. 15, 2010: update metaposts on psychometric instruments.).