THE GRIND - Count lawyers’ mental health as yet another reason to ditch the billable hour. As part of’s ongoing Minds Over Matters project, we reporton scrapping the traditional metric that law firms use to measure performance and award compensation as a way to improve attorneys’ health and lives.“Some of the younger lawyers want to have a different career path other than grind, grind, grind,” says Roger Furey, chair of Katten Muchin Rosenman.

LONG HAUL - The trade conflict between the United States and China has lasted more than a year, and lawyers are bone weary of the ordeal. Anna Zhang reportsthat the utter lack of predictability might have increased the demand for legal advice, but the prospect of the world’s largest economies locked in a perpetual full-blown economic confrontation makes it only a short-term high.