• On her second day of testimony at Justice Orie Melvin’s corruption trial, Jamie Pavlot described smuggling incriminating files out of the office under her coat — even after she started meeting with the district attorney about corruption charges against the Orie sisters. [Post-Gazette] Melvin’s attorneys dispute the authenticity of the documents in question. [York Dispatch]
  • It stands to reason that Melvin’s suspension means more split decisions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. [Legal Intelligencer]
  • Reed Smith gives up on finding a firm to merge with in Houston, opens its own branch office, tosses hat up in the air, will make it after all. [Post-Gazette] Meanwhile, Eckert Seamans hired attorneys in Boston and White Plains, NY. It also opened a Newark, NJ office. [Post-Gazette]
  • Small firm looking for a contract attorney to work about 20 hour per week on worker’s compensation and employment cases. [Craigslist]
  • Alcoa is hiring a summer law clerk. [via Indeed]
  • Dude, does anyone know what’s up in Coder’s Corner? It seems like it has been forever since anyone posted document review jobs in the Burgh.
  • Hey, this looks kind of fun: ACBA’s Asian Attorneys Committee is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration — including Chinese food! — on February 12. [ACBA]