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Survey shows associates have high job satisfaction

Aug 30, 2013 A new survey by the American Lawyer reports that mid-level associates are thrilled to be lawyers. The survey of 5,683 lawyers at 134 US law firms shows that third- fourth- and fifth-year associates are the happiest…

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Billing rates up for US partners and associates

Jul 17, 2013 The billing rates for US partners increased by 3.1 percent to $536 in 2012, compared to a 4 percent increase in 2011. Similarly, average associate rates increased 7.4 percent to $370 in 2012, down from 8.5 percent growth…

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US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges makes mass redundancy

Jun 27, 2013 Weil Gotshal & Manges is making a mass redundancy, laying off 60 associates and 110 staffers. The firm also plans to reduce the compensation of about 10 percent of its partners (roughly 30 out of 300, with some income…

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NLJ survey shows marginal growth at top US firms

Jun 13, 2013 The National Law Journal’s annual survey of the biggest US law firms shows a small amount of growth over the past year. The survey, which looks at data from the 350 largest law firms in the US, recorded overall growth…

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Simmons lawyers told to increase billings

May 1, 2013 The managing partner of Simmons & Simmons has chastised associates for not billing enough, sending a firm-wide email to point out that competitors are recording an extra 500 hours of billings per associate per annum.…

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