The market for lateral hires at corporate law firms is still running hot, with 2,522 lateral hires in the 12 months to 30 September 2013, down slightly from the 2,691 lateral hires in the previous 12 month period.
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Orrick has reported a 0% trainee retention rate this spring, by failing to keep the only trainee in its London office. The result might not seem so bad in itself, but the statistic
With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can
Allen & Overy has released its trainee retention figures, announcing that it will keep 84% of its March 2014 qualifiers. 45 of the 49 trainees who are due to qualify applied to stay
The US legal services sector shed 1,100 jobs in November, representing the second consecutive month of labor market contraction after a mostly steady period of recovery. The U.S. Labor Department’s latest monthly
The predicted bursting of the US law school bubble is under way, according to Professor Paul Campos, who estimates that 80 to 85 percent of law school are operating at a loss right now. The significant drop in law school
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
Roll on Friday reports that some major UK law firms are offering trainees short term contracts rather than permanent employment upon qualification. The publication asked fifty leading firms about the terms upon which
The majority of Melbourne law students who recently completed clerkships at leading Australian firms have not been offered graduate positions. Lawyers Weekly reports figures from the Melbourne offices of eight top and
Bond Dickinson is conducting a review following its recent merger, with up to 7 per cent of support staff at risk of losing their jobs. The firmNewcastle-based law firm
Matthew Yglesias of Slate weighs in on href="http://www.lawyrs.net/news/show/7319/is-this-the-end-of-biglaw">Noam Scheiber's piece on the end of Big Law, which charted the huge challenges and stresses currently faced by
As job prospects for newly qualified solicitors diminish, law schools across the US are seeing decreasing demand and adjusting their legal education programs to suit. Most recently, McGeorge School of Law announced
Hill Dickinson’s plans for 200 staff redundancies are proceeding apace with reports emerging that 60 people have taken voluntary redundancy at the firm’s Liverpool office.
The National Law Journal reports a 27 percent increase in hiring of recent law school graduates from last year, with 3600 hires from members of the J.D. class of 2012. The figures square with a report from the National