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US legal services sector shed 1,300 jobs in March

Apr 9, 2012 The US legal services sector lost 1,300 jobs last month, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department. The figures neutralise the modest gains made by the sector in February, which shows a net…

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The law schools that bestow the largest debt burden

Mar 27, 2012 As high-paying graduate jobs become ever more scarce in the US, the debt burden carried by law students is becoming a point of considerable controversy. US News recently conducted a survey to shed some light on the scale…

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Lateral hiring among large firms heats up

Mar 8, 2012 The lateral hiring market is booming, with large law firms eagerly scooping up talent in the hope that it is followed by a solid book of business. The AM Law Daily has produced a survey to track the hires that have…

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University of Pennsylvania tops law school ranking

Feb 29, 2012 The National Law Journal has ranked the top 50 US law schools based on the percentage of graduates who took jobs in the country’s biggest 250 firms by headcount. Taking first place is the University of Pennsylvania…

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Good news on UK trainee retention figures

Feb 28, 2012 RollonFriday continues to report on trainee retention figures in UK law firms, and the overall picture is starting to look a bit more positive than it did at the start of the season.

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US legal services sector adds 1000 jobs in January

Feb 6, 2012 The legal services sector in the US added about 1000 jobs in January, regaining at least some of the ground lost in January, when the sector lost 1,800 jobs. Things are certainly more stable now than they were in…

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