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Thirty staff laid off at Dewey & LeBoeuf

Mar 10, 2010 While numbers of lawyers being laid off seems to have slowed down in recent months, some employees are still losing their jobs as firms adjust to the new economic environment. This is the unfortunate fate of 30 legal…

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US law school grads face uncertain job market

Feb 16, 2010 Law school admissions in the US rose 5 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to the Law School Admission Council. Some 151,400 people sat for law school entrance exams last year, and more than 51,000 entered law…

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US law firm revenue drops 5 to 10 percent in 2009

Dec 14, 2009 US law firm revenues are expected to fall 5 to 10 percent this year, according to Citi Private Bank. . Citi Private Bank’s Dan diPietro says, some law firms are now eliminating jobs at the partner level. DiPietro…

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Australian law firms cut 500 associates since June

Dec 10, 2009 Australian law firms laid off almost 500 senior associates and junior lawyers since June 2009 as companies are cutting costs. The number of partner appointments fell by by 50 percent to 58 new positions at 32 major…

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US legal sector loses 41,800 jobs in one year

Dec 8, 2009 Since November 2008, the legal sector in the US has lost a total of 41,800 jobs. In November, 2,900 jobs were cut, half the number of 5,800 jobs shed in October, but more than the reported 2,000 jobs lost in…

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CMS cuts 30 more jobs in Moscow

Dec 7, 2009 CMS Russia has laid off 30 more employees, including 10 fee earners, in a redundancy round which closed in November. The firm has slashed 61 jobs, including 29 fee-earners, in the year following the merger of CMS'…

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Forecast: 5000 more City lawyers to lose job

Dec 7, 2009 Another 5,000 City lawyers could find themselves out of work next year as UK law firms undergo a new round of job cuts, reports The Times, citing bankers close to the legal According to the report, big firms have…

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China law firms still feel recession

Oct 14, 2009 Baker & McKenzie, O'Melveny & Myers, Paul Hastings Janofksy & Walker and other U.S. firms have laid off lawyers in China in recent months. PRC firms like King & Wood, China's largest firm, Zhong Lun Law Firm, or Jun…

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Denton Wilde to cut up to 29 more jobs

Oct 13, 2009 Denton Wilde Sapte has begun a second redundancy consultation, with 29 support and secretarial positions at risk. The bulk of the cuts is expected to affect the London office, with the rest in Milton Keynes. Denton…

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