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US law firms find their own alternatives

Sep 23, 2013 The US legal system does not currently permit non-lawyers to be partners in, or share profits with, law firms, on the principle that the industry needs a level of independence in order to serve clients properly. Some…

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Women paid significantly less than men in-house

Sep 17, 2013 A report from Above the Law supplements the recently released ranking of America’s best-paid general counsel with data on the compensation paid to rank-and-file in-house lawyers. The data comes from a survey…

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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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Washington DC law firms fall behind US average

Aug 29, 2013 Law firms in Washington DC have fallen behind the national average on a number of key metrics: revenue, demand, productivity and billable hours. A new survey by Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group examined data from 172…

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