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Survey shows law firm culture is key for laterals

Apr 20, 2014 Major, Lindsey & Africa have released the results of a new survey, which finds that the primary motivating factor in partner moves is “firm culture”. The 2013 Lateral Partner Satisfaction Survey had responses from…

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US legal industry added 700 jobs in March

Apr 11, 2014 The US legal industry added 700 jobs in March, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   The revised jobs data for the month of February shows that hiring in the legal industry remained flat in that…

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White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler to step down

Apr 11, 2014 White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler is said to be stepping down in May, after serving in the position since June 2011, with more time in the job than any other White House counsel during the Obama administration.

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US law school to lay off professors

Mar 23, 2014 The dean of US school Appalachian School of Law is laying off law professors as part of a plan to reduce class sizes. Dean Lucy McGough said that the school is seeing a decline in applications, and plans to cut many…

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Enrolment down at US law schools

Mar 6, 2014 Enrolment at US law schools is in decline, with some schools faring worse than others. Overall, 132 of the 199 ABA-accredited law schools saw declining enrolment numbers in the last 12 months, while eight schools saw…

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PwC adds immigration law firm in Toronto

Mar 6, 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers has launched in Toronto with the acquisition of Toronto-based immigration law firm Bomza Law Group. The 37-strong firm will run as an affiliation with PwC’s accountancy business under the…

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Less US lawyers are working part time, says survey

Mar 3, 2014 Part time work in the US legal industry has declined slightly, with 6.1 percent of lawyers in major law firms working part-time last year, down from 6.4 per cent in 2010. Of the lawyers who were working part time, 70…

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