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The expansion of the category of 'other' lawyers

Jun 15, 2014 The legal job market may be tough at the moment, but leading US law firms are seeing the growth in the ranks of at least one category of lawyers: ‘other’ attorneys. The designation as ‘other’ means that they are…

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Law firm health can't be measured by PPP

May 22, 2013 Average profits per equity partner is a metric that gets a lot of attention in the legal services industry, and is key to the results of the annual American Lawyer rankings — the Am Law 100. But measuring the…

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U.S. News to publish law firm rankings

Jul 10, 2009 U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, the survey of lawyers worldwide, announced the expansion of the U.S. News signature "America's Best" series to include rankings of law firms. The venture will kick off with an…

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Small law firms cut back attorneys and salaries

Mar 3, 2009 Smaller law firms that see themselves as alternatives to bigger, more bottom-line-focused rivals are resorting to the same cost-cutting tactics of megafirms to weather the recession. Last week, Chicago midsize law…

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Social Networking: For Lawyers Only?

Aug 8, 2008 "The problem with networking sites that limit membership to lawyers is that attorneys are their only members. Compared with open sites, restricted venues sometimes seem like the proverbial parties where no one shows up."…

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Attorneys Return to Firms After Stints Elsewhere

Jul 31, 2008 Law firms including Mayer Brown, Howrey; Winston & Strawn; McDermott, Will & Emery; Chadbourne & Parke; and several more in recent months have welcomed back attorneys from other law firms. The "coming home" phenomenon is…

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