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WILEF shows BigLaw firms with gender equity policies

Jun 26, 2014 The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) offers some insight into which BigLaw firms are offering women lawyers a real chance to compete with male colleagues on a level playing field. In order to become Gold Standard…

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BigLaw firms increase entry-level recruitment

Jun 25, 2014 BigLaw firms are increasing their entry-level recruitment to near pre-recession figures, but graduates looking to land a job in a large law firm face serious competition from lawyers that graduated in leaner times and…

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Divorce proceeding sheds light on BigLaw pay

Jun 3, 2014 A divorce proceeding in the Massachusetts Appeals Court has a rare peek into the secretive subject of how much partners are paid at large law firms The ruling in Hoort v. Hoort reversed a contempt judgment against a…

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US top 100 firms record record revenues in 2013

May 6, 2014 The total revenue for the 100 largest US law firms was $77.4 billion last year - a record figure that was 5 per cent higher than the previous year. The figures were reported by American Lawyer magazine, which points…

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Young lawyers trapped by debt, says survey

Dec 24, 2013 With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can…

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Pay freezes bite Australian lawyers

Oct 2, 2013 Many Australian law firms froze lawyer pay last year, according to Taylor Root’s annual salary survey. The survey also found that most attractive salary packages are not offered by the top-tier biglaw firms, but rather…

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The BigLaw model never made much sense...

Jul 24, 2013 Matthew Yglesias of Slate weighs in on href="http://www.lawyrs.net/news/show/7319/is-this-the-end-of-biglaw">Noam Scheiber's piece on the end of Big Law, which charted the huge challenges and stresses currently faced by…

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Is this the end of BigLaw?

Jul 23, 2013 This article By Noam Scheiber in New Republic, entitled ‘The Last Days of BigLaw’ is making waves through the blogosphere and beyond. The article points out that the golden age of the law firm partner saw the…

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Highest paid partners make 10x more than colleagues

Jun 5, 2013 There is a growing divide between the biggest rainmakers at large law firms and their colleagues, according to Steven Harper, the Northwestern professor and author of 'The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis'. Harper…

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The Rise of the General Counsel

Oct 8, 2012 Ben Heineman Jr has addressed the rise in the role of in-house counsel in an article entitled “The Rise of the General Counsel” for The Harvard Business Review. The article responds to a recent New York Times…

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Which law school sends the most grads to BigLaw?

Jun 29, 2012 The WSJ Law Blog has ranked the top 25 law schools based on the number of graduates they send to full-time, long-term employment at large law firms - those with 250 lawyers or more. The list is compiled from data…

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