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Fulbright & Jaworski encourages timely billing

Jul 20, 2014 Fulbright & Jaworski, a member firm of the Norton Rose Fulbright verein, has introduced a new time entry policy to encourage associates to bill time on time. The effort aims to “minimize unnecessary loss of billable…

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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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Large law firms get less work, but charge more

Sep 12, 2013 A new report on corporate spending has found that major corporations gave law firms nearly 12 per cent less work in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period from the year before, but when they did call on…

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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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Baker & McKenzie aims to increase female partners

May 4, 2013 Baker & McKenzie is tinkering with its promotion model in an attempt to increase female leadership in the firm and up the numbers of female partners. The plan is for Bakers to increase the proportion of its female…

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Large law firms maintain high billing rates

Dec 20, 2012 Leading partners at major law firms are still able to demand a premium for their services, according to a survey published by The National Law Journal. The survey looked at 55 firms from among the top 350 US firms, with…

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