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US legal sector adds 1,100 jobs in November

Dec 10, 2013 The US legal services sector shed 1,100 jobs in November, representing the second consecutive month of labor market contraction after a mostly steady period of recovery. The U.S. Labor Department’s latest monthly…

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Commentator predicts drop in law firm profits

Dec 9, 2013 Legal sector commentator Ashley Balls has predicted a significant drop in profit margins, saying that profits could decrease from 30-40% to somewhere between 8 and 15%. In his new book 'Law Firm Strategies for the…

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At least 10 US law schools cut class sizes

Jun 12, 2012 At least 10 of the US’s roughly 200 law schools are decreasing their class sizes or have plans to do so, according to this article. The schools are eliminating revenue at a time when universities are still struggling…

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US legal sector gains 100 jobs in November

Dec 4, 2011 The US legal sector grew by 100 jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' preliminary employment report. These modest gains follow the addition of 400 jobs to the sector in October, but growth does…

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US legal sector sheds 2,600 jobs this month

Jul 11, 2011 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new figures showing that the legal industry shed 2,600 jobs this month. This result represents the fourth month this year during which the legal sector saw jobs…

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US legal sector lost 1,000 jobs in December

Jan 12, 2011 The US legal industry shed 1,000 jobs in December in the third straight month of job losses, accoding to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the losses, the sector has 1,200 more jobs now than it did one year ago.…

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UK firms expect more firm mergers in 2011

Jan 7, 2011 UK managing partners expect further consolidation in the legal market in the coming year, according to a survey conducted for professional network firm Winmark. The benchmarking survey collected data from 95 UK-based…

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Mergers point to shift in legal services industry

Jan 2, 2011 Two recent mergers have highlighted changing currents in the legal services industry. Thomson Reuters' purchase of legal-process outsourcing firm Pangea3 and Axiom Global's acquisition of legal staffing company…

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Advice for lawyers after redundancy

Dec 30, 2010 Business coach Steven Pearce offers advice for lawyers who were made redundant, with a five point plan for getting back on track. In this article he suggests avoiding panic and taking the time to recharge and prepare…

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