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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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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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DLA Piper tops list for largest US law firm

Jun 17, 2013 The National Law Journal has compiled statistics showing which US firms grew headcount over the past year, and which firms shrunk. At the top of the list ith the most lawyers added over the year is

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Odds lengthen on partnership in top firms

May 14, 2013 It is getting harder to reach partnership in large law firms, according to a report from Legal Week. 370 partners were promoted to partnerships in the top 30 UK firms this year, down 8% on last year's figure of 401. In…

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US law firms opt for smaller equity partnerships

May 11, 2013 The American Lawyer reports that leading US law firms are shrinking the proportion of equity partners relative to the number of fee-earners, and routing capital to improve profits per partner. The American Lawyer…

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US legal sector adds 2000 jobs in March

Apr 9, 2013 The US department of labor reports that the legal sector added 2,000 jobs in March, which marks the first month in 2013 that there has been jobs growth, and is the highest single-month gain in nearly a year.

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London law firms manipulate retention figures

Mar 14, 2013 London law firms have been manipulating their retention rates by offering short-term contracts to trainees, according to a report by The Lawyer. Short term contracts have been offered to some trainees at

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George Washington University distorts intake stats

Nov 13, 2012 Scandal has hit George Washington University with the revelation that GW college has been inflating the grades of its incoming class when they reported statistics to U.S. News. GW reported that 78 percent of its 2011…

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US legal services sector adds 4500 jobs in July

Aug 6, 2012 The number of jobs in the US legal services sector has increased by about 4,500 since July 2011, with the total number of jobs remaining steady at about 1.2 million since the beginning of the year. The US economy as…

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US law firm mergers slow down

Jul 5, 2012 There were 25 mergers in the US in the first half of this year, up from 22 in the same period last year. The rate at which mergers are taking place does however seem to have slowed, with just five mergers in the second…

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US legal services sector shed 1,300 jobs in March

Apr 9, 2012 The US legal services sector lost 1,300 jobs last month, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department. The figures neutralise the modest gains made by the sector in February, which shows a net…

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Toronto law firms fall behind on diversity stats

Mar 29, 2012 A new report indicates that large law firms in Toronto are falling behind in diversity statistics. According to the DiversityLeads 2012 report, compiled by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute in Management &…

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