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US legal industry added 700 jobs in March

Apr 11, 2014 The US legal industry added 700 jobs in March, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   The revised jobs data for the month of February shows that hiring in the legal industry remained flat in that…

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Job prospects still poor for law graduates

Apr 9, 2014 Job prospects are still tough for law school graduates, according to new figures released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Fifty-seven percent of all 2013 law school graduates were…

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Survey shows associates have high job satisfaction

Aug 30, 2013 A new survey by the American Lawyer reports that mid-level associates are thrilled to be lawyers. The survey of 5,683 lawyers at 134 US law firms shows that third- fourth- and fifth-year associates are the happiest…

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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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US legal sector adds 200 jobs in November

Dec 8, 2012 Thompson Reuters reports that the legal sector added 200 jobs in November, while US unemployment dropped from 7.9 per cent to 7.7 percent. The marginal growth in the legal sector pushes it at its highest number of…

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The law school bubble expands...

Aug 7, 2012 Commentators are now describing education debt as a bubble as the total debt for education in the US rises to more than $1 trillion - a greater figure than the total consumer credit card debt. Law students graduate…

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US legal sector remains steady at 1.1 million jobs

Jul 9, 2012 The US legal services sector remained steady last month, with marginal gains of around 200 positions to reach 1.1 million jobs. Legal jobs have remained at around the same level since the start of this year, which is…

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Law schools increase practical training

Jul 9, 2012 Law schools are responding to the worsening job market by offering students more courses that teach practical skills, says a new survey conducted by the American Bar Association. The survey compares current curricula…

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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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SRA abolishes minimum salary for trainees

May 22, 2012 The UK legal services regulator the Solicitors Regulation Authority has done away with minimum salaries for trainees in England and Wales. Firms will henceforth be able to pay their trainees the minimum wage of £6.08 an…

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