Stroock set to halve secretarial staff

March 1, 2013 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan is set to eliminate numerous legal secretary roles. Reports say that the firm has offered the staff a ‘meagre’ buyout package, and will make up to half of the legal secretaries redundant if there aren’t enough volunteers.

Above the Law sought and published the following statement from the firm:
"Like many law firms, we continually review how to better service our attorneys and clients. In this instance, the firm is enhancing its secretarial services by adopting a team or pool-based approach, which is able to more efficiently allocate secretarial resources and make better use of technology. To help us appropriately staff this service area, as a first step we are offering a voluntary severance package to our entire secretarial staff that includes both compensation and health care benefits."

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