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US legal Industry lost 2900 jobs in February

Mar 9, 2011 The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that US unemployment fell to 8.9 percent in February, but the legal industry lost 2,900 jobs in the same month. In January the industry made the modest gain of 500 jobs,…

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Top UK firms improve trainee retention rates

Mar 3, 2011 Trainee retention rates at the 30 largest firms in the UK are up 10 per cent on last year’s figures, 84% of qualifying trainees were offered jobs this year and 83 per cent of the group accepted offers. This can be…

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IBM invents a 'digital associate'

Feb 17, 2011 Robert Weber, the general counsel of IBM, says that that the company is developing a kind of digital associate called Watson. According to Weber, Watson is ‘a vast, self-contained database loaded with all of the…

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Are US law schools cooking the books?

Jan 13, 2011 The New York Times has published an article that describes the financial hell faced by US students who have taken on huge student loans to pay for legal education, only to find that there is no reasonable way to pay the…

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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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Slim pickings for trainees at Hogan Lovells

Dec 17, 2010 Trainees at Hogan Lovells face a tense month with reports emerging that just 24 of the group of 36 will be offered jobs with the firm. The first round of offers is already complete with 16 trainees tapped for a place…

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Large law firms in Australia feel the pinch

Dec 9, 2010 Large law firms in Australia have responded to increased foreign competition and deep cuts to profitability by cutting partner numbers and eliminating jobs, according to The Australian newspaper’s end-of-year survey of…

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