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Lateral hiring among large firms heats up

Mar 8, 2012 The lateral hiring market is booming, with large law firms eagerly scooping up talent in the hope that it is followed by a solid book of business. The AM Law Daily has produced a survey to track the hires that have…

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University of Pennsylvania tops law school ranking

Feb 29, 2012 The National Law Journal has ranked the top 50 US law schools based on the percentage of graduates who took jobs in the country’s biggest 250 firms by headcount. Taking first place is the University of Pennsylvania…

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Skadden tops list of strongest law firm brands

Jan 31, 2012 Brand research company Acritas has compiled a list of the strongest brands in the US and global legal services market. Their study, which surveyed 902 clients, of which 667 were headquaretered in the US, found that the…

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Application advice for prospective trainees

Jan 30, 2012 Here is a handy little article in the Guardian that advises prospective trainees on some of the questions they are likely to encounter in the application process for training contracts, and what law firms will be looking…

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More male partners working part time, says survey

Jan 23, 2012 6.2 per cent of lawyers at big firms work part time, according to a new survey released by NALP. In 2011 98 per cent of large law firms allowed part-time schedules, either across the board or on a case-by-case basis,…

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Legal support staff get a rough deal at bonus time

Dec 22, 2011 Above the Law has been keeping a close eye on announcements regarding annual bonuses from large law firms. Their reporting has noted that the size of this year’s payouts is underwhelming to many who are receiving them.…

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Top UK law firms see 9.8% jump in revenue

Dec 9, 2011 Deloitte’s latest legal sector survey has reported that the top 100 firms in the UK showed strong growth in the second quarter, with fee incomes rising by an average of 9.8 per cent, more than doubling the average four…

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US firms cut pro bono hours while need increases

Dec 2, 2011 Pro bono work at large law firms appears to be on the slide, as law firms cut costs in a difficult economy. Reports show that the average number of pro bono hours worked per attorney at large law firms sank by around 8%…

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Less women entering biglaw practice, survey says

Nov 10, 2011 Less women are entering big-firm practice, according to the annual report of the National Association of Women Lawyers, which pointed out that women account for 47% first- and second-year associates this year, down from…

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Salaries rise and bonuses fall at Canadian firms

Nov 9, 2011 Interesting article here that speculates upon bonuses and salaries in large Canadian law firms. According to Dal Bhathal, the managing director of legal recruitment firm Eastern Canada for The Counsel Network, large…

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