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The future of BigLaw

Dec 24, 2010 Law firm managers may be feeling a sense of relief as the legal services market shows signs of recovery. But the changes wrought upon the industry are significant and there are seismic shifts ahead, according to George…

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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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Is the BigLaw model in peril?

Dec 2, 2010 A series of high profile transatlantic mergers between law firms that are ‘in less-than-brilliant shape’ has prompted commentators to question the future of the BigLaw model. This article suggests that those…

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Virtual law firms face regulatory obstacles

Nov 26, 2010 Virtual law offices are increasingly appealing to lawyers as technological advances re-shape the way that legal services are provided. The virtual office allows lawyers to avoid the costs of renting space, and allows…

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Lawyers protest deregulation of UK legal industry

Sep 23, 2010 A protest outside London’s High Court yesterday saw lawyers handing out cans of baked beans branded with the slogan “Legal services by supermarkets is as ridiculous as lawyers selling beans”. The protesters are…

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US legal sector gains 1000 jobs in August

Sep 6, 2010 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' has reported that the US economy lost 54,000 jobs in August. But things were looking ever-so-slightly better in the legal industry, with 1000 new jobs created in the second consecutive…

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US legal sector gains 300 jobs in May

Jun 7, 2010 The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the legal sector gained 300 jobs in May. The news is heartening, after the sector lost hundreds of jobs in April. However, there are still 22,200 less legal jobs than…

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Law firms of the future: less bottom heavy?

Apr 1, 2010 There are no shortage of articles pointing out the need for change in the legal industry under new economic conditions. This New York Times article is interesting though, for a few key insights. It discusses the fact…

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