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Lawyer Pay: the $75k happiness plateau

Sep 14, 2010 Lawyers pursuing high pay should take note of a recent study showing that after household income reaches $75,000, more money does not mean greater happiness. Of course, people who choose a career based solely upon…

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UK firms may be forced to publish diversity profiles

Sep 8, 2010 The UK Legal Services Board is considering a plan that would require law firms and chambers to publish information about the diversity of their staff, including age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual…

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Mid-level associates are not happy

Sep 2, 2010 The American Lawyer has conducted a survey focusing upon mid-level associates, finding that overall satisfaction level is down to the lowest level in six years. The findings might be surprising, since these lawyers…

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Unpaid internships offered in Florida

Aug 24, 2010 Small and midsize firms in Florida have come up with a creative solution to their staffing problems by approaching law schools to recruit summer associates who would be willing to work for free. According to reports,…

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Quality of life in law firms - rankings released

Aug 12, 2010 Vault has released the results of its Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings, based upon surveys of associates who were asked to report on “overall satisfaction, associate/partner relations, firm culture, hours,…

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A two-tiered system for associates?

Jul 21, 2010 For the past 20 years, firms have made the distinction between partners with an equity stake in the firm and those without. Justin T. Miller suggests, in the San Francisco Recorder, that it is time firms introduced a…

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Emerging scandal in legal education

Jul 13, 2010 The Guardian reports on the ‘emerging scandal’ in legal education, which is churning out thousands of aspiring lawyers in the face of declining job prospects. The legal practice course (LPC - a mandatory…

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Salary details for White House lawyers revealed

Jul 6, 2010 The US government has released salary details for lawyers working for the White House, after announcing an extension to last year’s pay freeze for senior officials. The top earner among the legal staff is White…

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