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US lateral market heats up

Mar 22, 2011 Lateral hiring in the US increased by 38 per cent to 2,300 hires last year, after two years of declining activity on the lateral market. Lateral hires of associates jumped by 61 per cent, while lateral hiring of partners…

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Employment stats for US graduates are looking up

Mar 17, 2011 Employment statistics for entry level lawyers rose slightly in 2010, after dropping for two consecutuve years. The National Association of Law Placement says that hiring has not returned to pre-recession levels, but…

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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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Pay gap widens at large firms

Feb 9, 2011 Interesting article here about the increasing compensation gap at some large law firms – where star attorneys can be earning up to 10 times the amount paid to other partners. In the past, equity partners were paid…

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