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The future of associate pay

Nov 3, 2010 Before the recession, graduate starting salaries grew at a rate that considerably outstripped inflation. When the demand for legal services dropped, law firms moved to protect partner profits by laying off staff,…

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UK firms have begun hiring non-executive directors

Nov 2, 2010 UK Law firms have started hiring non-executive directors to bring in outside expertise ahead of legislative changes that will impose tougher standards of corporate governance. Anna Ponton and Stuart Morton, who head…

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2010 sees leaner US summer associate programs

Oct 7, 2010 2010 was another tough year for summer associates, with many firms reducing the size of their summer intake, cutting the length of their summer programs, or doing away with the program all together. On the bright…

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US firms planning to hire in the fourth quarter

Sep 29, 2010 A new report from recruitment firm Robert Half Legal suggests that many firms are planning to hire in the fourth quarter. The report finds that 29 per cent of lawyers interviewed plan to add legal jobs, while 6 per cent…

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