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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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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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China's legal profession grows to 200,000 lawyers

Nov 7, 2011 Interesting short article here about the legal profession in China. According to this report in China Daily, the number of licensed lawyers in China has reached 200,000, a massive increase from just a few hundred in 1979…

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Gender imbalance increases at top US firms

Nov 7, 2011 Newly released figures on diversity in US law firms shows a slight improvement in ethnic diversity at major firms. The percentage of minority lawyers at top US rose from 12.4 percent in 2010 to 12.7 this year, according…

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Profits at top US firms called into question

Aug 22, 2011 The Wall Street Journal has reported that over half of the top US law firms may have overstated their average profits per equity partner, and around 22 per cent of the top 50 firms overstated partner profits by more than…

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Compulsory diversity reporting for UK law firms

Aug 3, 2011 Law firms in the UK will be required to publish diversity and social mobility statistics online under a plan recently approved by the Legal Services Board. The scheme, which is designed to "widen the pool of talented…

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Pro-Bono work in decline at US law firms

Jul 4, 2011 The American Lawyer magazine has released statistics showing that pro-bono output declined at the top 100 US firms in the past year, during which those same firms enjoyed solid profitability growth overall. The magazine…

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US diversity scorecard stabilizes in 2010

Jun 10, 2011 The Am Law Daily has completed its Diversity Scorecard for 2010, showing a 0.2 per cent increase in the proportion of minority lawyers at big firms, to 13.9 percent. While 0.2 per cent is an unimpressive gain by any…

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