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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The AM Law Daily has taken a look at the number of women promoted to partner in leading US firms over the past four years, in order to set a benchmark against which they might track progress in gender equality.
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%
Shoosmiths is the most ethnically- and gender-diverse law firm, according to the annual Black Solicitors Network’s Diversity League Table, which is sponsored by The Law Society.
The US legal services sector gained 400 jobs last month, according to the latest statistics released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The growth in the sector was marginal in light of the loss of 1,200 jobs in
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
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
Kian Ganz, the publishing editor of www.LegallyIndia.com, here gives a brief anatomy of the legal services industry in India. The scale of the industry in India is staggering. India has approximately 1.2 million
The ongoing debate over whether law schools are misrepresenting the job prospects for graduates might yet bear some positive outcomes: the American Bar Association is now considering imposing specific penalties on
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
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
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has reported much improved diversity statistics this year, after copping criticism on this issue in recent years. The firm ranked 67 of 194 firms on
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
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
The National Association for Legal Career Professionals (‘NALP’) has reported that only 68.4 per cent of 2010 law school graduates were able to land a job requiring that they pass the bar exam, the lowest percentage