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US Legal Industry Adds 1,500 Jobs in April

May 10, 2011 Finally some good news on US legal industry job statistics: the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that the industry added 1,500 jobs in April after two consecutive months of decline. The industry lost 300 jobs in…

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UK partner promotions are on the rise

Apr 25, 2011 Over half of the top 30 UK firms have announced their partner promotions for the year, and all but one firm have increased the number of promotions over last year’s figures. The available figures show a 20 per cent…

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Law schools must commit to transparency

Mar 10, 2011 As the economic crisis wiped thousands of legal jobs from the board, law schools have attracted criticism for saddling students with debt when there is little prospect that they will be able to pay off their tuition…

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The demise of the trial lawyer

Feb 14, 2011 Court statistics show a trend away from jury trials, with disputes increasingly being settled by alternative means outside the courtroom. U.S. District courts had 5,325 civil and criminal jury trials in 2008, down from…

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Are US law schools cooking the books?

Jan 13, 2011 The New York Times has published an article that describes the financial hell faced by US students who have taken on huge student loans to pay for legal education, only to find that there is no reasonable way to pay the…

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US legal sector lost 1,000 jobs in December

Jan 12, 2011 The US legal industry shed 1,000 jobs in December in the third straight month of job losses, accoding to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite the losses, the sector has 1,200 more jobs now than it did one year ago.…

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