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Less US lawyers are working part time, says survey

Mar 3, 2014 Part time work in the US legal industry has declined slightly, with 6.1 percent of lawyers in major law firms working part-time last year, down from 6.4 per cent in 2010. Of the lawyers who were working part time, 70…

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US summer associates see good job offer rates

Feb 28, 2014 Finally some good news for US law students: the job offer rate for students that did a summer associateship in 2013 is nearly as high as it was before the financial crisis. The offer rate for those students was…

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US summer associate numbers drop

Feb 12, 2013 A new report published by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) shows a drop in the summer associate recruitment figures in the fall of 2012, continuing a four year trend. The NALP report said: ‘Law…

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US graduate salaries fall by 5%

Jul 16, 2012 According to a survey by the Association for Legal Career Professionals, salaries for new law graduates in the US fell by 5 per cent between 2010 and 2011, dropping from $63,000 to $60,000. And the median wage for…

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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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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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