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The myth of work-life balance in big firms

Jul 1, 2011 Here is an interesting article in the Guardian about work-life balance – or the lack thereof – in large law firms. The article observes that firms maintain the fiction of the balance during recruitment because…

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Outsourcing industry growing at 20-30 % per year

Dec 22, 2010 Legal outsourcing can still be described as small. Of the $180 billion that Americans spend annually on legal services, only about $1 billion goes to outsourcers. But change is afoot, and clients are driving a shift…

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What can we learn from this year's promotions?

Dec 17, 2010 This article takes a closer look at some of the decisions being made in this year’s partnership promotions round, asking what those decisions indicate about the current state of the firm, its prospects for the future…

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Billing rates at US firms up by less than 3%

Dec 9, 2010 The tough economic environment has chilled fees, with average law firm billing rates increasing by a mere 2.7 percent in 2010. This is the second consecutive year that billing rates increased by less than 3 percent,…

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Large law firms in Australia feel the pinch

Dec 9, 2010 Large law firms in Australia have responded to increased foreign competition and deep cuts to profitability by cutting partner numbers and eliminating jobs, according to The Australian newspaper’s end-of-year survey of…

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The next step in gender equality at law firms

Nov 1, 2010 Women graduates make up about 60% of the trainee intake at large London law firms, and have accounted for over half of the intake at these firms for over a decade. It's pretty shocking, then, that just 18% of these…

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Salary survey: non-equity partners

Sep 27, 2010 RollOnFriday has conducted an unofficial survey to determine how much salaried partners are getting paid. Their report finds that salaried partners at the biggest firms, such as

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For Large Firms, Alternative Billing Makes Inroads

May 25, 2009 When Eli Lilly & Co. settled a whistleblower suit in January for $1.42 billion over allegations it improperly marketed an anti-psychotic drug, Duane Morris was in the unusual spot of representing the plaintiffs along…

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