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Young lawyers trapped by debt, says survey

Dec 24, 2013 With tuition fees pushing student debt into the realms of the unmanageable and biglaw jobs still in short supply, law school is not looking to be quite as smart an option it once was. But there is one metric that can…

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Highest paid partners make 10x more than colleagues

Jun 5, 2013 There is a growing divide between the biggest rainmakers at large law firms and their colleagues, according to Steven Harper, the Northwestern professor and author of 'The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis'. Harper…

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SRA Chair blasts UK legal profession

Nov 21, 2012 SRA chairman Charles Plant has criticised the UK legal profession in a speech to the Devon & Exeter Law Society, stating that too many solicitors are "simply not good enough". Plant pointed to the 500 firms that have…

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UK lawyers push to do away with training contracts

Nov 23, 2011 As US law firms grapple with the question of how to train lawyers when companies refuse to be billed by inexperienced associates, the profession in the UK is considering scrapping its training model in favour of the more…

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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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New York judges haven't seen a pay rise in 12 years

Aug 4, 2011 Here is a very interesting piece from NPR about pay levels for New York state judges. Remuneration for the New York bench has remained static for the past 12 years, with the maximum available pay sitting at around…

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New Zealand's legal profession - a snapshot in 2011

Apr 27, 2011 The New Zealand Law Society has released a publication that gives an interesting insight into the legal profession in the country. According to the published statistics, the majority of New Zealand law firms have between…

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