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US law firms continue to merge at record pace

Apr 9, 2014 US aw firms continue to merge at a record pace, according to a new report from legal consulting group Altman Weil. Twenty-two firms announced mergers or acquisitions during the first quarter of 2014, and mergers…

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Billing report shows rates are up, hours are down

Mar 27, 2014 Corporate clients bought fewer hours from law firms in 2013, though they paid more for what they bought, according to the latest LegalView Legal Market Index, which is produced by data firm TyMetrix. The number of legal…

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US legal sector adds 1,100 jobs in November

Dec 10, 2013 The US legal services sector shed 1,100 jobs in November, representing the second consecutive month of labor market contraction after a mostly steady period of recovery. The U.S. Labor Department’s latest monthly…

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The BigLaw model never made much sense...

Jul 24, 2013 Matthew Yglesias of Slate weighs in on href="http://www.lawyrs.net/news/show/7319/is-this-the-end-of-biglaw">Noam Scheiber's piece on the end of Big Law, which charted the huge challenges and stresses currently faced by…

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Demand for legal services in the US remains flat

Nov 8, 2012 Demand for legal services in the US has remained steady in the third quarter, despite falling stock prices and the battering from super-storm Sandy. An analysis by Peer Monitor, a division of Thomson Reuters’…

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