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The unpaid economy - internships are on the rise

Aug 31, 2011 Interesting article here about the growth of unpaid internships in the legal industry. Young lawyers interested in working in publicly funded ares of law have increasingly needed to work for free before being offered a…

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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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US Government lawyers see a two year salary freeze

Nov 30, 2010 The US Government has taken the step of freezing salaries on federal employees for two years. Lawyers who left big law looking for some stability during the recession can look forward to an even bigger pay cut, or…

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Salary details for White House lawyers revealed

Jul 6, 2010 The US government has released salary details for lawyers working for the White House, after announcing an extension to last year’s pay freeze for senior officials. The top earner among the legal staff is White…

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