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Th downsides of in-house

Jun 12, 2012 This article takes a sober look at some of the downsides of switching from a law firm to a role as in house counsel. The upside is obvious: an end to billable hours, an unpredictable and heavy schedule, and repetitive…

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Litigation support services in high demand

Feb 7, 2012 A new survey put together by New York-based headhunter and consultancy The Cowen Group has attempted to evaluate the ratio of salaries to revenue within law firms, with some interesting results. In 2011 litigation…

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Salaries rise and bonuses fall at Canadian firms

Nov 9, 2011 Interesting article here that speculates upon bonuses and salaries in large Canadian law firms. According to Dal Bhathal, the managing director of legal recruitment firm Eastern Canada for The Counsel Network, large…

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US companies increase reliance on in-house counsel

Oct 12, 2011 A recent survey shows that US companies increased their in-house legal budgets by 6 per cent in 2010, up from 1 percent in 2009, while decreasing the amount spent on outside lawyers by 3 per cent. The survey of in-house…

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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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Lawyers remain happy despite increased workloads

Aug 20, 2008 Law firm employees are working the equivalent of an extra day a week compared to the start of the year, with many firms failing to fill spaces left by departing staff members. Despite the claims of increased…

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