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Lessons of Recession Could be Forgotten after Turn-around

Taking into account all of the trends and statistics of the new economy, there will be several imminent changes that will appreciably affect new legal careers. Most likely, firms will keep the billable hour, will move to merit-based compensation, and will likely continue to have minimal minority representation...

An Improved Job Picture for Upcoming Law Grads

NALP Reports "Small Bounce" in New Attorney Hiring A positive sign for soon-to-be law school graduates. The National Association of Law Placement study, Perspectives on Fall 2010 Law Student Recruiting, notes a small increase in new lawyer job recruiting during the summer and fall of 2010...

Are Lean Times the “New Normal” in New Attorney Hiring?

There are no short memories when it comes to the actions law firms had to take to stay afloat during the recent recession, and recurring nightmares about it continue to mean reduced prospects for those at the bottom rung of the legal profession ladder. Even as the economy begins to rebound and business...

Law Firm Hiring Still Tight at Top Firms, Even for the Most Sought-After Law Grads

With the U.S. economy showing signs of improvement, law firms remain hesitant to boost associate hiring. As the National Law Journal observes, "It's Tough out There," or maybe the more appropriate title would be, It's STILL tough out there . Law.com noted recently that fewer associates...