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What Have Looks Got to Do With It?

Stanford Law School professor Deborah Rhode recently invited us to examine the extent to which hiring professionals are "Prejudiced toward pretty" in an article of that name, published in the National Law Journal. Rhode cited the study "Lawyers' Looks and Lucre," in which "economists...

Winning Looks, Losing Job

The Catch-22 of Attractiveness in the Workplace Earlier we discussed the preferential treatment that attractive professionals receive when it comes to job interviews and compensation determinations in the post, What Have Looks Got to do With It? The inequality, we reported, disproportionately affected...

Job Search Information by Practice Area

Click the link to select the feeds with job information arranged by practice area, and select your area or interest: Bankruptcy = http://www.jobtarget.com/distrib/jobs/rss.cfm?code=PE4ZACdLjCxxvN3ocQkbnMsX8CjpLckz BusinessLaw = http://www.jobtarget.com/distrib/jobs/rss.cfm?code=J8tB414KgtDWs3xd7k8eylSgkAwExBwV...

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports Legal Jobs Decline in February

Just when the legal industry was starting to crawl forward in its battle against unemployment , it gets shoved back into the real world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' recent monthly employment report has revealed a loss of 2,900 legal jobs in February. Apparently January's legal-industry job...

Landing a Job in The Legal Profession: Career Guidance Webcasts

Career advice and guidance to help you launch your legal career. Career Help Webcasts NEW! ABA 2011 President-Elect Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III NEW! What it takes to be a Prosecutor and a Judge Alternative and Pro Bono Career Exploration Getting the Job: Using LexisNexis...

Similarities Between Dating and Job Hunting

Wouldn't it be pretty cool if a career fair was more like a singles bar; where you approach a prospective employer late at night and make your move? You know how the saying goes - " Drink 'Til He/She's Hirable ." Talk about an uncomfortable morning that would be when you showed...

Legal Industry is Currently the Toughest Career Segment for New Job Seekers

Finding a job in this economy is not for the faint hearted. It's a tough proposition all around, but some fields are having a more difficult time than others. According to the Wall Street Journal the legal field is currently the hardest-to-place industry, with only one available job opening for every...

Tech Picks Up Where Recession Left Off — Costing Legal Jobs

The term "BigLaw," used to describe the top global law firms, has become part of our profession's language. And until very recently, these behemoths appeared to be unstoppable both in terms of their growth and the wealth that they generated for their partners. But the Great Recession...

Where The Legal Jobs Are: Litigation to Offer Greatest Opportunities In 2013; Challenges Finding Top Talent Reported

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Which specialty areas are predicted to yield the most prospects for legal job seekers in the year ahead? Almost one-quarter ( 22 percent ) of lawyers recently interviewed by Robert Half Legal expect litigation will generate the greatest number of job opportunities in 2013. General...