Category Archives: Legal Industry Trends

TREAT YOUR CAREER THE SAME AS YOUR BEST CLIENT

Lawyers spend long-hours working hard to meet the needs of their best clients.  This is presumably in the advancement of their careers – whether pleasing a partner or building their own client base.  However, very few lawyers (or people in … Continue reading

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Big Firm Hiring Catapults Four onto 2012 AM LAW 100 List

The much-scrutinized AM LAW 100 list was released this morning and, while many assume that this list remains stagnant with only minor changes, this year FOUR firms catapulted into the top-100 list.  Barnes & Thornburg, with their aggressive growth and … Continue reading

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NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and detailed in The Am Law Daily, the growth in legal sector jobs has reversed course.  After two straight months of job growth, March numbers show a loss of 1,300 legal-related jobs. … Continue reading

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Ready….FIRE!….Aim.

Wow – that looks like a good opportunity….I’ll send my resume there.  And there.  And there.  Oooh, and there, too. What is happening above is potentially a bad strategy.  Sending resumes out without giving thought about the opportunity can be … Continue reading

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Two-Tiered Partner Firms – A Discussion

Whether you are looking for a job or climbing the law firm ladder, it’s important to think about how law firms are structured and how you fit in.  There has been a lot written in the past year about the … Continue reading

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Lateral Partner Hires Are Back To Pre-Recession Levels

One of the lead stories in this week’s Wall Street Journal was a piece by Jennifer Smith on law firm growth through lateral hiring.  While this is more bad news for entry-level attorneys, it shows that there is still tremendous … Continue reading

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