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Legal Sector Adds 4,300 Jobs For 2nd Month In Row

By Sarah Martinson for Law360 The legal sector added 4,300 jobs for the second consecutive month in September, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Friday, as the industry continues to rebound from economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The recovery of the U.S. economy as a whole continued to decline in […]

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Culture vs. Cost: Law Firms Are Taking Diverging Approaches to Real Estate in the New Normal

By Dylan Jackson for The American Lawyer Much of the pandemic is replete with examples of firms and experts proclaiming that the office of the past will stay in the past. And while many firms such as Perkins Coie, Snell & Wilmer and Nixon Peabody are reducing space as more attorneys shift to working remotely, plenty […]

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Piano Concerts and Trial Dramas: Law Firms Are Using Podcasts to Reach Clients and Talent

By Dylan Jackson for The American Lawyer As the pandemic has changed media consumption habits, law firms have recognized a need to rethink how they reach their audiences. Several firms, including Milbank, Hogan Lovells and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, have turned to podcasting to build connections, and each has put their own spin on […]

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Equal Justice Works Message Regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness Overall

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The Real Threat To Biglaw’s Business Model

By Kathryn Rubino for Abovethelaw.com Biglaw has a talent problem. It’s not that more recent law school graduates aren’t capable of doing the work that the industry demands of them, it’s that they are unwilling — or at least, less willing — to put themselves through the ringer of Biglaw for the benefits that Biglaw […]

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When Demand Falters, Which Law Firms Will Struggle?

By Andrew Maloney for The American Lawyer Law firms are getting “the best of all worlds” right now, with increases in demand, rates and productivity likely leading to big profits again in 2021. But it stands to reason that the favorable financial tailwinds will eventually blow another direction. What firms will have trouble weathering the storm? Big Law leaders […]

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In the War for Talent, Balance Is Midsize Firms’ Secret Weapon

By Lizzy McLellan and David Gialanella for The American Lawyer 2021 has brought a fierce competition for talent to virtually all pockets of the legal industry. It has also brought pressing and unprecedented questions: How do we alleviate lawyer burnout when there’s so much work to be done? How do we get people excited about […]

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In-House Lawyers Are Taking Their Business Expertise to Private Practice

By Trudy Knockless for Law.Com As the landscape of work is changing in the legal world and beyond, in many cases for good, the dividing line between working in-house and joining private practice is wearing thin. In recent weeks, an increasing number of lawyers have moved out of in-house roles to become partners, counsel or associates at […]

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Tradition Won’t Carry Big Law Toward a Brighter Future—Innovation Will

By Kate Reder Sheikh and Julian Sarafian for The American Lawyer When asked about innovation and the startup culture at Amazon, Jeff Bezos remarked that moving on to Day 2—Day 1 being the period of innovative spirit that launches a company and Day 2 being what comes next—goes something like this: “Day 2 is stasis. Followed […]

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Embracing ESG: Leidos GC Talks Social Responsibility

By Jerald Howe for Law360 Law360 (September 13, 2021, 6:26 PM EDT) — Environmental, social and corporate governance factors are becoming increasingly important to investors, legislators and regulators. In this Expert Analysis series, in-house counsel share how they are adapting to the evolving ESG landscape. Legal opponents of the Business Roundtable‘s “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” […]