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Blogging is big with BigLaw firms

Graphic by Stephen Ravenscraft This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of the ABA Journal…

Client survey shows nearly two-thirds are using alternative fee arrangements

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1 in 10 will click on attachments in phishing emails, study finds

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3Ls and old pros differ on whether new grads are prepared for practice

Graphics by Stephen Ravenscraft This article originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of the ABA Journal with…

NALP leader finds an interesting synchrony between law school, jobs figures

Graphics by Stephen Ravenscraft • Read the NALP study "Perspectives on Fall 2014 Law Student Recruiting" (PDF) for more…

2014 was a year of gains for law firms

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82 law firm mergers got the green light in 2014

Graphics by Jamie Gannon This article originally appeared in the February 2015 issue of the ABA Journal with this…

Corporations are adding to their in-house legal departments, cutting outside expenditures

Survey results show corporate cost-cutting had more effect on law firms in the U.S. than outside: Outside the U.S., legal spending rose 4 percent, with in-house spending up 4 percent…

Because it’s still who you know

Graphics by Jamie Gannon This article originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of the ABA Journal with this…

A lawyer’s value, hour by hour

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Firms keep a tight rein on employees’ mobile access to networks

Graphics by Jamie Gannon This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of the ABA Journal…

Solos go for tech in 2014

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Lateral hiring drops again in 2013

Graphics by Jamie Gannon More statistics can be found at NALP’s Entry Level and Lateral Hiring page.

Law firms have shown little growth in recent years

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How correct were predictions about firms’ 2013 profits?

Graphics by Jamie Gannon This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of the ABA Journal…

Face time holds steady, but digital interactions are changing client communications

Graphics by Jamie Gannon This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of the ABA Journal…

2013 surveys foresee future doldrums in legal spending

Two reports from early autumn may have brought on the chills for the legal profession. Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group polled law firm…

Legal data storage is moving online

Graphics by Jamie Gannon This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of the ABA Journal…

Rough winter ahead, in terms of law firm growth

Jeff Grossman, senior director for banking for Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group, describes the six-month figures on law firm growth as “anemic.” The bank surveyed more than 120…

Lawyers—if not jobs for lawyers—are trending upward

YOU ARE HERE A snapshot of the legal profession from the 2013 ABA National Lawyer Population Survey. Graphics…

Going mobile: A special tech trends report (gallery)

The data used in this special report was taken from The 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report.

Shrinking legal spending: Corporate clients cut back on outside representation

A survey of in-house law departments shows corporate clients netting major savings by using certain tactics to reduce spending on outside law firms. Huron…

Social standings: A special tech trends report

This month for Law by the Numbers, we present a special tech trends report. The following are data excerpts from the 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report. The six-volume 2013 Legal…

Lawyers say they like storing data online

For a profession sometimes criticized as being slow to change, the law seems to be flying into use of cloud computing for legal work. The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s…

Predictive coding is on the rise in courts

Last April, Law by the Numbers first appeared in the ABA Journal with a study of the effectiveness of technology-assisted review in e-discovery cases. For our first anniversary, we return…

2013 raises to peak for midlevel associates at midsize firms

Smack dab in the middle may be the best place to be as far as 2013 salary increases are concerned, the Robert Half Legal 2013 Salary Guide reports. “Average starting…

Should firms move to the cloud? Legal IT professionals are split

Legal IT Professionals’ online survey of its readership presented a split decision on whether key technology functions should become Internet-based–a process commonly known as moving to the cloud. The online…