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Jones Day Lays Off More Staffers, But Is ‘Poised for Additional Growth’

Posted Jun 23, 2010 8:09 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A week after confirming staff cuts in Los Angeles and Dallas, Jones Day has announced layoffs in its Cleveland office.

The law firm did not specify how many people lost their jobs, but said none of them were lawyers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The newspaper cited a statement issued by the law firm. "Universal adoption of smart phones, voice mail and e-mail enables (and requires) lawyers to be more self-sufficient” and reduces the need for support staff, the law firm said.

Lyle Ganske, partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office, said in a statement that Jones Day continues to hire lawyers to meet client demands and is “poised for additional growth,” the Plain Dealer says. The firm has maintained its summer associate and on-campus recruiting programs.

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