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New high is reached for Supreme Court clerkship bonuses

Posted Aug 16, 2013 11:54 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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U.S. Supreme Court clerks can command bigger-than-ever bonuses when they jump to BigLaw.

The new going rate is $300,000, Above the Law reports. The standard last year was $280,000.

ATL had already reported that Sullivan & Cromwell and Skadden in New York were offering the $300,000 signing bonus. Now the blog says these firms have offered the same amount: Gibson Dunn; Jones Day; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Paul Weiss.

The story also notes Greenberg Traurig’s new $145,000 starting salaries. “Green shoots, anyone?” the blog asks.

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