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Do you believe you are fairly compensated for your work?
This week, we noted a Martindale Legal Marketing Network survey of 6,900 solo and small-firm lawyers in which 68 percent reported they felt they were fairly compensated for their work.
Average earnings for solo and small-firm lawyers was nearly $200K last year, report says
Sixty-eight percent of solo and small-firm lawyers believe they are fairly compensated for their work, according to an online survey by the Martindale Legal Marketing Network.
‘Mommy track is a dead end’ at Morrison & Foerster, associates allege in $100M suit
Three associates at Morrison & Foerster have filed a would-be $100 million class-action suit that claims the firm maintains a “family-friendly façade” even as it discriminates against lawyer moms.
$11M a year for a lateral hire? Star partners are valued ‘like Hollywood celebrities’

At Cravath, Swaine & Moore, partners earn a hefty $4 million a year, on average.

But that pales in comparison to reported compensation for some former Cravath partners hired away…

Amended complaint naming plaintiff filed in Proskauer gender discrimination case

Update: Retaliation claims have been added in an amended complaint to a gender discrimination and Equal Pay Act suit filed against Proskauer Rose.

Although the suit was initially filed by…

Fish & Richardson offers bonuses of up to $115K for Federal Circuit clerks
Former judicial clerks from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will now receive up to $115,000 in bonuses at Fish & Richardson.
UK law firms disclose gender pay gap numbers, but don’t reveal US data

Dozens of law firms in the United Kingdom are disclosing information on the pay gap between male and female employees as a result of regulations that apply to businesses with…

Plaintiffs file motion to settle lawsuit alleging gender discrimination at Chadbourne & Parke
A motion to settle the employment lawsuit brought by female lawyers at Chadbourne & Parke was filed by plaintiffs counsel Wednesday, and the three plaintiffs will reportedly receive between $250,000 and $1 million apiece.
Fisher Phillips cut partner’s pay and demoted him before he shot his wife, firm leaders testify

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver called witnesses on Tuesday to bolster their case that the Atlanta lawyer had a drop in…

Law firm increases clerkship bonus to $105K

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has increased its clerkship signing bonus to $105,000. Clerks who complete two qualifying clerkships would get an additional $20,000 bonus.

Above the Law and…

Shareholder’s $300M suit accuses employment firm Ogletree Deakins of gender bias

A nonequity shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart claims in a $300 million lawsuit that the defense-side labor and employment firm discriminates against female partners in pay, promotions…

Susman Godfrey announces hefty bonuses; other boutique firms also exceed Cravath standard

Susman Godfrey has announced it will pay median bonuses of up to $170,000 for its longest-term associates, though two associates received bonuses of more than $220,000 in recognition for their…

Cravath announces bonuses that repeat last year’s amounts; other firms follow suit

Year-end bonus season for BigLaw associates began Monday when Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced bonuses of up to $100,000.

The bonuses don’t differ from amounts in the last few years,…

Sex-bias plaintiffs may search personal emails of Chadbourne’s former leaders, judge rules

Updated: Three former partners who sued Chadbourne & Parke for alleged sex discrimination will be allowed to search the personal emails of leaders of the now-defunct firm who are lawsuit…

A law degree provides a larger earnings boost to whites than minorities, researchers say

White law graduates get a median annual boost to earnings of about $41,000—a figure that is substantially higher than for minority law grads, according to two researchers.

The median boost…

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