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Lawyers’ ‘Blue Flu’ Slows Chicago Courts

Criminal courts in the Chicago area are expected to operate in slow motion today, as up to two-thirds of the 520 prosecutors in Cook County’s felony courtrooms take the day…

UK Big-Firm Partner Argues Age Claim

A hearing has begun in an age discrimination case brought against one of London’s most prominent law firms by a now-former partner, in a cutting-edge case could potentially threaten the…

Linklaters’ Revenues Top $2 Billion

Linklaters’ revenues have increased by almost 20 percent, bringing the London law firm’s annual earnings to about $2.2 billion.

Profits per partner increased at a similarly impressive rate of 21.8…

CA Attys Sue Over $100 K Average Pay

Contending that lawyers employed by the state of California make significantly less than those working in federal and local government jobs, a union representing 3,500 attorneys and hearing officers has…

$160,000 to Start in NYC—and Seattle

An intellectual property boutique has raised its starting pay in Seattle to $160,000, matching the salary its first-years earn in New York City.

The move by Darby & Darby is…

Older Partner Gets Trial on Pay

A New York appeals court is permitting a trial on whether a lawyer’s partnership agreement with Winston & Strawn entitled him to be paid the same amount after he reached…

London Firms Earn #1 Billing in World

Record profits for the biggest London law firms reportedly make them the dominant players in the world legal market.

Three London firms, headed by Clifford Chance, are at the top…

NY Attorneys Failed to File Tax Returns

Four lawyers are among seven professionals who recently pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of failing to file New York state tax returns.

The four attorneys, who earned between just under…

‘Golden Handcuffs’ Chain Attys to Desks

If they could afford to, they’d leave the legal profession. That’s what one in five law firm partners and nearly one in three associates surveyed by a British legal publication…

IL Prosecutors + Low Pay = ‘Brain Drain’

Although it hasn’t yet caused a rush to the courthouse door, state prosecutors in Cook County, Illinois, due to a budgeting quirk, earn less than public defenders. On average, they…

Howrey’s ‘Bold Move’: Merit Pay

Associates at Howrey will get raises based on performance rather than seniority.

The 630-lawyer firm says it will eliminate its lockstep compensation system beginning next year, the Recorder

Two-Tier Associate Pay at Thelen

Only the biggest-billing associates will make $160,000 a year at one California law firm.

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner will pay that amount to new associates who bill at…

‘Phenomenal Year’ for Florida Lawyers

Defying predictions of a law practice slowdown, attorneys in South Florida report their business is booming.

“It was a phenomenal year to be a lawyer,” John C. Sumberg, managing partner…

Bonuses Pay Off for Legal System

Law firms will soon be paying signing bonuses of up to $250,000 to entice former Supreme Court clerks to join their practices. The bonus is in addition to initial salaries…

Jenner & Block Culls Equity Partners

Jenner & Block will shift between 15 and 20 equity partners to nonequity status this year.

The National Law Journal reports that some of the partners will leave the firm and others will move toward retirement.

Some recruiters predict more firms will follow suit in an effort to boost partner profits.

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