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Conventional Salary Wisdom Wrong

Young female lawyers in New York City are making more money than their male peers.

That’s the finding of a study of men’s and women’s wages in major cities, the…

Alston & Bird Hikes Associate Pay

An Atlanta law firm has announced it is raising pay for first-year associates to $145,000, a $15,000 increase.

But not all associates will share in the largesse.

Alston & Bird…

New Routes Into the Corporate Door

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Winstead Associates Must Earn High Pay

A Dallas-based law firm has decided it will remain a holdout in the associate salary wars.

Winstead says it will not meet starting pay levels of $160,000 a year for…

The Billable Hour Must Die

It rewards inefficiency. It makes clients suspicious. And it may be unethical.

Attorney Pay Slays Inflation

The last decade has been a very good one for the average U.S. lawyer’s wallet. Median attorney pay has outpaced inflation by 17 percent, compared to just a 5…

$3,100 a Week for Summer Associates

Big Washington, D.C., law firms are paying summer associates as much as $3,100 a week while offering plentiful perks.

The Washington Post writes about a dinner with…

Texas Trend: $160 K Starting Pay

It didn’t take long for a third Texas law firm to raise pay for beginning associates to $160,000.

Locke Liddell & Sapp announced the pay hike will take effect on…

Second Texas Firm Hikes Associate Pay

A second Texas law firm has raised salaries for new associates to $160,000.

Houston-based Andrews Kurth announced the pay increase yesterday, a day after Vinson & Elkins hiked associate pay,…

V&E Matches N.Y. Associate Pay

Vinson & Elkins is the first Texas law firm to announce it will increase pay for new associates to $160,000 a year, matching big firms on the coasts.

Associates get…

Top GCs Earning $1.5 M on Average

Fueled by big bonuses, the average cash compensation for the 100 best-paid general counsel increased to $1.5 million last year.

Average salaries were about $560,000 while average bonuses were $1…

Big Salaries Not in Big Picture

Don’t be fooled by tales of $160,000 starting pay for associates. Most new lawyers make about a fourth of that.

James Leipold, executive director of NALP, told the

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…

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