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Law grads have had job offers rescinded at 49% of surveyed law schools

Law grads have had employment offers rescinded at 49% of the law schools surveyed by the National Association for Law Placement.

Hardest hit were graduates of schools in the Southeast…

Miller Canfield lays off and furloughs some lawyers
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone has laid off and furloughed some lawyers as a result of the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contract public defenders in this state make about $5 per hour after overhead, new study says
Contract public defenders in Indiana who earn median pay make only about $5.16 per hour after covering overhead expenses, according to a June study by the Indiana Public Defender Commission.
Hughes Hubbard lays off lawyers, staffers after receiving paycheck protection loan
Hughes Hubbard & Reed has laid off some associates and staff members after receiving a paycheck protection loan from the federal government.
More law firms are likely to make some furloughs permanent, legal experts say
Katten Muchin Rosenman’s decision to lay off some furloughed staff members may be followed by more announcements of layoffs at other law firms, according to legal industry experts.
Remove underperformers? Increase cash? New law firm survey shows changing views
Law firms responding to survey questions about a hypothetical recession became more willing to take tough measures as the COVID-19 crisis worsened, according to recent survey findings by legal consulting firm Altman Weil.
Afternoon Briefs: Another law firm cuts pay; officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Another law firm cuts pay for lawyers and staffers

Holland & Hart is reducing profit distributions to equity partners and cutting pay for salaried lawyers by 15%. Staff members who…

Judge refuses to sanction women suing Jones Day for gender bias
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to sanction former female associates who filed a $200 million lawsuit against Jones Day for alleged gender bias.
2 more law firms announce pay cuts; are they a stopgap measure before layoffs?

Two more law firms announced pay cuts in the past week, marking a third slow week of bad news. But the worst could be yet to come.

Just 1 BigLaw firm makes the news for pay cuts in past week
Days after announcing a voluntary leave program, Troutman Sanders revealed it is going a step further with pay cuts for lawyers and staff members.
At least 3 BigLaw firms charge more than $1K per hour for top associates
At least three large law firms are charging more than $1,000 per hour for bankruptcy work by senior associates, court filings indicate.
How to get paid quickly with online payment tools in the time of the coronavirus

Coming into the office to pay may not be a safe option for either your clients or law firm staff in 2020. Instead, you’ll have everyone’s best interests in mind when you offer your clients the ability to pay legal bills online from the safety and comfort of their own homes. It’s a win-win for both your firm and its clients.

Which law firms laid off lawyers and cut pay this past week? The announcements slow to a trickle
For weeks, larger law firms have been announcing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. The impact is widespread, with the legal services sector losing 64,000 jobs in April.
75% of associates surveyed say job security and pay cuts are top worry; who got hit this week?

As reports build of pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs at law firms, it’s understandable that associates are concerned. Now, a new survey of 1,335 associates quantifies the extent of their worries.

The good and bad news: Firms continue to announce cuts, but it’s at slower pace
More law firms announced pay cuts, layoffs and furloughs this week, but the pace is slowing. Since the ABA Journal reported on such measures last Thursday, at least eight more law firms gave staff members and lawyers bad news.

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