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Law grads have had job offers rescinded at 49% of surveyed law schools

Law grads have had employment offers rescinded at 49% of the law schools surveyed by the National Association for Law Placement.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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announces layoffs; experts say other firms may follow

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced Wednesday that it is laying off a small number of lawyers and staff members across its global offices.

In London, the layoffs include 14 fee…

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.

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.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm announces layoffs; judge’s TRO blocks Mary Trump book

Katten converts some furloughs into layoffs

Katten Muchin Rosenman has decided to lay off some employees it had furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is…

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.

Top law firms fared surprisingly well during COVID-19 pandemic, survey says

Updated: The legal industry has fared surprising well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of mostly larger law firms by Wells Fargo Private Bank's legal specialty group.

Legal services sector gains 3,200 jobs; previous month’s whopping loss is revised upward

The legal services sector gained 3,200 jobs in May after an astounding loss of jobs the previous month. Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the legal services sector lost 64,000 jobs, but that seasonally adjusted number has been revised.

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.

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.

Legal services sector shed a whopping 64,000 jobs last month

Legal employment is way down amid law firm furloughs and layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legal services sector lost 64,000 jobs in April, according to seasonally adjusted numbers by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since April of last year, the sector lost 48,400 jobs.

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.

Afternoon Briefs: Boies Schiller fires LA lawyers and staffers; tweets to Barr turn hostile

Boies Schiller fires associates and staff in LA

Boies Schiller Flexner has fired several associates and staff members in Los Angeles who were left behind after 13 partners they worked…

Some law firms will die without quick cuts, consultant says; which ones acted this past week?

At least a dozen more large and midsized law firms cut pay and furloughed employees in the past week because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not nearly enough, according to a former BigLaw lawyer who once worked as a consultant.

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