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Legal Sector Adds a Few Jobs in June

The legal sector added about 300 jobs in June, according to the most recent report from the Labor Department.

The increase is slight, amounting to about 0.3 percent, the

‘Soft Economy’ Is Backdrop for Departures of 8 to 9 Patton Boggs Associates

Updated: A spokeswoman for Patton Boggs says eight to nine associates left the law firm this year after it took a harder look at their performance.

Rebecca Carr, director of…

Nearly 30% of Lawyers Surveyed Fear Firing

Updated: The fear factor is spreading throughout major law firms, as lawyers who are unable to meet their billable hour goals are wondering if their jobs are secure.

That’s the…

Life After BigLaw: ‘No Job, No Baby and 10 Pounds of Leftover Fat’

Shinyung Oh, the ousted Paul Hastings associate who sent a scathing mass e-mail denouncing the firm’s layoff tactics, is airing her feelings once again,…

London Law Firm Studying Job Cuts, Could Eliminate 50 Positions

The London law firm Howard Kennedy is studying staffing needs and could cut as many as 50 jobs.

Among those who could lose their positions are up to 20 fee…

Powell Goldstein Axes ‘Less Than 10’ Attorneys

Score another legal news scoop on the layoffs front for Above the Law:

The law blog says firm chairman James McAlpin Jr.

More than 30 Thacher Lawyers Quit in Last 6 Months

Ten U.S. partners and about 24 associates of Thacher Proffitt & Wood have voluntarily left the New York-based firm during the past six months, in…

More Revenue, Less Pay at Philadelphia’s Fox Rothschild

Despite an increase of nearly 50 percent in gross revenue between 2005 and 2007, lawyer pay at Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild has remained flat. After rising a bit,…

Labor Stats Show Loss of 9,700 Legal Jobs in One Year’s Time

The legal sector has lost 9,700 jobs in just one year, including 1,100 positions in May and 1,900 in April, according to seasonally adjusted statistics from the U.S. Labor Department.

Layoff Watch: Ballard Spahr, Blank Rome, Reed Smith Shed Lawyers, Staff

Three more law firms have fired or laid off employees, but only one attributed the reason to the economic downturn.

According to the Legal Intelligencer, the law…

Sonnenschein Layoffs Signal Sea Change in Law Firm PR Strategy

An announcement that Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal is laying off 37 lawyers and 87 staffers was noteworthy for the size of the reduction…

Sonnenschein Acknowledges Layoffs of 37 Lawyers, 87 Staffers

Updated: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal is laying off 37 lawyers and 87 staff members, spread across practice groups and offices.

Twenty-seven of the lawyers are associates, six are partners and…

DC’s New AG Axes 10 Attorneys, Increases Oversight

The days of blue jeans and considerable lawyer autonomy are reportedly over at the Washington, D.C., attorney general’s office.

Although he hasn’t decided for sure whether he’ll stay in the…

Humor Columnist Takes Aim at Stealth Layoffs

A humor columnist notes that law firms are reluctant to admit they are suffering from the economic downturn. As a result, they use a number of strategies to lay off…

Bingham Lays Off 17 Bay Area Staffers

Bingham McCutchen has laid off 17 San Francisco area support staffers.

San Francisco managing partner Geoffrey Howard said the layoffs in his office amounted to 5 percent to 10 percent…

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