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804 ABA Journal Layoffs articles.

Duane Morris Trims Office Staffers

Duane Morris has cut 26 of its 724 legal secretaries and file clerks, a move that is part of an overall trend of reducing the number of office staffers helping…

Home Depot Lays Off an Estimated 17 In-House Legal Staff

An unnamed source who reportedly was among those adversely affected says perhaps 17 in-house legal staff are included in Home Depot’s layoff of 500 corporate employees late last month.


Law Firms See Litigation Downturn, Likely to Weed Out Underperformers

Updated: Fears of a recession and the subprime mortgage crisis have led to a downturn in corporate legal work and litigation at big law firms, according to a report due…

Laid-Off Cadwalader Lawyers Got Little Notice, But Months of Severance Pay

The 35 lawyers who learned Jan. 10 that they would be laid off from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft got little more than a week’s notice.

More Law Firms May Be Considering Layoffs

The Daily Brief blog of Portfolio.com wonders if more law firm layoffs are in the offing after the announcement yesterday that Cadwalader, Wickersham &…

Cadwalader Lays Off 35 Lawyers

Updated: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced it is laying off 35 lawyers because of volatility in the financial markets affecting its clients.


Thacher Proffitt Warns of Associate Layoffs

Thacher Proffitt & Wood has warned associates of upcoming layoffs unless its structured finance practice shows substantial improvement.

The law firm notified 24 associates who are second years or above…

Clifford Chance: Laid-Off 6 Akin to Contract Attorneys

Once upon a time, even major law firms routinely hired associates with the expectation that they could become partners. While no fairy tale, that expectation is now something of a…

Law Firms: Layoffs a Possibility

Although the legal market is still strong and many major firms reportedly are competing hard for desired associates, some see a potential storm cloud on the horizon.

The stock market…

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