Latest Posts for Job Seekers

July 8, 2024

Michael Maslanka, an associate professor of law at the University of North Texas at Dallas, gives a few pointers on how to give a great closing argument, and certain pitfalls for attorneys to avoid. 

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June 24, 2024

For many lawyers, after your first two years as a practicing lawyer, it quickly becomes apparent that you are not going to get the same level of feedback on your work product and developing skills that you did in law school or during your first year as a lawyer.

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June 18, 2024

No matter your position in a law firm; leading a department, overseeing a matter, interfacing with the client, or simply delegating tasks to colleagues, you are wearing the manager’s hat. No matter your title, if you’re asking anyone to pitch in, you’re in the management business. In embracing this role in the firm, you acknowledge the unwritten contract to not only manage work but also to manage morale, motivation, and how your team members find purpose and satisfaction in their endeavors.

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Latest Posts for Employers

July 9, 2024

Attorney headcounts at the 500 largest law firms in the United States continued to grow in 2023, though growth rates subsided to pre-pandemic levels after accelerating in 2022. 

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May 20, 2024

Associate attrition rates and hiring levels at law firms fell for the second year in a row in 2023, according to a recent report by the NALP Foundation.

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April 23, 2024

As far as acronyms go, “PPL” doesn’t have the same recognition as some others in the law firm financial vernacular. And as a barometer of firm performance, profits per lawyer—a firm’s net income divided by its attorney headcount in full-time-equivalents–also doesn’t get the most attention. But should that change?

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