Latest Posts for Job Seekers

February 27, 2024

Despite recent spikes in compensation and reduced billable hours, a recent International Bar Association survey reveals that 54% of lawyers under 40 consider leaving their jobs within five years, and 20% consider leaving the legal industry. Junior attorneys historically have reported job burnout and dissatisfaction and law firms have worked in recent years to improve work culture with more training and mentorship opportunities. But how does an attorney just starting their career react to modern challenges of working at a private practice? 

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February 20, 2024

This article is for litigators who went to law school with a strong desire to represent clients in their legal disputes equipped with the expertise and experience to solve their problems. Daniel Brown, pro bono partner at Sheppard Mullin, advises that pro bono work experience helps litigators write and deliver persuasive arguments, negotiate with opposing counsel, reach favorable settlements and prevail at trial. 

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February 8, 2024

Michael P. Maslanka, associate professor of law at UNT Dallas College of Law, presents five key mindsets for a successful professional life in his new book “A Short and Happy Guide to Professional Responsibility.” In the book, he highlights five key mindsets that promote a healthy approach to riding the waves in an attorney’s professional life:

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Latest Posts for Employers

February 21, 2024

In the larger sense, attorney growth across the legal field all looked the same in 2023 as it did the year prior, with law firms increasing full-time equivalent lawyers by an average of about 3.3% each year.

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November 7, 2023

After years of getting poached by hungry Big Law firms looking to keep up with the high demand in capital markets and M&A practices, midsize firms are now in a position to settle the score.

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October 13, 2023

When Major, Lindsey & Africa surveyed almost 300 Big Law associates about what their firms were doing to keep them and what firms could do better, the national recruiting firm found indicators of associate discontent that didn’t exactly match the market-induced slowdown in lateral movement for deal-focused lawyers.

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