The results from this year’s July administration of the bar exam have been tallied up, and the incoming numbers are less than encouraging. As Bloomberg Business reports, average scores on the multiple choice portion of the test haven’t been this low since 1988, having dropped 1.6 points from last year’s mean score of 141.5. In…
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For a long time, women have been under-valued and under-utilized in the workplace, especially in law firms, and even more especially in the higher ranks of those law firms. However, while this lack of representation isn’t going to correct itself overnight, it seems that the legal job market is slowly making its way toward gender equality.
The plan shared by so many law students seemed straight-forward enough: take out student loans, graduate from law school, get a high-paying job at a good law firm, and start chipping away at the debt. Unfortunately, as many recent graduates are learning, that plan is becoming more and more difficult to execute, as the…
For attorneys or law students seeking to make a difference, there is public interest law. Although the financial rewards will certainly not be as high as you would find in the private sector, many who do practice in this area achieve personal satisfaction in advocating for a cause, ideology or issue that may directly benefit an individual or society generally.
Starting with the financial meltdown that year, the legal employment marketplace (like all others) was virtually frozen for about 14 months.
Many firms start their Q1 Recruiting around this time of the year. The beginning of the new year is often rich with fresh budgets, new contracts and new ideas- which means more room for hiring new associates, paralegals and legal clerks.
If you’re one of the thousands of Americans searching for a job right now, then you definitely understand the meaning of the word frustration. Looking for a job is no easy task, but with the right outlook and some helpful tips, the process can be made less difficult.
Twitter is an amazing resource for businesses. It’s a free marketing, pr and advertising tool. What surprises us, is that more people aren’t using it as a tool to find a job.
When a potential employer considers hiring you, or even just interviewing you, you can bet your first- born the first thing they’re going to do is Google your name. What kind of results are going to be returned when they Google your name? Since Twitter is now indexed in search engine results, employers and recruiters can easily find you.
Unemployment rates are at an all time high. People across the US are in dire straits. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is at 9.5% for June 2010. Everyone from Colleges and Universities to movie studios to law firms have turned to the salary line to effect the needed cost reductions.
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