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Diversity Trends in the Legal Industry

The legal industry — like many other professional industries — has been slowly, but surely making strides in improving representation of women, minorities, and various other underrepresented groups.   Diversity is more than just a trend, however, or even a social responsibility — statistics show that more...

Gender Diversity Initiatives in Big Law

In Big Law, both in California and elsewhere, gender diversity remains a hot-button issue, and for good reason.  Women are routinely underrepresented in the large firm environment overall, and this lack of representation is even more severe when taking into account leadership positions at Big...

Factors That Influence Attorney Compensation

Attorney compensation varies significantly across the industry, depending on a number of different factors.  Chiefly, however, the overall attorney compensation scheme flows from the particular industry in which you practice.  Biglaw and in-house compensation schemes are quite different, for example, with Biglaw firms generally paying...

Lateral Recruitment for Law Firms

In the Biglaw industry, lateral recruitment is exceedingly common, if not somewhat expected, after a length of time.  Long gone are the days where an attorney would — in most circumstances — necessarily feel a need to stay at their initial firm and build a...

When Is It Time to Transition to a New Firm?

If you’ve been employed as an attorney in the legal industry for a reasonable length of time, chances are that you’ve watched colleagues come and go through the constantly revolving door of the hiring process (which includes, of course, the transition to a new firm). ...