February was another tough month for the U.S. legal industry. According to a report by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people employed in legal services shrank by 4,200 that month. The 0.36 percent drop from January's numbers reflects a continued series of layoffs by U.S. firms. On Thursday alone, Pillsbury confirmed it was letting go 155 lawyers and staff, Wiggin & Dana cut 28 legal and administrative positions and Arent Fox announced 13 associate layoffs.
U.S. Legal Sector Loses 4,200 Jobs in February
The American Lawyer
March 9, 2009