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The percentage of women associates at law firms fell for the fourth straight year, even as the percentage of minority associates continued to rise, according to the latest figures from the National Association for Law Placement.
Law firms can save money by replacing 'Cravath' model of lawyer hiring with short-term try outs.
Bethelwel Wilson Jr. joins Atkinson Andelson's education law practice. Plus more associate news in this week's column.
A summerlong pro bono project dubbed the Brooklyn Family Court Child Support Study aims to improve the quality of legal assistance available to people who land in this New York county court but lack attorneys.
A task force of the State Bar of California has recommended that new attorneys be required to complete at least 15 hours of practical skills training and 50 hours of pro bono service before they are admitted to practice.
Lorraine Gaulding joins Kaufman & Co. as an associate. Plus more associates news in this week's column.
Cynthia Rickett joins Kilpatrick Townsend's intellectual property department as an associate in the Seattle office. Plus more moves in this week's column.
Kevin Blair joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn's litigation department in the Lansing, Mich., office. Plus more associate moves in this week's column.
George Bronner joins Burr & Forman's corporate and tax practice in the Mobile, Ala., office. Plus more associate moves in this week's column.
Kimberly LeBlanc joins Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott's litigation division in the Washington office. Plus more associate news in this week's column.
Derek Rooney has joined Fowler White Boggs as an associate in the Fort Myers, Fla., office. Plus more law firm associates in this week's column.
Michael Fox and Raymond Mack have been promoted to partner at Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton. Plus more associate news in this week's column.
Catrina Rogers has joined Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote's Pittsburgh office. Plus more associate news in this week's column.
Kelli Biggam has joined Aronberg Goldgehn's insurance coverage litigation group. Plus more associate news in this week's column.
The picture for women and minorities at the nation's law firms changed only marginally during 2012, with the percentage of female associates declining slightly for the third year in a row, while the number of women and minority group members ticked up, according to NALP.
New arrivals at Pepper Hamilton and Winston & Strawn in this week's column.
New arrivals at Aronberg Goldgehn, Eckert Seamans, Fisher & Phillips, and Plunkett Cooney in this week's column.
Pity the poor, beleaguered partner. Do you really buy that? I don't. My gut tells me that associates are the ones we should pity. Guess what? I am so right!
Leigh Esposito joins Carlton Fields as an associate in Miami. Plus other law firm personnel news in this week's column.