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If a rising tide lifts all ships, the legal industry took on water last month. The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, far surpassing projected gains. But the legal industry failed to keep pace, declining 0.7% between March and April.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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