Friday’s monthly jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a decline of over 700,000 jobs during the first two weeks of March, including 1,700 in the legal industry. Given the nearly 10 million unemployment claims in the last two weeks, the new figures offer just a small glimpse of the job losses ahead.

But there are some differences from the last major recession that suggest law firms might—might—not be forced to make cuts as deep as they did 10 years ago.

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