Download the PDF version of PaLAW 2010 here.

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Editor’s Note
The Legal Intelligencer
November 30, 2010

Welcome to the 17th annual PaLAW: Annual Report on the Legal Profession. Last year in this space I spoke about the changes that had been made to the publication, our methods of collecting data, and the rankings in our list of 100 Largest Law Firms in PA. Full Text

View a video explaining the methodology behind PaLAW 2010 here



Raising Rates Back in Vogue?
The Legal Intelligencer
November 30, 2010

The results from the 2010 Managing Partners Survey largely mirror what media reports have shown over the last year: layoffs have subsided, younger associates are being hired in significantly smaller numbers, if at all, contract attorneys are taking their place and the number of firms that saw increases in either revenue or profits in the last year shrunk substantially. Full Text



Analysis: The Future of the Profession
The Legal Intelligencer
November 30, 2010

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University recently issued a report on the future of law firms in the new economy called “Big But Brittle: Economic Perspectives on the Future of the Law Firm in the New Economy.” It concluded with these words: “We must acknowledge and respect the forces that created [current market dynamics], and fashion remedies that swim with the tide of economic change rather than rail against it.” Full Text


Firm Financials 2009
The Legal Intelligencer
November 30, 2010

The legal industry had one of its toughest years ever in 2009, as a flailing economy led to significant revenue drops and staff reductions.Full Text