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New job titles reflect economic challenges, changing career expectations for lawyers

Reposted from ABAJournal (original article here) By G.M. Filisko Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe touted a new job title in 2011 with career associates—attorneys working at about half the salary of traditional associates and not on a partnership track. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton followed in August with department attorneys. They work like associates but at reduced […]

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The Legal Industry is Changing Fast – Where Do You Fit?

Excerpted in part from Law21 (click here for full article) We’re no longer predicting a new legal future, we’re living in a new legal present. All but the most elite large and midsize law firms in the US, the UK, and Canada are bleeding. Revenue is down, realization is nearing 80%, profits have fallen, clients […]

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New Legal Services Jobs in the Last 5 Years

Reposted from ABA Journal (click for original article) The profession has evolved since we named our first Legal Rebels in 2009—and there are now positions at law firms and elsewhere that didn’t exist when we first started this project. We asked well-known legal advisers, consultants, firm leaders and innovators to give examples of some of […]

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How to Land an International Summer Law Internship

Reposted from blueprintjd.org (click for original article) An international summer experience provides you with an opportunity for exposure to another culture while you’re assessing whether overseas legal work is a good fit for you. During a summer abroad you will find out what it is like to work in a specific field, make contacts with […]

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Job Seeker Success Story: How I used an internship to make a career transition

Reposted from idealistcareers.org (click for original article) I have some bittersweet news to share with you, our loyal Idealist readers. After nearly six months working as the social media and editorial intern, I am moving on to a full-time position. I will start as the digital marketing coordinator for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space […]

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Space law – A truly new frontier

What do you imagine it takes to be a space lawyer?  Although it is a truly new practice area, many of the skills and experiences required are accesible and can be purposely developed, with the exception of one – passion for space. According to the authors of The Laws of Spaceflight, the one trait they all have […]

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