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Biglaw, Bonuses, Money

Where Are The Biglaw Bonuses? And How Big Will They Be This Year?

Note the UPDATE, explaining why late bonus announcements are unfair to associates. Read more »
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  • Biglaw, Law Shucks

    This Week in Biglaw: 11.08.10

    Ed. note: Law Shucks focuses on life in, and after, Biglaw, including by tracking layoffs, bonuses, and laterals. Above the Law is pleased to bring you this weekly column, which analyzes news at the world’s top law firms. We’ve hit another lull in the Biglaw calendar. Recruiting is pretty much over. 2Ls and 3Ls lucky […]

    4 Comments / / Nov 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM
  • Biglaw, Howrey LLP, Layoffs, Staff Layoffs

    Staff Layoff Watch: Howrey Makes Cuts

    It looks like layoffs are making a comeback of sorts. If you are working as legal support staff in a Biglaw firm, you need to keep your head on a swivel. Last week, we reported on cuts for staff (in terms of bonuses) at Jones Day. Today Above the Law can report on cuts of […]

    26 Comments / / Nov 8, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.08.10

    * Minorities get stopped and frisked more often in Philly, and not because they commit more crimes, but because the police are racist. So sayeth the ACLU. [Philadelphia Inquirer] * It’s the end of class action litigation as we know it — and the Supreme Court feels fine. [San Francisco Chronicle] * Joe Miller is […]

    37 Comments / / Nov 8, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  • Quote of the Day, Real Estate

    Quote of the Day: A Hierarchy of Shadiness?

    Until recently, foreclosure defense would have been considered the lowest of the low — below the divorce guys, below ambulance chasers. — Roy Oppenheim, a veteran foreclosure defense lawyer in Florida.

    12 Comments / / Nov 7, 2010 at 10:54 PM
  • Biglaw, Drinking, Job Searches, No Offers, Recovery, Summer Associates

    Anatomy of a No Offer

    Ed. Note: Will the Lost Generation ever find its way back into Biglaw? This new column is written by a member of the Lost Generation who initially was thrown off of the Biglaw bandwagon but was able to get back on, and is now trying to hang on to his Biglaw second chance. When I […]

    76 Comments / / Nov 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 11.05.10

    * David J. Stern continues being awesome. [Reuters] * What the legal landscape looks like for the Rutgers Two. [NPR] * Statistics suggest that the economic downturn has led to less diversity in law firms. Because looking carefully over your shoulder before you tell a racist joke at lunch is a luxury that few firms […]

    5 Comments / / Nov 5, 2010 at 9:11 AM
  • Contests, Holidays and Seasons

    Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    On Monday, I shared my Halloween costume with all of you. Now, after days of cajoling and pleading, we’ve finally come up with a few people brave enough to enter our legally themed Halloween costume contest. I’m not throwing myself into the ring, but if you recall the lady nice enough to pose with me […]

    62 Comments / / Nov 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM
  • Bar Exams, Texas

    Texas Bar Results Are Out Now

    It has been a tough month for Dallas. The Cowboys are embarrassing, Cliff Lee spit the bit, and the Rangers couldn’t win the World Series. Hopefully today’s bar results will give some Dallas-area would-be lawyers a big boost. And if they failed the bar, they can always work for Jerry Jones: he seems to like […]

    43 Comments / / Nov 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM