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thank you post it note.JPGA quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law:

If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site in the Breaking Media network, download our media kits, or email advertising@breakingmedia.com. Thanks!

Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgTell us about your law firm experience and we’ll buy you a latte!
Yep, that’s right — as we mentioned last week, we are giving away a free tasty coffee beverage to every person who completes our Career Center Associate Experience Survey* (conditions apply). In case you are wondering, the survey is 75 mostly multiple choice questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Starbucks card Lateral Link.jpg* So here are the conditions:
1. You must be currently employed at one of the 100 law firms currently profiled on the Career Center.
2. You must be registered for the Career Center (registration takes less than a minute).
3. You must provide us your honest feedback.
4. Tasty beverage actually comes in the form of a Starbucks giftcard, which can be exchanged for said beverage on just about every street corner in America.
To start the survey, click here.
Your participation in this survey will be completely confidential. To begin the survey you will need to log in to the Career Center and this is used solely for data coding and to validate your current employer. Your name will not be associated with your individual responses.
For questions or feedback, or to offer additions or corrections to your firm’s profile on the Career Center, please email: careercenter@abovethelaw.com.

Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgTell us about your law firm experience and we’ll buy you a latte!
Yep, that’s right, we are giving away a free tasty coffee beverage to every person who completes our Career Center Associate Experience Survey* (conditions apply). In case you are wondering, the survey is 75 mostly multiple choice questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Starbucks card Lateral Link.jpg* So here are the conditions:
1. You must be currently employed at one of the 100 law firms currently profiled on the Career Center.
2. You must be registered for the Career Center (registration takes less than a minute).
3. You must provide us your honest feedback.
4. Tasty beverage actually comes in the form of a Starbucks giftcard, which can be exchanged for said beverage on just about every street corner in America.
To start the survey, click here.
Your participation in this survey will be completely confidential. To begin the survey you will need to log in to the Career Center and this is used solely for data coding and to validate your current employer. Your name will not be associated with your individual responses.
For questions or feedback, or to offer additions or corrections to your firm’s profile on the Career Center, please email: careercenter@abovethelaw.com.


thank you post it note.JPGA quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law:

If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site in the Breaking Media network, download our media kits, or email advertising@breakingmedia.com. Thanks!

thank you post it note.JPGA quick word of thanks to this week’s advertisers on Above the Law:

If you’re interested in advertising on Above the Law or any other site in the Breaking Media network, download our media kits, or email advertising@breakingmedia.com. Thanks!

Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgDuring the past year, pro bono programs got an unexpected boost from the recession when firms like Skadden offered stipends to their deferred associates who took public interest jobs. On the flip side, associates who escaped layoffs at their firm probably felt some pressure to devote themselves to billable work to the exclusion of pro bono work.
This week, our ATL / Lateral Link survey asks about the effect of the economic downturn on the pro bono programs at your firm. We’ll use the information to update the ATL Career Center and bring you the results next week.

If you have information about your firm that you want to share with other career center users, please email us at careercenter@abovethelaw.com. Also, a reminder that we are still accepting applications for additional writers for the Career Center.

Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgWe are excited to announce that in the near future we will be launching a completely revamped Career Center, with more information and resources for all of our readers.
In preparation for this, we are looking to add additional writers and researchers to our Career Center team. We are looking for people who can commit 10 to 20 hours per week for the next several months (and there is a chance this could develop into a longer-term position).
If you are interested, please send your resume to careercenter@abovethelaw.com. Thanks!

Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgOur recent Career Center survey asked about whether the recession has affected clerkship bonuses and law firm hiring of clerks.  Of respondents at law firms, a slight majority — 57% — indicated that their firms are not interviewing judicial clerks for Fall 2010 positions.  Of respondents who are currently clerking, only 30% indicated that they have a position for Fall 2010 or have even been able to get interviews for such positions.  Despite these depressing statistics for post-clerkship employment, a majority of law student respondents indicated that they are planning on clerking after law school. 

Check out the full survey results after the jump — and visit the Career Center, powered by Lateral Link, for more on clerkship bonuses and hiring trends at firms across the country.

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Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpgWe recently wrote about the subject of clerkship bonuses (which generated some very helpful comments). Now we’re going to gather some additional data on the subject of law clerk hiring and clerkship bonuses.
This week, our ATL / Lateral Link survey asks about how clerks are faring in the marketplace. We’ll use the information obtained from the survey to update the ATL Career Center (and we’ll bring you the results in a subsequent post, too).

If you have information about your firm that you want to share with other career center users, please email us at careercenter@abovethelaw.com. Thanks.
Earlier: What’s Up with Clerkship Bonuses?

Career Center AboveTheLaw Lateral Link ATL.jpg While associates at some firms are still waiting to learn what their 2009 bonuses will be, associates at other firms are learning more about what the future holds in store for them, as more firms announce new compensation structures for 2010 and beyond.
Check out the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link, for the latest information on which firms are making a full recovery and which firms are still stuck in the downturn.
In the last week, we have updated the firm snapshots for Vinson & Elkins, Wachtell, Irell & Manella, Paul Weiss, Wilson Sonsini, Hughes Hubbard, Quinn Emanuel, Chadbourne & Parke, Latham, Cooley Godward, Goodwin Proctor, Bryan Cave.
Below are a few of the latest updates from the Career Center firm snapshots:

  • This firm not only avoided layoffs and pay freezes last year, it had its most profitable year ever in 2009.
  • While 2010 has brought salary thaws at many firm, salaries at this firm remain frozen. 
  • In addition to recently raising salaries to pre-freeze levels, this
    firm
    awarded make-whole bonuses to associates to make up for salary lost during the freeze in 2009.  

After the jump see which firms were most popular in January.

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