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There has never been a better moment for older lawyers to make a lateral partner move. From the COVID crisis to legislation to renewed appreciation by firms, lawyers willing to work into their 60s and beyond need to act quickly and decisively to grasp the...

Thorough preparation is crucial to acing a virtual interview. To stand out from other applicants, a candidate must ensure his or her technology is working efficiently, perform due diligence before the meeting, sit down at his or her computer confidently, and be ready to respond...

Attorneys who are a perfect fit for a law firm's culture enjoy greater levels of satisfaction in their work, perform better, and have a higher likelihood of staying with the firm long-term. These benefits make it necessary for an attorney looking for a new law...

Diversity in the legal profession is more than just an additional benefit. It’s a necessity that enhances the overall usefulness of the legal profession. All players in the legal profession should aim at creating a favorable working environment for all employees, irrespective of their culture,...

A recent Lateral Partner Satisfaction Survey shows that a lack of trust in firm leadership is the main reason partners switch law firms. Other common reasons include lack of practice area support, dislikes of a firm’s culture, and lack of competitive compensation. Generally, partners have...

Law360 released its seventh annual Glass Ceiling Report, which surveyed 300 law firms on gender diversity and ranked firms based on the percentage of female equity partners in the United States. According to the report, women make up 40% of all attorneys and 25% of...

The American Lawyer released its annual Global 100 report, a ranking of the world’s 100 largest law firms by gross revenue, profits per partner, and total attorney headcount. Overall, gross revenue grew by 4.7 percent to $119.6 billion, and profits per equity partner increased, on average, by 0.4...