Tag Archives: Legal Industry

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Avis GC Takes ‘Holistic View” of Legal Department

Avis GC Takes ‘Holistic View” of Legal Department

Article by Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA; Video by RJ Jewell, Bloomberg BNA Avis Budget Group Inc. is developing new metrics that would measure the true value of its legal department, Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Tucker told Bloomberg BNA. Traditionally, companies assess their in-house attorneys in terms of whether they closed a transaction,

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Legal Employment Flat in 2017: Report

Employment in the U.S. legal industry remained flat in August, compared to both the previous month and the beginning of the year. That’s according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, which reported that the total number of people employed at law offices surveyed nationwide stood at 1,126,300, up 100 jobs from July.

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Financial Check-In: Here’s the State of the Legal Industry

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Specialty Group released a report on how law firms performed in the first nine months of 2016. Like a check up from the doctor, no matter how good things look, there’s always some concern lurking in the background. This year, the rates attorneys charge increased 3.6 percent and on average

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State of the Legal Industry (Video)

This Big Law Business Summit panel featured law firm leaders and in-house counsel sharing their views on the state of the legal industry – what has changed? What change is yet to come? How will new technologies, new business models, and global opportunities change the training, staffing, and pricing of legal services? Panelists: Steven J.

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U.S. Legal Industry Adds 1,200 Jobs in March

The U.S. legal sector gained 1,200 jobs in March as the national payroll employment rose by 215,000 overall, the bureau of labor said on Friday. The number of people employed in the legal industry stood at 1,124,800 people, and the bureau revised previous preliminary jobs estimates upwards to illustrate continuous growth so far in 2016.

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Susskind: As Legal Work Decomposes Will Law Firms ‘Break Rank?’

In this video op-ed Richard Susskind, co-author of “The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts,” lays out the challenges facing law firms today, and what he believes will be the difference between success and struggle. In the upcoming second part of our video series, Susskind will respond to


U.S. Legal Services Sector Gains 3,100 jobs in February

Photo by Chris Potter (Flickr/ Creative Commons) National jobs figures are out today, with payrolls increasing by 295,000 across the United States in the month of February, and the unemployment rate falling to 5.5 percent. The legal industry saw similar positive signs, according to monthly numbers by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 3,100 jobs were