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It was quite informative. For those of you who might be interested — and we’re guessing there are a number of you, judging from the robust commentary on our earlier post — read more, after the jump. Andrew Canter, of Law Students Building a Better Legal Profession , speaking at the National Press Club. Presentations were made by “the two Andrews” — Andrew Bruck and Andrew Canter, a pair of handsome 3Ls from Stanford Law School — and Cynthia Thomas Calvert , co-director of the Project for Attorney Retention (and a former partner at the elite D.C litigation boutique of Miller, Cassidy, ...
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Kirkland & EllisFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation,searchKirkland & Ellis LLPHeadquartersChicago, IllinoisNo. of offices9 total, 3 internationalNo. of attorneys1,316 (2007)Major practice areasGeneral practiceRevenue$1.15 billion (2006)Date founded1909Company TypeLimited liability partnershipWebsitewww.kirkland.comKirkland & Ellis LLP is an international law firm with headquarters in Chicago, known for its profitability[1] and its renowned litigation, bankruptcy, and intellectual property departments.[2] Kirkland & Ellis is currently ranked as the tenth most prestigious law firm in the United States by ... market research, surveys and trends
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about Law Students Building a Better Legal Profession in September, the group was still compiling its rankings of New York City law offices. At the National Press Club today, co-president Andrew Bruck and co-founder Andrew Canter, both 3-Ls at Stanford University Law School, released their findings. Their goal: to encourage law students to consider factors such as diversity, attorney retention, and billable hours when looking for that first job. Bruck says they want “to send a powerful message” that there are significant differences between firms that often seem the same. And they hope they can leverage the market power of ... market research, surveys and trends

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In July, American Lawyer rates major firms for the free legal aid they offer. For the second year, Women's eNews surveyed last year's five top firms to see what they did in the way of "pro bono feminae." (WOMENSENEWS)--When Erin Smith, an attorney at the Washington law firm of Covington and Burling first drove to visit a client in the sprawling South Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, Calif., she entered a world far apart from San Francisco's financial district where her firm has offices. Smith and two colleagues were escorted through barbed wire passages and fenced boxes to a small ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Black lawyers rare at Supreme Court - USATODAY.com
WASHINGTON — Coming soon to the Supreme Court: a rare appearance by a black lawyer. More than a year has passed since a black lawyer in private practice stood at the lectern in the elegant courtroom and spoke the traditional opening line, "Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the court." Drew Days III, solicitor general in the Clinton administration, planned on Monday to argue a case on behalf of a shuttered brokerage firm that is seeking to recover $4.5 million in losses. Days, who splits his time between the Morrison & Foerster firm and Yale Law School, is one of the few black lawyers who regularly represent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Women, ethnic minorities and gay and lesbian employees are well represented among in-house lawyers - shame the same cannot be said for private practice The UK's legal profession continues to drag its feet in ensuring the same opportunities for all regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. As Gay Pride was celebrated in the UK over the weekend, Interlaw came out as the latest organisation to point a finger at anachronistic inequality present in the judicial culture of the UK . Actual or perceived barriers within private practice prevent the legal profession in the UK from mirroring wider social demographics. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
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The title of this article describes how most established financial advisors exist in their financial services business: too many clients, working too many hours, for too little money. It’s a shame because this is such a great business. There are very few professions where you can earn all the money you want to pay for a truly great present lifestyle plus all you need to fund all of your future goals, including your own financial independence, while doing something valuable for other people. This really is an amazing business! Sadly, most financial advisors choose not to actualize the true potential that is inherent in our great ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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