November 2010

Does anyone else get a feeling of deja vu all over again?  Law.com is reporting (sub. req.) that Morgan Lewis is scrapping the idea of merit based advancement for associates, and will return to paying "market" levels of compensation to associates.  I mean, wasn’t this what clients were complaining about in early 2008?

Seriously, there

It seems like every day that I am forced to listen to a radio spot in which Otis Wilson, “linebacker for your Super Bowl champs,” tells me that he hired attorney Jeffrey Leving because he is a “credible attorney.”

Every time I am forced to listen to this ad, I wonder what idiot created the

Above the Law is reporting that Foley & Lardner is raising the starting salaries of first year associates in all of their offices to $160,0000.  The firm will address the lagging salaries of older associates at year end. 

What conclusions can be drawn from Foley’s action, which is identical to many other large firms?  Here are

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The College of Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice