Law firms see increased demand and higher profits at the beginning of 2024

May 13, 2024

REUTERS — Law firms are off to a strong start in 2024 after a lackluster 2023 that saw weak client demand and declining collections on billed work, new financial data shows.

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February California Bar Exam pass rate improves over previous year

May 13, 2024

LAW.COM — The pass rate on California’s February 2024 bar exam ticked upward to 33.9%, surpassing the 32.5% figure from last year, according to figures released Friday by the state bar.

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More test-takers pass the bar exam after some jurisdictions lower cut scores

May 13, 2024

ABA JOURNAL — Of the five states that lowered the minimum score required for passing the bar last year, four of them had increases in their February 2024 bar passage rates, according to the latest data compiled by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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Opinion: Law students should consider law firm associate job offers thoughtfully

May 6, 2024

BLOOMBERG LAW — During my tenure at Major, Lindsey & Africa, I’ve been focused on placing experienced lateral candidates at partner and associate levels at law firms. 

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Law firm clients ask for more transparency from law firms on origination credits

May 6, 2024

LAW.COM — In the battle over origination credits some clients are vying for more transparency and a say in who gets the credit.

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Members of Senate Judiciary Committee urge the ABA to examine character and fitness exam questions about sexual misconduct

May 6, 2024

ABA JOURNAL — The ABA should study the prevalence of bar admissions questions that require the disclosure of campus sexual misconduct complaints and requests for orders of protection, according to a letter by three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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How federal court decisions citing history and tradition could change American law

May 6, 2024

NY TIMES — In November 2022, a group of L.G.B.T.Q. students at West Texas A&M University started planning a drag show for the following spring.

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Penn State Law student Cailyn Ann Teague highlights autism awareness in the legal profession

April 30, 2024

PENN STATE LAW — Cailyn Ann Teague has wanted to be a prosecutor since she was 9 years old. The problem for Teague, who is diagnosed with autism, was that she couldn’t find many role models in the legal field who had similar experiences as her, she said.

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How artificial intelligence could change the legal profession

April 29, 2024

LAWYERS WEEKLY — Ahead of his session at the Corporate Counsel Summit 2024, LexisNexis Asia & Pacific managing director Greg Dickason said he is “excited” about the future of the legal industry as it increasingly adopts AI tools.

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NALP report looks at associate attrition rates at law firms

April 29, 2024

ABA JOURNAL — The overall average attrition rate of 18% in 2023 was down from 20% in 2022.

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