NALP is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award. Any 2L or 3L who attends a PSJD subscriber school and has significant pro bono contributions is eligible for nomination. The deadline is Wednesday, August 31 at 5pm EST. Nomination packets should include the nomination form, nominee’s resume, and a nomination statement.
New law school graduates from the Class of 2015 secured fewer private practice jobs than any class since 1996. Nevertheless, the percentage of graduates who found jobs in private practice increased slightly from the previous year.
The bimodal distribution of salaries for jobs taken by new law school graduates shows quite clearly that the highest salaries are not the norm. But the national curve does not mean that a similar curve is in place when looking at distributions at the state level.
NALP is excited to announce the release of its first-ever Diversity through Infographics: From Law School to Partnership is a compilation of key findings on diversity in the legal profession based on four demographic buckets. Each infographic in the summary synthesizes data points from NALP's major annual reports and surveys to provide an overview of trends for women, minority, LGBT lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities, from law school to partnership. This infographic summary is the first of hopefully many more graphic, and interactive, representations of NALP research.
The NALP Board has approved a change to the member dues structure for the 2017 membership year commencing January 1, 2017. Following the current long-range strategic plan, the new structure will make membership more appealing to smaller and medium-sized law firms, non-traditional and emerging legal employers, and additional branch offices of member law firms. As a result of the changes, most members will see a decrease in the cost of membership. Law firms of different sizes will pay different dues based on the number of attorneys in their firm. All additional law firm offices will pay a single lower dues rate. In addition, all law schools will benefit from a modest membership dues decrease.
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