he 2015 Professional Development Institute is the must-attend conference for learning about current trends in lawyer professional development, exploring key issues facing the legal industry, hearing about proven programs to give your lawyers and law students the competitive edge they need, and gaining access to more than 300 law firm and law school PD contacts. If you are responsible for professional development in a law firm, law school, corporation, or government agency, the Professional Development Institute will equip you and your organization to stay ahead in today’s challenging environment.
Public interest career counselors, pro bono program managers, and other public-service career professionals from the law school and employer communities are invited to attend the 2015 NALP/PSJD Public Service Mini-Conference on Thursday, October 22 at University of California's Washington, DC Center with additional programming for newcomers on Wednesday, October 21.
According to "Selected Findings from the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the Class of 2014," for the first time since 2007 and the onset of the Great Recession, the employment rate for law school graduates has risen, from just 84.5% for the Class of 2013 to 86.7% for the Class of 2014, a jump of 2.2 percentage points. This good news comes, however, with a few caveats.
According to the press release, NALP's 2015 Associate Salary Survey depicts a market where first-year associate salaries at large law firms have become less homogenous, although $160,000 continues to define the top of the market. The full 2015 Associate Salary Survey is now available in the NALP bookstore.
Last month, NALP's 2015-2020 Long Range Strategic Plan was approved by the NALP Board of Directors. If you have not yet reviewed the plan, please take a moment to do so. The LRSP committee would also like to draw your attention to the new tactics library and welcomes suggestions for additional tactics that will help NALP accomplish its goals for the plan.
NALP JOB CENTER
NALP's job board is designed to better serve members and non-members seeking to fill positions in legal career services, legal recruitment, professional development, and related fields.