Past Years
2012
Representation of Women Among Associates Continues to Fall, Even as Minority Associates Make Gains
(December 13, 2012)
New Public Interest and Public Sector Salary Figures from NALP Show Little Growth Since 2004
(October 18, 2012)
Median First-Year Big-Law Associate Salary Slumps to $145,000 in 2012, a Median Last Seen in 2007
(September 20, 2012)
Median Private Practice Starting Salaries for the Class of 2011 Plunge as Private Practice Jobs Continue to Erode
(July 12, 2012)
Law School Grads Face Worst Job Market Yet - Less Than Half Find Jobs in Private Practice
(June 7, 2012)
Law Firm Recruiting Volumes Inch Up, Making Modest Gains After Recession-Era Declines
(March 7, 2012)
Part-time Work Among Lawyers Declined for First Time in 17 Years - Most Working Part-time Continue to Be Women
(January 19, 2012)
2011
Law Firm Diversity Wobbles: Minority Numbers Bounce Back While Women Associates Extend Two-Year Decline
(November 3, 2011)
Law Firm Associate Salaries Changed Little from Last Year
(September 8, 2011)
Class of 2010 Graduates Saddled with Falling Average Starting Salaries as Private Practice Jobs Erode
(July 7, 2011)
Class of 2010 Graduates Faced Worst Job Market Since Mid-1990s: Longstanding Employment Patterns Interrupted
(June 1, 2011)
Recruiting for Entry-Level Lawyers Edges Up Slightly
(March 16, 2011)
Part-time Lawyers Continue to Be the Exception at Law Firms, Ranks Made Up Mostly of Women, But Number of Male Partners Practicing Part-time Edges Up
(January 6, 2011)

2010
Law Firm Diversity Among Associates Erodes in 2010
(November 4, 2010)
Some Associate Salaries Retreat from Their High But Remain Far Ahead of Salaries for Public Service Attorneys
(September 9, 2010)
Market for Law Graduates Changes with Recession: Class of 2009 Faced New Challenges
(July 22, 2010)
Class of 2009 Faced New Challenges with Recession: Overall Employment Rate Masks Job Market Weakness
(May 20, 2010)
Entry-Level Recruiting Volumes Plunge, Some Start Dates Deferred
(March 2, 2010)
NALP Announces Provisional Timing Guidelines for 2010, Adopting 28-Day Rolling Response Deadline
(February 26, 2010)
NALP Recruiting Commission Issues Report and Seeks Member Feedback on Proposals for Significant Change
(January 7, 2010)

2009
Most Lawyers Working Part-time Are Women — Overall Number of Lawyers Working Part-time Remains Small
(December 17, 2009)
Law Firm Diversity Demographics Show Little Change, Despite Economic Downturn
(October 21, 2009)
Salaries at Largest Firms Peak in 2009
(July 31, 2009)
Market for Class of 2008 Law Graduates Shrinks — Employment Rate Registers First Decline Since 2003
(July 9, 2009)
Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Lawyer Hiring, Development, and Advancement
(June 30, 2009)
Entry-Level Recruiting Slows with Economy
(February 18, 2009)

2008
Women Vastly Outnumber Men Among Part-time Lawyers -- Overall, Number of Lawyers Working Part-Time Is Small, Rate Little Changed Over Time
(December 18, 2008)
Law Firm Diversity Demographics Slow to Change — Minority Women Remain Particularly Scarce in Law Firm Partnership Ranks
(October 10, 2008)
NALP Publishes New Report on Salaries for Public Sector and Public Interest Attorneys
(September 18, 2008)
Salaries at Largest Firms Up Again
(August 21, 2008)
Market for New Law Graduates at Highest Level in 20 Years, Approaching 92%
(July 24, 2008)
Entry-Level Recruiting Remains Strong Through 2007
(March 26, 2008)

2007
Law Firm Leverage Drops to Levels Last Seen 10 Years Ago
(December 18, 2007)
Few Lawyers Work Part-Time, Most Who Do Are Women
(December 5, 2007)
Minority Women Still Underrepresented in Law Firm Partnership Ranks — Change in Diversity of Law Firm Leadership Very Slow Overall
(November 1, 2007)
Salaries at Largest Firms Continue to Rise Rapidly
(September 14, 2007)
Market for New Law Graduates Up — Topping 90% for First Time Since 2000
(July 25, 2007)
Fall Legal Recruiting: Firms Face More Competition for Summer Hiring
(March 19, 2007)
Law Firm Leverage Varied with Firm Size and Location in 2006 — National Figures Fluctuate Over Time
(January 18, 2007)

2006
Few Lawyers Work Part-Time, Most Who Do Are Women
(2006-12-07)
Partnership at Law Firms Elusive for Minority Women — Overall, Women and Minorities Continue to Make Small Gains
(2006-11-08)
NALP Publishes New Report on Salaries for Public Sector and Public Interest Attorneys
(2006-09-01)
Salaries Up at Largest Firms for First Time Since 2000
(2006-08-01)
Market for New Law Graduates Up — Approaches 90% for First Time Since 2001
(2006-07-18)
Entry-Level Hiring at Law Firms Strengthens – Lateral Hiring Also Strong
(2006-04-17)
Fall Legal Recruiting Increases — Firms Proceed with Caution
(2006-03-24)

2005

Women and Attorneys of Color Continue to Make Small Gains at Large Law Firms
(2005-11-17)

Part-Time Attorney Schedules Available But Under-Utilized
(2005-11-17)

Entry-Level Lawyer Salaries Remarkably Stable
(2005-08-08)

Market for New Law Graduates Is Steady
(2005-07-15)

Entry-Level Hiring at Law Firms Stabilizes — Lateral Hiring Increases
(2005-03-25)

Fall Legal Recruiting Increases Modestly
(2005-03-25)


2004

Part-Time Attorney Schedules Remain an Under-Utilized Option by Most Partners, Associates
(2004-11-05)

Women and Attorneys of Color Continue to Make Only Small Gains at Large Law Firms
(2004-11-05)

NALP Publishes New Public Sector and Public Interest Attorney Salary Research
(2004-08-31)

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Continue to Remain Stable in Large Firms (8/31/04)
(2004-08-31)

Employment for New Law Graduates is Nearly Steady
(2004-07-01)

Fall Legal Recruiting Picks Up Slightly
(2004-03-12)

Entry-Level Hiring at Law Firms Declines — Lateral Hiring Also Off (3/12/04)
(2004-03-12)


2003

Part-Time Attorney Schedules Still Widely Available, but Remain Rarely Used by Partners, Associates
(2003-11-07)

Women and Attorneys of Color Continue to Make Small Gains at Large Law Firms
(2003-11-07)

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Again Remain Stable in Large Firms (8/8/03)
(2003-08-08)

Employment for New Law Graduates Down Slightly, but Remains Relatively Strong
(2003-07-24)

Entry-Level Hiring at Law Firms Stabilizes — Lateral Hiring Drops but Continues to Match Entry-Level Hiring (3/12/03)
(2003-03-12)

Fall Legal Recruiting Stays the Course
(2003-03-12)


2002

Part-Time Attorney Schedules Continue to be Rarely Used by Partners, Associates
(2002-10-03)

Presence of Women and Attorneys of Color in Large Law Firms Continues to Rise Slowly but Steadily
(2002-10-03)

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Remain Stable in Large Firms (8/19/02)
(2002-08-19)

Employment of New Law Graduates Remains Relatively Strong Despite Small Downturn
(2002-07-24)

Entry-Level Hiring Continues to Increase in Law Firms — Lateral Hiring Surges, Continues to Outpace Entry-Level (4/5/02)
(2002-04-05)

Fall Legal Recruiting Activities Slow as Economy Weakens
(2002-04-05)


2001

Dearth of Women and Attorneys of Color Remains in Law Firms
(2001-12-03)

Part-Time Schedules Rarely Used by Partners, Associates
(2001-12-03)

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Remain Stable in Large Firms (8/24/01)
(2001-08-24)

Employment of New Law Graduates Exceeds 90% for Second Year in a Row
(2001-07-23)

Fall Legal Recruiting Activities Remain Steady
(2001-03-29)

Entry-Level Hiring Continues to Increase in Law Firms; Lateral Hiring Slowed, But Still Exceeded Entry-Level (2/15/01)
(2001-02-15)


2000

Part-Time Schedules Remain Widely Available but Rarely Used by Attorneys
(2000-11-27)

Presence of Women and Attorneys of Color in Large Law Firms Continues to Rise Slowly
(2000-11-15)

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Rise Sharply
(2000-08-28)

Employment of New Law Graduates Tops 90%
(2000-07-20)

NALP Data Reveal Increased Fall Recruiting Activities
(2000-03-22)

Entry-Level Hiring Continues to Increase in Law Firms
(2000-02-16)


1999

Opportunities for Part-Time Schedules Rarely Used by Attorneys
(1999-11-18)

Presence of Women and Attorneys of Color in Large Law Firms Rising Slowly but Steadily
(1999-11-18)

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Show No Sign of Leveling Off
(1999-08-30)

Employment of New Law Graduates Continues to Rise
(1999-07-26)

Recruiting Activities During Fall of 1998 Increased from Both Law School and Employer Perspectives
(1999-04-12)

Part-Time Schedules for Attorneys Available, but Used Infrequently in Law Firms
(1999-03-29)

Presence of Women and Attorneys of Color Continues to Rise at Large Law Firms
(1999-02-03)

Lateral Hiring in Law Firms Increases Dramatically; Entry-Level Also High
(1999-02-01)


1998

Entry-Level Associate Salaries Escalate Dramatically
(1998-09-02)

Employment of New Law Graduates Highest Since 1990
(1998-07-07)

Recruiting Activites During Fall of 1997 Increase
(1998-03-16)

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