First-Year Associate Salaries Increase Sharply Since 2021

New research from NALP shows that the overall median first-year associate base salary as of Jan. 1, 2023, was $200,000, up $35,000 (+21.2%) from 2021, when the survey was last administered. Despite much of the press coverage that has been focused on salaries in larger-sized firms, in terms of percentage growth, salaries were up the most in firms of 100 or fewer lawyers.

Bulletin+ Highlights Mental Health Awareness Month

Just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month, the May/June issue of NALP Bulletin+ features an article from Patrick Krill on Cracking the Code on Well-Being in the Law: Applying Research and Experience to Advance an Essential but Elusive Priority.

New Resources from the Future of Work Advisory Group

The Future of the Legal Workplace Team has developed new resources for students and legal professionals to have them navigate the world of hybrid work.

New Resource on Amended ABA Standard 303

NALP's ABA Section 303 Professional Identity Compliance Task Force has created a new web page to provide resources and best practices to law schools for implementing amended ABA Standard 303(b) and (c).

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