Register Now for 2019 Professional Development Institute

NALP and ALI CLE, in collaboration with the PDC, are pleased to present the 2019 Professional Development Institute on December 5-6 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. You won't want to miss two engaging plenaries and over 30 concurrent educational sessions, all on topics of great interest to lawyer and law student PD professionals. The conference will also offer a Management Foundations Course for newer PD professionals on Wednesday, December 4.

Class of 2018 Employment Outcomes Approach Pre-Recession Levels

This year's Selected Findings show an employment rate that has improved for the third year in a row, increasing to 89.4% of graduates for whom employment status was known, compared with 88.6% for the Class of 2017. Despite the rise in the overall employment rate, the number of jobs found by graduates declined again this year, by about 150 compared with the Class of 2017.

First-Year Associate Salaries on the Rise at Large Law Firms

NALP's newly-released 2019 Associate Salary Survey report shows that the overall median first-year salary as of January 1, 2019, was $155,000, up $20,000 (14.8%) from 2017, the year of the most recent previous survey. The report provides information about about associate and summer associate salaries by firm size, region, and the metropolitan area population; detailed salary analyses for 24 major markets; analyses of salaries for offices using a levels-based compensation system; base salaries for class of 2019 associates by firm size and city; salaries for intellectual property lawyers; salaries for law clerks and staff attorneys; and more. Order your copy today!

Ideas Posted from the Reimagining Recruiting: A Design Thinking Workshop

On March 14-15, 2019, 75 people gathered for the first-ever NALP Reimagining Recruiting: A Design Thinking Workshop and #NALPathon. Among the attendees were NALP members, outside experts, and law students who came together to learn the principles of design thinking and apply those principles to real life recruiting dilemmas in an 8-team hackathon. To see pictures and videos of the team ideas, or to learn more about design thinking, visit the NALPathon web page.

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