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Author Archives: Thomas Franz

Job market improving for recent law graduates (access required)

Salaries and employment rates are increasing for recent law school graduates nationally. The National Association for Law Placement released its 2017 employment report August 2. It showed that the overall employment rate for 2017 graduates was 88.6 percent, one percentage ...

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U.S. Supreme Court hears key patent case (access required)

A case that has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court could have far-reaching implications on a patent review process that was introduced in 2011. The case, Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, involves a ...

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Study shows casual law firm environment is preferred (access required)

A nationwide survey shows that a majority of attorneys prefer a casual work environment. According to the study conducted by Robert Half Legal, 44 percent of attorneys prefer a more casual environment, and 15 percent prefer a much more casual ...

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Report highlights lawyer well-being (access required)

In an effort to improve well-being in the legal profession, the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs has released a report detailing ways to improve lifestyles for lawyers. The report, titled “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations ...

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