Randy Caplinger-Haines, NALP
Flaherty & Collins
analyze aggregate BLS and NALP
data in separate subsections below, then
reports that the total percent change in women partners over the past two decades has been "marginal.
When this class took their LSATs and applied for law school there were no signs that the legal economic boom was showing any signs of slowing, and yet by the time they graduated they faced what was arguably the worst entry-level legal employment market in more than 30 years," NALP
Executive Director James Leipold said in the association's report.
With 642 offices providing information, NALP
broke out salaries by 29 individual cities, which showed a wide range of associate compensation.
A comparison with figures reported as of April 2002, April 2001, and April 2000 reveals that first-year salaries have remained stable in firms of 251 or more attorneys during this period, with a median of about $110,000, NALP
Racial and ethnic minorities represented more than 8 percent of associates and 20 percent of summer associates at the surveyed firms, NALP
released more sobering statistics last week.
Paula Patton, CEO of The NALP
Foundation, notes that this study, which required more than two years to complete, is one of the most important studies of the pro bono efforts of lawyers ever undertaken.
reports in its 2012 Associate Salary Survey that in 2009, as much as two-thirds of Big Law's first-year associates were earning $160,000 a year.
Foundation, which is affiliated with the National Association for Law Placement (NALP
), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports excellence in organizational leadership within the profession and effective management of legal personnel.
Invisible Waste Services, a division of Cascade Engineering, hired Chad Christian, NALP
, CAM, CAPS, as Regional Sales Manager for Texas.