and the NALP
, as well as NIF broker partner Rancho Mesa Insurance Services.
Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP
, said: "Many organisations, not only law firms, within commerce and industry need and benefit from employees who have a broad knowledge of law and procedure, together with an expertise applicable to their particular sector." For more information go to / www.ncl-coll.ac.uk/courses/2379/fdaparalegal-practicefull-time.
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." In 1993, women accounted for 12.27 percent of law firm partners; in 2012, they comprised 19.91 percent of law firm partners.
's other statistics are equally disheartening.
However, as NALP
pointed out in a press release, some large firms began cutting salaries after the survey was completed and that figure may not be sustained in many markets.
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
Margaret Moses Branch, an Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney and chair of ATLA's Women Trial Lawyer Caucus, said the NALP
statistics regarding women are "not at all surprising."
Abi Allen, NALP
Lubbock TX Georgina Armstrong, NALP
Lubbock TX Bianey Arroyo Jimenez, NALP
Parrish Manor Garner NC Lesbia Ayala, NALP
Charlotte NC Rosa Bailey, NALP
Lubbock TX Ashley Bailey, NALP
Greensboro NC Amy Baker, NALP
Independence MO Alecia Banos, NALP
Broken Arrow OK Morgan Bedingfield, NALP
Broken Arrow OK Taylor Bellamy, NALP
Greensboro NC Tanisha Benson, NALP
released more sobering statistics last week.
study also said median starting salary for associates at all firms was $115,000 in 2009-down $15,000 from the year before.
Now, the NALP
, the Association for Legal Career Professionals has more bad news: The median salary for first-year associates at large law firms is $145,000, a figure that was last seen in 2007.