2009 marks the worst year for lawyer headcount in 30 years. At the top 250 firms alone, the number of downsized attorneys rose by nearly 5,300 … even more if you calculate all the stealth firings and downsizing at smaller firms. But you already know the bad news. What isn’t generally known, is that a [...]
First, the good news: Cobra health coverage just got easier for some of the more than 8,000 lawyers – and millions of other Americans – laid off since last September. As part of the economic-stimulus package Congress signed into law last week, the Fed will provide a nine-month subsidy covering 65 percent of the Cobra [...]
Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger writes that economic downturns leave enduring marks on the career prospects and aspirations of children. Some youngsters will face lasting setbacks, while others will emerge more focused and motivated, based on studies of past recessions. The outcome, she writes, depends partly on a child’s age, on the example set [...]
By Dr. Fiona Travis
In recent years, some of America’s most popular TV programs and films depicted lawyers winning in court but losing in love. A distortion of reality, or do lawyers really have problems building and sustaining relationships? Regrettably, the image is accurate.
It’s not that lawyers lack relationship-building skills. But, overworked, overburdened and squeezed [...]
More parents face tough questions in the months ahead about whether to bail out their kids, and how to structure the aid if they do. So far the credit crisis has struck young borrowers “only a glancing blow”, reports the Wall Street Journal. The government has shored up access to student loans, and rates of [...]