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This blog post was authored by Heather Fox, manager with Thomson Reuters Communications Team, and it originally appeared in Thomson Reuters Legal…

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This article was originally authored by Aebra Coe, and appeared in the March 15th edition of Law360.

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 3:13 PM EDT) -- Law firms may need to rethink the way they interview and hire to reverse the steady tide of attorneys jumping…

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Meaningful Data In, Fewer Associates Out

By: Evan Parker, Ph.D.

Associate attrition can have a damaging effect on a law firm’s bottom line. Yet, despite industry-wide recognition of the problem, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) recently reported that the rate of associate attrition stands at 37% within the first three years of practice and 77% within the first five. Read into those numbers and you can see that most attrition occurs at the…

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Geography, Diversity and the Labor Market

By: Evan Parker, Ph.D.

Racial and ethnic diversity is distributed unevenly across the U.S. In this volume of the Diversity Imperative, LawyerMetrix examines ways in which this fact impacts and helps to explain diversity numbers in the legal profession. The results suggest that current practices for collecting and reporting industry…

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Unpacking the Pipeline

By: Evan Parker, Ph.D.

In discussions about diversity and inclusion, legal industry observers often criticize law firms for their failure to keep pace with the increase in law school diversity. The criticism shows up in front-page headlines – for example, “Diversity stalls at top U.S. law firms.”

The key…

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