Thought Leadership

Meaningful Data In, Fewer Associates Out

By: Evan Parker

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)…

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The LawyerMetrix Diversity Imperative

By: Evan Parker

This is the time of year when the legal industry is talking about “How the numbers have changed” with respect to diversity.  It is a short conversation; they haven’t.  According to the 2017 NALP Report on Diversity In U.S. Law Firms, the numbers have remained flat since 2009. There is little to learn from talking about the How – it…

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Unpacking the Pipeline

By: Evan Parker

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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Geography, Diversity and the Labor Market

By: Evan Parker

Geography, Diversity and the Labor Market

Evan Parker, Ph.D.

03-22-2018

 

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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 ship in today’s highly active lateral market.

The traditional law firm hiring process — in which a partner gleans information from an associate candidate’s resume and references and in a one-on-one interview, feeling them out by asking…

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