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Talent poaching is en vogue as firms rebuild after recession

Practice areas and even entire law firms have been weakened by the most recent recession and the slow recovery, but some of the stronger and larger firms have been recruiting attorneys looking to join a new organization where they can help start a practice or enhance an existing area. Behind the scenes, many top-level attorneys ...

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Headhunters often add confusion to hiring, law partners say

As the competition to hire experienced attorneys intensifies, and the ranks of newly minted lawyers joining the jobless rolls seems to grow exponentially, the heads of big law firms say legal search firms — or headhunters — often add confusion and frustration to the marketplace for jobs and talent.   Firms more frequently rely on ...

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Attorneys feel impact of job losses, as well

In the fourth quarter of 2011, 65,000 lawyers across the nation were unemployed, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. “We’re inundated by resumes right now, both of attorneys who became unemployed as a result of the crisis, and of course the law schools have done nothing to ...

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Insurer Jump in auto insurance costs another reason for reform

PIP reform is again in the spotlight, as a report out this week from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners says New Jersey’s combined average premium for personal auto insurance rose in 2009 from 2008 — the most recent years for which data are available — with insurance industry and state sources saying personal injury ...

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