To Take Or Not To Take A Staff Attorney Job

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the economy wobbles and law firms lay people off left and right, the demand for staff attorneys is likely to increase, but for out-of-work lawyers this may prove to be a short-term fix rather than a long-term solution to employment problems.

Over the past year, a staggering number of law firms have been forced to slash their work force, throwing hundreds of associates out in the cold in the midst of what some have called the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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