More Law Firm Jobs Headed For The Chopping Block

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Almost 27 percent of the 65,000 nonpartner lawyer jobs in the nation's top 200 law firms, or 17,500, could be eliminated or shifted to lower-paying assignments in the next five to seven years, according to an analysis from a top executive at legal consulting firm Hildebrandt Baker Robbins.

Lisa Smith, a managing director and head of the law firm strategy and structure practice group, posted the analysis Thursday on the company's blog.

Currently, most of the non-partner lawyers are partner-track associates making about $150,000 annually, she...
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