For Corporate Associates, Trial Work Can Be Dicey

Law360, New York (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As the employment outlook worsens for corporate associates, some attorneys are contemplating a switch to litigation in hopes of snaring a job, but the move may be more trouble than it’s worth, according to some legal recruiters.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that 12,000 legal jobs had been lost in the past year, underlining the magnitude of the bleak employment news each day seems to bring for lawyers.

On Friday, Seyfarth Shaw LLP became the latest in a long line of firms to...
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