The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) has released new Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process (Recruitment Principles). The NALP Board of Directors voted to make significant changes in its law school recruitment standards to meet the diverse needs of its member organizations. The NALP Recruitment Principles reflect the organization’s commitment to ensuring […]
White, male attorneys continue to make up the majority of lawyers in the U.S., according to the ABA’s Profile of the Legal Profession, an annual report on diversity in the legal profession that was released last month.
Despite increased representation of women, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQ among associates, progress for Black and Latina partners remains “excruciatingly slow,” according to the NALP 2022 Report on Diversity in Law Firms.
The demand for legal services after the COVID-19 shutdowns led to a hiring boom for the Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 law school graduates as well as a shift in where recent graduates are working.
The legal employment market may be improving for recent law school graduates, according to new data from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). Late last month, NALP released a summary of key findings from its annual Jobs & JDs: Employment and Salaries of New Law School Graduates report. The data showed that while the […]
The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education and Fringe PD are requesting responses for their Civility Within Law Firms – Lawyer Survey. The organizations are asking U.S. and Canada-based attorneys to participate in the 10-minute, anonymous lawyer civility survey. This includes staff attorneys, contract / temporary lawyers, part-time / flexible lawyers, etc. The […]
New data from the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) found that first-generation law students have a harder time securing jobs than their peers.
The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) recently announced record-breaking lawyer diversity growth among women, people of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) legal professionals in its annual Report on Diversity at U.S. Law Firms.
Law school graduates from the Class of 2021 are experiencing a 91.9% employment rate, up 3.5 percentage points from 2020, according to a recently released report from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). The legal job market matches the previous record set by the Class of 2007, just before the Great Recession.
Ninety-seven percent of the Class of 2019 law school graduates are employed and nearly half are “extremely satisfied” with their jobs, according to a recent survey by the National Association for Law Placement Foundation for Law Career Research and Education (NALP Foundation).
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of presenting at the National Association of Legal Professionals Professional Development Institute. NALP-PDI brings together legal professionals from across the country, and world, who focus on law student and attorney development. Among many others, we had law firm CLE professionals, law school career service officers, law professors teaching professionalism, […]
As the legal community celebrates Black History Month, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) reports mixed lawyer diversity numbers. Law firms have historically struggled with lawyer diversity. However, the industry appears to be prioritizing a diverse workforce. Seventy-five percent of Jenner & Block’s 2019 partner class identify as racially diverse or women. Drinker Biddle […]