NALP Updates Law School Recruitment Principles

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 […]

Women Associates Reach Important Milestone, But Legal Profession Faces Many of the Same Diversity Challenges

We recently welcomed a new year and with it women lawyers have reached an important milestone. For the first time, women make up the majority of associates at U.S. law firms (50.3%), according to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), which recently released its Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms.

Cautious optimism for legal employment market, NALP data says

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 […]

NALP Foundation Requests Responses for Lawyer Civility Survey

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 […]

Diversity Among Summer Associates at an All-Time High According to NALP’s 2021 Report

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.

Class of 2021 Law Grads Entered One of the Strongest Legal Job Markets Ever. What Does This Mean for Future Grads?

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.

Why Law Firms Need to Increase Attorney Engagement

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, […]