The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
The American Bar Association (ABA) has launched an investigation into billable hours
The investigation stems from concerns that the pressures of meeting billing targets are affecting the well-being of lawyers. Reports have suggested that pro bono participation is down because lawyers in large firms have little time for voluntary work. As salaries rise, so do the expectations of lawyers by their firms. Some have complained that their worth is judged in terms of volume rather than quality. The investigation is headed jointly by Jeffrey Liss, chief operating officer of leading national firm Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe, and Anastasia Kelly, general counsel for Sears Roebuck & Co.