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Tag Archives: Salaries

Is Big Law dead?

A few years ago I was chatting with a local attorney whom I’d gotten to know in my technology reporting days. He and a few colleagues were leaving their big law firm to start a Baltimore office of another firm. ...

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New lawyers’ pay still polarized

NALP has done a survey of lawyer starting salaries and has discovered that the median salary for new lawyers in 2008 was $72,000 and the mean was $92,000. This tells us… approximately nothing. Almost nobody is actually making these salaries. ...

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Venable cuts salaries across the board

It was only a matter of time. Our 2009 incoming associate salary chart showed earlier this month that Venable was still planning on paying the current crop of incoming associates–well, the crop that was supposed to start in September but ...

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Maryland Lawyer Money issue: Seeing green

Today, check out The Daily Record’s first-ever Money issue of Maryland Lawyer, which contains our annual associate salary survey, financial information on the nine firms in Maryland with revenues over $40 million, and stories on the state of the big-firm ...

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Pensions and Pregnancy

For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it must be a case of deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say. The Supreme Court, over her dissent Monday, upheld a provision of an AT&T Corp. pension program that had subtracted from ...

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The Bidens and Bethesda

Ever since I missed dining next to VP Joe Biden and his wife Jill by mere minutes (they patronized Booeymonger deli in Chevy Chase for brunch recently), I’ve been hoping for re-do. What are the perks of Bethesda living, after ...

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Do six-figure salaries skew survey?

The January issue of Baltimore Magazine includes its annual salary survey. (Quick aside: try saying “salary survey” five times fast.) The story quotes salaries for various law types: Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy makes $230,000 per year; Scott ...

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