Law schools will soon be asked to submit more information on the employment status and placement of recent graduates. Last week, the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted the recommendation of its Questionnaire Committee ...Read More »
New law school graduates prospects for meaningful employment as an attorney are decidedly bleak, and beginning in February, law schools won’t be able to put such a rosy spin on it for prospective students. As representatives of local hiring agencies point out, many area firms have hiring freezes ...Read More »
The state Education Department has approved a new paralegal certificate program at Finger Lakes Community College that will allow those who already have college degrees to move into the profession more quickly. Starting in fall 2011, eligible students can begin the 33-credit program ...
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The ABA Ethics Commission 20/20 recently met to discuss a package of proposals that are likely to affect small and solo law firms. At the end of last year and earlier this year, the commission issued a series of papers that address the impact of technology and globalization on the practice of law.Read More »
The New York State Bar Association will receive a 2011 American Bar Association Grassroots Advocacy Award for its successful efforts in rallying more than 50 state and local bar associations in opposition to recent federal measures that would have imposed unnecessary regulations on law practices.Read More »
Let the boasting and the criticism begin. The U.S. News & World Report annual law school ranking of the nation’s 190 American Bar Association approved law schools was released on Tuesday by U.S. News Media Group, a month earlier than last year’s report.Read More »