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Legal Industry News
Forbes | December 15, 2020

Many in the legal industry hope for a return to its pre-pandemic, incremental rate of change. They point to past crises—the 1987 stock market crash, the dot-com bust, and the 2007-‘08 global financial crisis— as precedent supporting a gradual return to the pre-upheaval normal.

Reuters | December 3, 2020

A survey of 323 non-lawyer staff at law firms and in-house departments found 36% are struggling with mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic, which has battered the global economy and prompted many employers to cut headcount and pay. | December 8, 2020

Several big Florida-based law firms secured the maximum $10 million loan amount under the Paycheck Protection Program, but the vast majority of loans for Florida law firms and lawyers were under $150,000.

The Global Legal Post | December 16, 2020

The gender pay gap for law firm partners narrowed in 2019 even as men’s earnings continued to outpace women, according to Major Lindsey & Africa’s (MLA's) sixth biennial Partner Compensation Survey.

Legal Cheek | November 27, 2020

Technology has become increasingly important within recent years and since the pandemic hit there’s been a further shift in attitude. “We’re having many more conversations with clients now about how to move from the physical to the digital world,” Tara Waters, partner and head of Ashurst Advance Digital, highlighted. “Tech is at the core of almost every business; without it, businesses wouldn’t be able to survive.”

Government & Regulatory | December 14, 2020

Attorney General William Barr on Monday said he would resign next week, ending a tenure in which the President Donald Trump loyalist carried the administration's "law and order" message but ultimately dealt the most credible blow to Trump's unfounded claims that the 2020 election was littered with fraud. | December 17, 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded that regulatory reform is needed to tackle unregulated providers in the legal industry, with many alternative legal services and legal tech providers set to be affected.

School & Education
New York Post | December 10, 2020

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ husband Douglas Emhoff will join the staff of Georgetown University’s law school next month. Emhoff, 56, will be the first non-female and first Jewish spouse of a US president or vice president.

Inside Higher Ed | November 30, 2020

Undergraduate enrollment is down 4.4 percent, according to the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. But law school applications are surging, and some signs suggest that medical school applications are as well. 

Daily Business Review | November 26, 2020

AccessLex Institute's Legal Education Data Deck annual report slices and dices legal education numbers.