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2019 In House Salary & Lifestyle Survey

The 2019 Leopard Solutions’ Corporate Counsel Salary and Lifestyle Survey is aimed at understanding corporate counsel, practice trends, and the demands that corporate counsel not only sets upon themselves but on law firms and the attorneys that ultimately represent them. We want to learn more about in-house attorneys and how they feel about their position within the organization. This survey provides insights for the Leopard audience that consists of legal search and talent acquisition professionals, law firm business development, and marketers. 

We polled in house attorneys from the Leopard corporate counsel directory The respondents represent 666 public and private organizations across the US read the Full Report here.

2017 Hiring Trends for Recent Law School Graduates

Law schools are experiencing renewed interest from prospective students, which is good news for those institutions, but it’s likely that the employment landscape that awaits newly-minted JDs will be very different from the Big Law-dominated ones that prevailed for decades previously. Read the Full Report

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Recruiting and Retention: A poor ROI for many law firms

ROI Report 2017In an improved business climate, attorney retention has once again become a priority for law firms, whether the new hires are from incoming classes or lateral moves. Many firms are reportedly facing a shortfall of senior associates, because they either laid off too many attorneys or cut back too much on their hiring goals during the recession – in order to protect short-term profitability.
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Law Firm Laterals 2017 H1 Report: Actionable Intelligence for Law Firms

2017 H1 report thumbnailLaw firms often turn to lateral hiring as one element of a strategy to increase in size and grow their client base, and lateral movement has been on the rise in recent years. New legal market data collected by Leopard Solutions finds the tide may be shifting slightly, however, with a drop in lateral hires in the first half of this year.
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Rise In Lateral Moves Offers Actionable Intelligence For Law Firms

Lateral movement tracking reports generated by Leopard Firmscape indicate there has been a steady rise in lateral attorney hires since 2014 among the nation’s Top 200 law firms. Consisting of data from more than 6,000 lateral moves tracked since 2012, this article provides critical intelligence important to the business development concerns of law firms.
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