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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays and A Prosperous and Peaceful New Year!

Posted in Announcements, Conflict, Profitability, Work Satisfaction
No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus, but thankfully there is gratitude and hope, which I wish for all my subscribers during this holiday season and throughout the new year!  With these twin gifts come prosperity and peace–let us work together to make sure you are beneficiaries in the coming year of both.  The Law People Management Gang… Continue Reading

It’s That Time of Year Again: Bonuses

Posted in Compensation, Management, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Work Satisfaction
Last week The Wall Street Journal reported that Cravath, Swaine & Moore, the industry pacemaker in this matter, announced that it will keep associate year-end bonuses for 2011 the same as last year–$7,500 for a first year associate up to $37,500 for  the most senior associates.  Not only are these bonuses far below 2007, when first years received a total of $45,000 and seventh-years… Continue Reading