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Estimated number of attorney layoffs in 2009 according to LawShucks.com’s Layoff Tracker.
Number of women enrolled in law school during the 2008 academic year, according to the ABA.
Estimated 2008 gross revenue of Greenberg, Traurig according to The Am Law 100.
Number of times an anonymous New York lawyer has tried to sell the New York phone number 867-5309 (popularized by the Tommy Tutone song Jenny, Jenny) according to The New York Times.
Median entry-level salary for public defenders according to NAPL.
Median salary for public defenders with 11-15 years of experience according to NAPL.
Percentage of lawyers who work part-time according to a report on women in the law from Phyllis Horn Epstein, a partner at the Philadelphia-based firm Epstein, Shapiro & Epstein.
Percentage of all part-time lawyers who are women likewise according to Phyllis Horn Epstein.
Amount the remaining partners at Clifford Chance are being asked to give back to the firm in the wake of significant layoffs according to Bloomberg.
Number of law schools in the U.S. having trouble attracting a new dean according to The National Law Journal.
Amount a Houston lawyer is accused of scamming from the government by cashing his dead father’s social security checks according to The Houston Chronicle.
Number of law firms that declined to represent Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis according to The ABA Journal.
Approximate fee paid to Skadden, Arps during a four-year bankruptcy reorganization of Interstate Bakeries, which makes Hostess Twinkies and Wonder Bread according to Am Law Daily.
Number of Howard University School of Law graduates employed at Covington & Burling.
Number Howard University School of Law graduates who are partners at Covington & Burling.
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