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Firms must exercise care in hiring unpaid interns

Summertime means vacations, dinner on the grill and summer interns at the office. For sole practitioners and small firm lawyers in a tight economy, it’s tempting to hire an unpaid intern looking for resume experience. But recent guidance from the Department of Labor serves as a reminder to lawyers and law firms of the pitfalls of using unpaid interns.

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Skadden Arps slashes law school hires

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the top-grossing U.S. law firm, cut the number of law school students it plans to hire next summer by about half.

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Down economy creates options for small firm hiring

With no apparent end to the economic downturn in sight, large law firms have been instituting hiring freezes or laying off associates. But the result for small law firms may be an increase in flexibility when it comes to hiring new attorneys, some small firm lawyers and practice management consultants say.

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New site lets lawyers bid for work

The recently launched Law Clerk Connection allows lawyers looking to hire help for discrete projects to post their jobs and lets lawyers and law students looking for work bid on the projects.

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