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by Vault Law Editors | March 11, 2009

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To law firms

  • Don’t be cheap with severance payouts
  • Do offer generous packages
  • Don’t keep staff on pins and needles
  • Don’t try to pass off layoffs as performance-based cuts
      (see also last year’s PR firing fiasco)
  • If you have to lay folks off, do it with “class”

To lawyers

  • Do retain a sense of humor
  • But don’t get too creative with your cover letter
  • If you’re in debt, do look into renegotiating interest payments
  • But don’t skip out on your law school loans
  • And don’t spend your salary advance too quickly
  • Do consider “rebranding” yourself for a tighter job market

- posted by vera

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