Interested in the current legal employment situation? Of course you are. Although depressing reading the Law Shucks Blog seems to be right on top of the recent trends. Check out the Layoff Tracker here.
One of the worrisome trends is the ratio of staff layoffs to attorney layoffs. A good rule of thumb is two staff employees (e.g., paralegal, secretarial, accounting) to one attorney. Attorneys can always prepare their own pleadings and correspondence; but, it takes talented staff to support the practice of law.