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Lawyers for good: How pro bono work contributes to society

Kirsty Spears, Director at legal recruitment firm McLeod Duminy, says, for example, lawyers fail to get credit for the free work they provide to those who need it most.

“We see ‘pro bono’ and volunteer work included on almost all the CVs we get through, indicating how widespread volunteering is within the legal fraternity,” she says. “By volunteering their services, those in the legal profession are contributing to the betterment of society in a number of ways.”

Legal staff: Focus on retention or embrace turnover?

Kirsty Spears – It is a little surprising that the employee turnover in the legal profession pretty much matches the national average. Conventional wisdom would have that turnover of professionals would be lower than average and lawyers are no exception, having typically studied for many years, struggled to get that first step on the ladder as a graduate and working in a field that needs engagement and focus to achieve results.

New Zealand Law Shows Continued Gender Disparity at Partner Level

Most staff working at New Zealand law firms can expect to receive a modest pay rise at or above the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and supplemented for some by bonuses dependent on their individual performance, according to research conducted by Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and McLeod Duminy.

Women Lawyers Still Lagging, Says ALPMA Survey

Men still rule in the law – we all know it, but once again its confirmed, this time through the research conducted by the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and legal recruiters McLeod Duminy.

Gender disparity in law firms at partner level

For a third year the research conducted by Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and law firm recruiters McLeod Duminy showed that despite women making up the majority in the legal workforce, men still dominate the top position of partner.