Many people use statistics the way drunk people uses a light post—more for support than illumination. Here are 17 facts to drop into a conversation this weekend.
Percentage by which enrollment in bankruptcy CLE courses has grown in the past six months according Lawline.com.
Minimum guaranteed annual paycheck for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker lawyer Luc Despins, who came on board last year to beef up the firm’s high-profile bankruptcy practice, according to The WSJ Law Blog.
Average salary for IT Support Managers in Big Firms according to Sue Magazine for women in litigation.
Median expected salary for a typical litigation manager, according to CNN Salary Wizard.
Number of law firms included in the Project for Attorney Retention’s annual survey on gender in the legal profession that failed to promote a single female to partner.
Nationwide median number of schools legal employers visit, according to the National Association for Law Placement.
Approximate amount paid out to 35 retiring partners at Heller Ehrman before the firm filed for bankruptcy late last year, according to a Statement of Financial Affairs filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California.
Number of results for the Google query “law school gunner.”
Number of lawyers who graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law who are employed at Morrison & Foerster according to mofo.com.
Number of lawyers who graduated from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law employed at Morrison & Foerster according to mofo.com.
Price of the “Sorry, I only date lawyers” t-shirt available on Zazzle.com.
Yale Law School’s threshold for instituting a pay freeze. The new policy limits salary increases to faculty and staff earning below $75,000, according to The ABA Journal.
Percent increase of new boutique and solo law firms opened in 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to Charlotte Business Journal.
Number of Catholic Justices currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the site Religious Affiliation of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Estimated total cost in fees for bankers, accountants and lawyers, should General Motors file for bankruptcy according to Bloomberg.com.
Amount awarded in grants for public interest law programs by the state bar of California according to the California Bar Journal.
Estimated number of law schools with official Twitter feeds according to Social Media Law Student.
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