After years of unrelentingly bad employment stats, few would be surprised to learn that we lost another 1400 positions in the legal industry in January 2016 alone. Given years of dismal prospects for legal employment, many recent grads and law students may not see much of a future for the practice of law as we know it fifty years from now. And you can hardly fault them for their pessimism, because new lawyers are usually the collateral damage of any contraction in the legal market.
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