Tag Archives: 2009

Confirmed: 2009 Was a Bad Year

No matter which statistic you pick, 2009 was a bad year for small to mid-sized law firms, according to the new ALM Survey of Law Firm Economics. The responses from 187 law firms, ranging from 1 to 150 employees (with only … Continue reading

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Typical audit fees during 2009 were approximately one-tenth of total legal fees

The NY Times, Oct. 28, 2011 at B2, reports that in 2009 audit fees averaged $569,000 per billion dollars of revenue. For U.S. companies that year, what they spent on their law department and outside counsel averaged something like $5… … Continue reading

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Arizona appeals court lifts injunction on 2009 abortion law

[JURIST] The Arizona Court of Appeals [official website] on Thursday ended a two-year injunction [ruling, PDF] on portions of a law [HB 2564 text, PDF] that restricted abortion [JURIST news archive] practices. The original injunction by the Maricopa County Superior … Continue reading

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Bangladesh judge indicts 430 civilians for 2009 mutiny

[JURIST] A judge in the Court of Metropolitan Sessions, a criminal court in Bangladesh, on Wednesday indicted 430 people for their roles in a February 2009 mutiny [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Bangladesh has conducted a series of military and … Continue reading

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FBI data shows overall decrease in crime from 2009 to 2010

[JURIST] Violent crime is down 5.5 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to preliminary data released Monday but the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) [official website]. The Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, January-December 2010 [text] also showed a decrease … Continue reading

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