Uniform pay hikes no more a lock at some law firms

Kass, Arielle
October 2009
Crain's Cleveland Business;10/19/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 39, p3
The article reports that like other law firms in the U.S., Cleveland, Ohio-based Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP has decided to do away with lock-step pay for associates in favor of merit-based pay. In comparison to lock-step pay system, associates are reviewed on a more extensive basis. David Goodman, managing partner of Squire Sanders' Cleveland office, says that the elimination of lockstep pay has been an emerging trend among law firms for quite some time.


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