AmLaw’s Law Firm Leader Survey

The American Lawyer’s article about the results of their annual law firm leader survey is definitely worth a read.   Among the survey’s findings:  nearly three-quarters of these leaders are expecting to increase their firms’ headcount in 2009.  Another theme that emerges from the responses is that there is still a great deal of uncertainty about how firms are going to do next year.  A significant minority believes that profits will be flat or may even decrease.  There are also some interesting comments about associate attrition and business diversification.