What possible relevance could a Delphic Oracle have to the current practice of law? Plenty. ''Know thyself'' was an inscription carved on the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi in the 6th Century B.C. But judging from some of today's practical law school curricula, two millennia have done little to tarnish the timeless truth.
This article deals with the hazards of the economic downturn and how legal professionals and employees are responding to the stress involved. Economic deterioration is a major issue with the lawyers, among whom a high rate of suicide has been reported. Law firms are resorting to pay cuts, layoffs etc.
Jobs in the legal sector are beginning to improve, according to James Ross, a Capital Region Labor Market Analyst. In June of this year, 3,000 jobs were lost in the legal sector. In July, there was a more than two thirds dip in jobs lost, with only 800 legal sector jobs being cut, including paralegals and lawyers.