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Latest News
Latest News
NALP Foundation Board Chair Tom Leatherbury to be Honored at Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows Luncheon
The NALP Foundation congratulates Tom Leatherbury who has been selected by the Dallas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2018 Justinian Award, the most prestigious honor presented by the Dallas Bar Foundation.
NEW RELEASE: International Directory of Lawyer Qualification
NALP and the NALP Foundation are pleased to offer the updated and expanded edition of the International Directory of Lawyer Qualification. This resource is a guide to legal systems, education, and rules for admission throughout the world.
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NALP Foundation Board Chair Tom Leatherbury Honored with Texas Lawyer's Distinguished Leader Award
NALP Foundation Board Chair Tom Leatherbury received the Texas Lawyer Magazine Distinguished Leader Award in honor of his impact on the legal profession in Texas.
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NEW RELEASE: Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction - Class of 2013
The NALP Foundation and NALP are pleased to provide the legal industry with the fourth report in a national research study of law school alumni employment and satisfaction three years after graduation.
NEW RELEASE: Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction - Class of 2009
The NALP Foundation and NALP are pleased to provide the legal industry with the first report in a national research study of law school alumni employment and satisfaction seven years after graduation.
NEW RELEASE: 2017 Update on Associate Attrition (for calendar year 2016)
The latest Update on Associate Attrition for calendar year 2016 is available for purchase in the NALP Foundation's online bookstore.
New Research Study on Mentoring Relationships
The NALP Foundation is partnering with the University of Maryland, College Park and George Mason University to undertake a new research study on mentoring relationships within law firms.
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The NALP Foundation announces the return of the International Directory of Lawyer Qualification
The new, updated and expanded publication will include several new countries and will be available for purchase Fall of 2017.
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New Research Study on Conflicts of Interest in the Legal Industry
The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education is excited to announce the launch of an important and timely new research study about conflicts of interest in the legal industry.
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Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction for the Class of 2012
The NALP Foundation and NALP are pleased to provide the legal industry with the third report in a national research study of law school alumni employment and satisfaction three years after graduation.
Survey of Corporate Legal Departments
This second installment of this survey seeks to provide a unique perspective of diversity and inclusion in the profession by examining efforts within the legal departments of corporations in the U.S. and in other countries.
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AJD III PRESS RELEASE
Major New Research Study on Lawyer Careers Reveals a Changing Profession, but Little Progress on Race and Gender Equality
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After the JD III: Third Results from a National Study of Legal Careers
After the JD III, the third wave of the most important and comprehensive study of legal career pathways in history is now available for purchase.
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Speaking Engagements and Educational Programming
Speaking Engagements and Educational Programming

2018 NALP Diversity Summit
06/08/18 - 06/08/18
Washington, District Of Columbia

The Hiring Partner Conference
02/26/18 - 02/27/18
Houston, Texas

Recruiting Administrators of Dallas
01/18/18 - 01/18/18
Dallas, Texas

Massachusetts Legal Recruiters Association
01/17/18 - 01/17/18
Boston, Massachusetts

NALP Foundation October Board of Trustees Meeting
10/20/17 - 10/20/17
Boston, Massachusetts

MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference
10/02/17 - 10/04/17
New York, New York

Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction Webinar
09/12/17 - 09/12/17
Webinar, Texas

The NALP Foundation Leadership
The NALP Foundation Leadership
Michael R. Hamlin, Esq. Michael R. Hamlin, Esq.
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Michael Hamlin is a Principal at Fish & Richardson in the Patent Group and recruiting principal for the Boston office.  His practice emphasizes patent prosecution, Read more >

Thomas S. Leatherbury, Esq. Thomas S. Leatherbury, Esq.
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Foundation Chair


Mr. Leatherbury is a partner and serves as co-head of the Appellate practice group at Vinson & Elkins LLP. He has a broad Read more >

Walfrido (Wally) Martinez, Esq. Walfrido (Wally) Martinez, Esq.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Walfrido (Wally) J. Martinez is Managing Partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Mr. Martinez was a founding partner of the firm's Miami office, where his practice focused on Read more >

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Recent Publications
Recent Publications
Recorded Webinar - Update on Associate Attrition Recorded Webinar - Update on Associate Attrition

Associate attrition is once again a pivotal concern for law firms. As a result, hiring and retaining...Read more >
International Directory of Lawyer Qualification International Directory of Lawyer Qualification
As law firms expand across the globe and lawyers travel from their home countries to work and be educated in other parts of the world, it...Read more >
Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction - Class of 2013 Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction - Class of 2013
The NALP Foundation and NALP are pleased to provide the legal industry with the Study of Law School Alumni Employment and Satisfaction for...Read more >