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Seems like most layoffs are on the staff side.

@A1 - sure but maybe there’s a sweet spot where for say a 10% dip in hours it’s more lucrative to let attorneys go and redistribute their hours. @A2 - I’ve been unimpressed with most of the staff I’ve worked with at the firms I’ve been previously, including HR, but maybe this is expected? They’re admin, not the business. However on top of that there’s a host of people whose jobs are literally no longer necessary for the time being (think the inexplicable waiters on meeting room floors, librarians, secretaries who no longer need to book flights and meeting rooms, etc.)

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