This week’s newspapers seem to have told the same story, over and over: “another day, another law firm layoff.”

With all the bad news, once in a while we get the opportunity to stop and remember to be grateful for the blessings in our lives (like having a job), and then we get to pay it forward.

Our friends over at Legal OnRamp, a Collaboration system for in-house counsel, have started a job networking site for law firm associates who have been laid off.

At Legal OnRamp, we’re concerned about the recent layoffs of associates in large firms, but also optimistic that this will give those lawyers an opportunity to adapt to the world that’s emerging. As such, even though Legal OnRamp is primarily for in-house lawyers, we are inviting associates who are being laid off to join. We are putting together a career center with a variety of resources; we have a number of job listings, and will support various networking and skills development activities. We have extended that offer directly to the firms and welcome individuals to contact us as well. Just indicate which firm you are being laid off from when you request an invitation at

Please share the word.

Thanks Paul

Paul Lippe, CEO