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Friday, July 10, 2009

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott laid off 90 temporary lawyers from its document coding center Downtown because of insufficient work volumes, the head of the Downtown firm said Thursday.

The layoffs occurred when client contracts with the firm's attorneys expired around July 1, and there was no replacement work, managing partner Timothy Ryan said.

About 60 temporary lawyers remain at the center.

Temporary lawyers manage legal documents and other evidence in the fact-finding phase prior to trials.

"The firm does expect new contract work to commence at the center in the future and plans to hire a substantial number of attorneys as clients approve the start of those projects," Ryan said.

The firm employs 318 permanent attorneys, including 142 attorneys at the headquarters Downtown.

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