Ballard Spahr has informed its incoming class that it is delaying 2009 start dates to September 2010.
There will be a $45,000 stipend offered, in addition to the usual $5,000 bar stipend. There will also be a $5,500 health benefit stipend offered.
The firm says it will try to help the incoming associates find jobs. They must find a job to get the money.
In January Ballard Spahr laid off as many as 65 people.
Ballard Spahr employs more than 550 lawyers in twelve offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic corridor and the western US.