DLA Piper is deferring start dates for incoming associates to January, 2010.
All deferred associates will get a $10,000 stipend in addition to a bar stipend.
The firm is also offering voluntary pro bono fellowships, which pay $5,000 per month throughout 2010. DLA Piper must approve the positions.
DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms in the world, with more than 3,700 lawyers in North America and Europe.