Attorneys from "Generation Y" -- those born in 1978 or later -- are often smart and well-educated, but they're getting a reputation for what some law firm leaders say is a flabby work ethic, an off-putting sense of entitlement and a lack of loyalty. But is it a bad rap? Some research shows that younger workers are simply less "work-centric" and more interested in a personal life than older generations. "It may be more in the eyes of the observer than in the associate," said one firm chairman.
Law Firms Mull the 'Gen Y' Equation
The National Law Journal
March 2, 2005