Ask law firm recruits, particularly those from elite schools, about the summer associate recruiting experience, and the stories are fairly similar: Short interviews, shallow questions and a sheaf of boilerplate marketing materials. For law firms, the process is expensive and time-intensive -- and still results in low acceptance and high attrition rates. Some firms are experimenting with more sophisticated interview strategies used by other professional services firms. But resistance to change is fierce.
Is This Any Way to Recruit Associates?
The American Lawyer
August 6, 2007