With hordes of attorneys set to assume senior status, achieving a consensus to ditch mandatory retirement policies is just the first step in switching to what many call a fairer system. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis recently did it, as did Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and others are expected to follow. While these firms say deciding to abandon age-based retirement was relatively painless, implementing a merit-based system for evaluating older attorneys will not be a simple feat for most.
Law Firms Face New Rules on Retirement
The National Law Journal
November 28, 2007