Two weeks ago, The Am Law Daily phoned several organizations devoted to judicial independence and asked them to weigh in on plans in Massachusetts and New York to have deferred law firm associates work as clerks in state trial court systems. At that time, most of those contacted either hadn't heard about the arrangement or hadn't yet taken a stance. But as the State Ethics Commission in Massachusetts prepares to review that state's plan, some people reportedly are expressing qualms.
Deferred Associates as Clerks: Ethically Questionable?
The American Lawyer
June 23, 2009