After three years of law school, a hundred grand of debt and weeks sweating out a bar review and exam, it's time to start practicing law in earnest, right? At a handful of firms, the answer is fast becoming "not yet." These firms are putting new recruits through additional apprenticeship programs that they say will better train their attorneys for life at a law firm and for handling clients. The new programs may appeal to clients, but not everyone's buying the idea that they're better for new associates.
Law Firm Apprentice Programs Add Extra Step for New Associates
The National Law Journal
June 30, 2009