Many people would consider Am Law 200 midlevel associates to be extremely fortunate. While thousands of their colleagues lost jobs, these young lawyers are gainfully employed with salaries in the six figures. In many ways, once their student loans are paid off, midlevel associates' prospects seem bright. But that's not how they see it. Maybe it's the post-traumatic stress syndrome from watching so many associates and law firm staffers get the ax, but the midlevels who survived the great purge aren't feeling particularly fortunate. In fact, they seem downright cranky.
Associates Survey 2010: They Survived Economic Downturn, but Now What?
The American Lawyer
September 1, 2010