First-year associates usually begin their full-time careers at Texas' largest firms as fall begins, but that's not the case this year. Most baby lawyers at BigTex firms are starting their careers later than usual. Some firms have delayed the start dates for first-year associates by just a few weeks, while other firms have delayed start dates by several months or even a year. And at least four of Texas' largest firms have not yet decided the starting salaries for their latest crop of first-year associates.
Ready, Set, Delay: Most Large Texas Firms Push Back Start Dates
October 27, 2009