Many young attorneys and soon-to-be attorneys are grappling with the fallout of the abysmal economy, facing delayed start dates or worse. Some firms have trimmed back or eliminated their 2009 summer associate programs and rescinded 3L job offers. And a few firms have extended offers to current associates to leave for a year and work with a public interest group for a reduced salary. Although law firms can save money with delayed starts, not everyone agrees it's a smart decision in the long term.
New Lawyers Face Delayed Start Dates -- at Best
The National Law Journal
March 24, 2009
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