Starting this fall, Howrey will begin selling recruits on a new, two-year "apprentice" program. In their first year, associates will take classes on legal writing and research and will work on pro bono projects. In the second year, they'll be embedded at client sites for several months at a reduced billing rate and continue with classes on litigation skills. While associates will be paid less in their first two years, managing partner Robert Ruyak said the new approach is not a way to save the firm money.
What's Old Is New Again: Howrey Introduces Apprenticeships
The National Law Journal
June 23, 2009