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Do you know what burnout is? If not, it may be time to study up, because the associates at your firm, happy as they may be, are increasingly aware of it.

Young lawyers appreciate law firms’ efforts to improve work-life balance, according to The American Lawyer’s 2019 Midlevel Associates Survey. Training and mentorship also appear to be working well for firms that have made efforts to improve in those areas. But associates also cautioned their firms in some cases throughout the survey, warning that burnout is a risk and calling on leaders to continue to modernize their business models by moving away from longstanding billable hour policies.

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Lizzy McLellan

Lizzy McLellan is a senior editor on ALM's business of law desk. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @LizzyMcLell

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