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VARIETY – OK, so Big Law isn’t always a bunch of lemmings. David Thomas reports on the variety of ways top firms are handling their summer associate programs upended by the pandemic. Wilson Sonsini, for instance, will give summer associates credit if they do six weeks of legal work for a nonprofit organization. Nixon Peabody has canceled its summer program completely and will instead offer its summer associates a $5,000 stipend, while Latham is trimming its program from 10 weeks to eight.

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