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SHORT SEASON – With law firms dramatically shortening their summer associate programs because of the pandemic, is it even worth the effort? David Thomas reports that among them is Sidley, which will run a four-week program in its New York office, and Kirkland, which has reduced its program to two weeks. Both firms said they’re paying participants what they intended to under the longer plan. And a little summer experience is better than nothing, says Scott Westfahl, director of Harvard Law School’s executive education program.

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