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Changes in how firms utilize (or don’t) younger attorneys, cuts to mentorship and development programs and a lack of in-person communication, exacerbated by the pandemic but certainly not solely driven by it, have created a mix that leads practice leaders and legal industry experts to believe there is a case of arrested development in newer attorneys and that the trend is not likely to stem. 

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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