The in-person events summer associate programs are known for—ball games, concerts and elaborate lunches—came back this year (albeit in limited supply), and despite the overwhelming popularity of hybrid work, many summer associates relished the few chances they had to meet face to face.

Roughly 2,900 of this year’s summer associates among 71 Am Law 200 law firms responded to The American Lawyer’s 2021 Summer Associate Survey, answering both multiple choice and open-ended prompts.

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