Currently, not many law school students dream about joining a law firm’s captive alternative legal service provider (ALSP). However, the allure of the law firm partnership track is slightly waning as associates search for another alternative to the traditional law firm model. For some, exposure to the firm’s subsidiary offers the right amount of connection to an established firm without the work-life imbalance found in most practice areas. 

To be sure, working in Big Law’s partnership track still has a cachet that their ALSPs don’t possess—but a new generation may overlook that perception, noted Baretz+Brunelle NewLaw practice co-head Bea Seravello.