New Jersey’s organized Bar is calling on law firms to relent from mandatory retirement rules for partners, in favor of more flexible policies that recognize that older lawyers still have value.

Spurred by State Bar Association President Lynn Newsome, the New Jersey Bar’s trustees on July 13 endorsed a position paper stating that forced retirement at a fixed age is “inconsistent with accepted employment practices, against public policy and not in the best interest of either law firms or their clients.”

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