So, is it true? Do new associates work all the time? When was the last time they slept in on a Saturday morning or lost themselves in the latest Harry Potter book?

Legal Times asked. An informal survey revealed that associate life isn’t as draconian as it’s cracked up to be. We talked to a handful of associates, from a 50-year-old second-career associate to a sixth-year associate for a midsize firm. Not every associate or firm wanted to be named. But they were mostly happy to chat about their days, their evenings and how they manage to make their lives work.

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