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The last few years have been tumultuous for the relationship between law firms and their associates.

Marcie Borgal Shunk, president and founder of the Tilt Institute, compares it to the stages of grief.

First, firms went through denial, driven by the sense that they could make everyone fit into their mold without changing a thing, Shunk says. Then came frustration and anger over the fact that millennials weren’t so eagerly complying. Firms couldn’t figure out why. Next, firms moved into a bargaining phase with their associates.

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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