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Midlevel associates at the nation’s largest law firms are pleased as punch, according to results from our annual survey of third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates. Smiling from salary increases and interesting work, associates gave their scores high marks this year.


Salary Hikes Keep Associates Happy Our annual Midlevel Associates Survey finds high job satisfaction in firms’ junior ranks—even if many of those lawyers don’t plan to stick around.


Happiest Associates Give Firms High Marks for Technology Law firms that scored high on technology had the highest overall scores for associate satisfaction.


Women, Minorities Report Different Satisfaction Levels, Career Trajectories Satisfaction among women and minority midlevel associates was slightly lower than overall scores in our Midlevel Associates Survey.


Associates Say the Darndest Things: Their Funny Advice to Managing Partners Our Midlevel Associates Survey isn’t all about numbers. We asked some open-ended questions too, including what they would want to tell their managing partners. Here are the funnier responses.


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