Law firm demand for Atlanta associates has rebounded this year, after a sharp slowdown in associate hiring last year from the pandemic.

January and February are typically busy hiring months because associates have collected 2020 bonuses, said several local legal recruiters, but it’s even busier this year because of pent-up demand after firms lifted their associate hiring freezes.

Shannan Rahman, The Partner Group, Atlanta. Shannan Rahman, The Partners Group, Atlanta. (Courtesy photo)