Big Law finally has gotten the memo that keeping associates happy—at least those they want to retain—makes good business sense. For sure, long hours and demanding partners are still a major part of associate life, but firms are recognizing that paying attention to junior lawyers’ needs, whether its career development programs or more time with family, can yield benefits for everyone.
The Young Lawyer Editorial Board | August 31, 2018
Firms can help themselves—and their employees—by introducing family-friendly policies.
Vivia Chen | August 26, 2018
Midlevels associates are an eager but insecure group. So may I suggest you use those attributes to your benefit?
Lizzy McLellan | August 26, 2018
In two years, the firm went from 78th to first in our Midlevel Associates Survey.
Tiye Foley and Kristine Roberts | August 22, 2018
Since its inception in 2005, the Baker Donelson Women's Initiative has included a mentoring component for the firm's women attorneys. Over the years,…
Aya M. Salem | September 07, 2018
It’s not easy being a young attorney of a diverse background. Much like Rocky was an underdog fighter with hopes of making it in the boxing world without much support, so too do many minority attorneys struggle to find their place in the legal market today.
Ben Seal | August 26, 2018
Despite law firms' efforts, our Midlevel Associates Survey shows the gap persists.
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