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Summer associate programs around the country adapted to COVID-19 restrictions this year, and midsize firms—at least those that still held a summer associate program—were no exception.

In Big Law, numerous firms shortened their programs or made them virtual, as law students anxiously anticipated an announcement of how their summer plans might change. For smaller firms with a smaller summer class, there were fewer anxious students to reassure, but the communication was still crucial.

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Lizzy McLellan

Lizzy McLellan is a senior editor on ALM's business of law desk. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @LizzyMcLell

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