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What If Clients No Longer Want to Pay for Junior Associates?

The WSJ Law Blog (which has a new editor, by the way) featured an article yesterday on clients' increasing unease with paying for the work of first- and second-year associates . I've seen this change building for some years now, in my work with both clients and firms. It's a trend that...

Making Junior Associates Cost-Effective

Yesterday I noted the issues raised by a WSJ piece on clients looking askance at paying going rates for first- and second-year associates . There are really only three ways to resolve this issue, beyond, of course, extending the status quo: Firms bill out junior associates at lower rates...