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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I receintly received this question from an associate at a large law firm: I am with a large law firm, well compensated as a fourth-year associate, but putting in long hours, including weekends, to make my 2,200 billable hours. Fortunately, I shall be able to pay off my educational loans...

Beware of Unpaid Legal Internships

Jobs are scarce, but labor is plentiful. Given these skewed market forces, unpaid internships have proliferated across all sectors over the past few years, and the legal profession is certainly no exception. A simple Craigslist search reveals that a surprising number of small firms and solo practitioners...

Former Associate Demands More High-quality Work, with Disastrous Results

Associates at large law firms typically aren't assigned the most ground-breaking or intellectually stimulating work during their first years, but one former Kasowitz associate believes that his unjustly mundane workload merits a 75-million dollar suit against his former employer. Gregory S. Berry...

The Danger of Doing Things Because You are Good at Them

Let me ask you a question: Should you aim to make a career out of doing things you're good at? "Why, sure," you say, "what else would I do?" It's Not that Easy This is a question I've struggled with for a long time ( see a three year detour into architecture...

Want to Make a Good Impression at Your Law Firm Job?

I'm very excited to interview Desiree Moore, President and founder of Greenhorn Legal . They're filling a huge gap in law school education, namely getting students ready to actually, you know, practice law! Today Desiree's talking about how to make the transition from school to practice...

Is Lockstep Compensation the Key to Happy Associates?

As part of its special section on the future of BigLaw, the New York Times examined the culture at firms that have held on to a pure lockstep compensation structure-for both partners and associates. According to the managing partners at Cravath , Cleary and Debevoise , the lockstep system-in which attorneys...