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Deferred Associates: Eyes Open to a New Career Reality

When law firms told newly hired associates that business had slowed and offered a “public interest option” for their first year, the move was thought to be temporary for most. Many new attorneys went this route, accepting $60-$80,000 to train by doing public service work for their favorite...

Deferred Associates: How to Find a Public Interest Placement

In Illinois, there have been approximately 60 extended public interest law placements from the class of 2009 and graduates from the class of 2010 are now seeking placements. These individuals come from law firms around the country and have had their start date deferred, their employment offer revoked...