Top 5 Reasons Associates Leave Firms

Law360, New York (May 6, 2016, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Every associate’s decision to leave a firm is unique to them, but there are common reasons why they decamp for another firm or even another career, from a lack of work-life balance to a desire to do meaningful work. Here, experts discuss what drives associates to leave their law firms.

No Work-Life Balance

Times have changed since Ken Young, co-founder of recruiting firm Young Mayden LLC, graduated from law school in the 1970s. For his generation, the top criteria when looking for a job included how much the firm paid and the chances of earning a bonus.

But lawyers today have...

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