The Role Of BigLaw Associate Is Changing, And Here's How

Law360 (May 3, 2018, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Many BigLaw firms expect more technical expertise and business development skills from newly minted associates than they once did as practices strive to get ahead in a legal market in which clients are tightening their belts.

In a world where in-house lawyers, alternative legal service providers and legal technologies are performing a number of tasks that were once the responsibility of junior associates, law firms and associates themselves have had to redefine what they do and the role they play in their practices.

“Clients have made it clear post-recession that they’re not interested in paying more than they absolutely have to....

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