Associates No Longer Gunning For Partnership

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 7:14 PM EDT) -- For more than a decade, associates at large law firms have increasingly turned their backs on the goal of making partner — a trend likely to intensify given the recession and the daunting times law firms face, consultants said.

Associates started becoming disillusioned with partnership in the late 1980s and 1990s as firms made it a more difficult feat to achieve and increasingly moved to tiered partnerships, consultants said.

As the recession now refuses to loosen its grip on the legal industry, associates facing efficiency pressures...
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