Combating Junior Lawyer Fallout — Part II

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT) -- In Part I of this series, I discussed how junior lawyers need to be trained with practical skills now, more than ever. Yet, the junior lawyer training model has changed. Clients are no longer willing to pay for the junior law firm lawyer to be trained. Work is being disaggregated and sent overseas or it is being performed by lawyers at lower rates or by nonlawyer professionals.

Given the diminishing demand for legal work and clients’ unwillingness to pay for training, law firms are reluctant to...
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