Firms Send Newbies Back To (Business) School

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT) -- In times of belt-tightening, corporate clients are often leery of spending large sums on inexperienced attorneys, prompting some law firms to shorten their associates' learning curves the old-fashioned way — by sending them back to school.

While it may only be for a few weeks — or even just a weekend — some firms are starting to give first-year associates a crash course in business to better prepare them for the job and help allay client concerns about the high cost of legal services compared to...
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