BigLaw Pays Up In Effort To Revive Lawyer Mentoring

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT) -- More BigLaw firms are formalizing lawyer mentorship programs and even offering cash to effective teachers, an effort to encourage lawyers to recreate the kind of strong mentor relationships that have eroded in recent decades as the legal industry has become busier and more stressful, experts say.

The programs, many of them professional requirements for early-career lawyers, as well as related recognition and prizes, are intended to shore up an part of legal culture from the pre-BigLaw era, when work days were shorter and mentoring younger lawyers...
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