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BigLaw Finds New Roles For Older Attys Amid Age-Bias Woes

Law360, New York (July 25, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT) -- In the face of age discrimination suits and calls from the American Bar Association to stop forcing older partners to retire, BigLaw has worked to find new roles for some aging partners that emphasize mentoring younger attorneys and big-picture business development while scaling back client work.

Law firms used to rely on strict mandatory retirement policies that required attorneys who reach a certain age to step down. But the ABA has long pushed for firms to move away from mandatory retirement, having adopted a stance to...
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