4 Reasons Associates Hate Their Jobs

Law360, Chicago (October 22, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The junior ranks at major law firms have always been hotbeds of discontent, with long hours and overbearing partners making associates wonder why they ever complained about the rigors of law school.

But recent structural changes in the business of law have left associates with few guarantees about their future, while law school debt is beginning to outstrip even their low-six-figure salaries. In this climate, associates are more disenchanted than ever, with many convinced a move in-house could be just what the doctor ordered.

Here, Law360 looks at four occupational hazards that are driving associates nuts and what they — and...

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