The Skill Associates Need Today They Didn't 10 Years Ago

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 3:18 PM EST) -- The role of BigLaw associate is shifting and growing as the legal sector experiences an onslaught of new competition, according to industry experts who say market forces are driving young attorneys to fill new shoes and metamorphose into more than simply stellar legal practitioners.

In addition to being the best of the best at understanding and practicing the law, associates must now too be well-versed in the art of business development and attracting new clients, a role bestowed on them as law firms struggle to compete in a flooded legal market, law firm recruiters say.

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