Why More BigLaw Firms May Start Ditching Annual Reviews

By Aebra Coe (April 20, 2018, 1:24 PM EDT) -- At least two global law firms are doing away with their annual associate reviews in favor of ongoing, associate-initiated performance evaluations, a new approach that may be the wave of the future for law firms.

Last week, Hogan Lovells announced that it has finished rolling out a program replacing its annual associate reviews at its offices around the world with ongoing performance assessments driven by the associates themselves, and on Tuesday news broke that Allen & Overy LLP has been quietly implementing a similar program since last year.

The move offers associates at the law firms the ability to get a...

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