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Summer Associates Give Firms An 'A' On Virtual Programs

Law360 (September 7, 2020, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Law firms scrambled to make the most of a challenging situation by going virtual with their summer associate programs, and for many that hard work paid off with positive feedback, Law360 found in a survey of summer associates released Monday.

While a number of law firms canceled their summer associate programs this year after realizing the pandemic would prevent them from occurring mostly or entirely in-person, the majority pushed forward, re-envisioning and converting their longtime programs to new, mostly or entirely virtual platforms and, for several, to a shortened five-week format.

The quick pivot could have led to a number of...

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