BigLaw Appellate Associates Cut Teeth On Pro Bono Cases

Law360, Washington (June 15, 2017, 12:14 PM EDT) -- The low-supply, high-demand nature of corporate appellate work means that BigLaw associates rarely, if ever, get the chance to develop their skills arguing civil appeals in live court. But a growing number of young lawyers has found a creative and indeed altruistic solution to the problem: pro bono work.

Taking on criminal, immigration and other appeals for nonpaying clients has allowed corporate associates to bypass the status hierarchy of large-firm appellate shops and gain experience arguing cases before federal courts of appeal and in some cases,...
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