Associates and Law Firms

June 11, 2010



Say you’ve just read the book Getting It and you are wondering just how satirical its take on the modern law firm is. Or maybe you’ve just read about how bizarre and unreal being a summer associate can be.  So you’d like to know a bit more about the business of law, being an associate, and what partners are thinking about associates and managing law firms, but you’d like it from sources that are a little less sensational.

Believe it or not, there is a lot written about managing law firms, attracting top associates, and progressing the careers of employees of law firms.  To take a look at some of the recent articles, try this search in the Journals and Law Reviews database (JLR):

ti(associate & firm)

You’ll get some very interesting articles, with titles like:

THE CASE FOR TRANSPARENCY: 10 REASONS YOUR FIRM SHOULD KEEP NO SECRETS FROM ASSOCIATES

CHANGES COMING IN COMPENSATION, STAFFING, TRAINING FOR ASSOCIATES: WHAT TOMORROW’S LAW FIRM WILL LOOK LIKE

HOW-TO ADVICE FOR ROOKIE ASSOCIATES

17 WAYS TO NURTURE YOUR FIRM’S FINEST SUMMER ASSOCIATES