Law firms push to get young associates up to speed

  • Article by: DAVID PHELPS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 20, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Law firms are investing in training programs to help turn young associates into experienced litigators.

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groover6Jan. 20, 13 7:20 PM

One Lawyer had a hard time making a living in a town. However, another lawyer came to town and they both made a great living. Go figure..

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rafannonJan. 20, 13 9:13 PM

Wonder how many students graduating from Law school cant even find a job? I bet plenty. Lots of money spent on an education for what?

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freedom111Jan. 20, 13 9:46 PM

We have way too many Lawyers who are just leaches.

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bildo69Jan. 20, 1310:20 PM

Externships seem to be the new revenue generator for law schools. They get tuition money without having to pay a prof.

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spruce1Jan. 21, 13 6:40 AM

Clients might question why they are charged a full hourly rate for these trainees.

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YoganaziJan. 21, 13 6:42 AM

Training with the county attorney/ city attorney is great experience. Quite a coup for this firm.

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therabbiJan. 21, 13 8:18 AM

I'll still take an experienced litigator over a newby. I'm paying top rate, I want a top lawyer.

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goalie16Jan. 21, 13 8:23 AM

Every law or court ruling should be reviewed by a 'Board of Common Sense' which has NO lawyers on it..

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pseudonymJan. 21, 13 9:27 AM

freedom111 - right, until you need one

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stuntmonkeysJan. 21, 1310:41 PM

Lots of clients prefer that younger associates work on their cases because their hourly rates are 1/2 - 1/4 of what the experienced partners demand. For every legal issue, there is a right-sized attorney out there - the trick is finding him/her.

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