Law Practice Management

Wildman Rescinds Offers to 10 of 14 Incoming Associates

There was bad news today for 10 of the 14 incoming first-year associates at Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon.

Although the Chicago-based firm will continue to pay the 2009 law graduates a stipend until their deferred start date in March 2010, they won’t have jobs at that point because Wildman is rescinding their offers, reports the Am Law Daily.

Similarly, only four of 17 summer associates this year received offers to work for Wildman after they graduate from law school, the firm tells the law blog in a written statement.

The firm is increasingly using lower-paid staff and contract attorneys to do traditional first-year tasks such as research and document review, in order to provide greater value to clients, according to the post.

Earlier related coverage: “Wildman Harrold Lays Off 17” “Arent Fox Revokes Offers to 12 Incoming 1st-Years, Will Pay $20K” “Chadbourne Indefinitely Defers About 12 Incoming Associates, Will Pay $60K”

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