Associates

1881 ABA Journal Associates articles.

Career Coach Aids Anxious Associates

Hey, law firm associates: Are you unhappy with your job? Looking for an in-house gig? Worried about making partner? Just trying to find a way to have a home life…

NJ Firm Bows Head re Unadmitted Atty

In a rare sanction of a law firm that names no individual partner names, the New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded Newark-based Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross for allowing an…

$3,100 a Week for Summer Associates

Big Washington, D.C., law firms are paying summer associates as much as $3,100 a week while offering plentiful perks.

The Washington Post writes about a dinner with…

Texas Trend: $160 K Starting Pay

It didn’t take long for a third Texas law firm to raise pay for beginning associates to $160,000.

Locke Liddell & Sapp announced the pay hike will take effect on…

Second Texas Firm Hikes Associate Pay

A second Texas law firm has raised salaries for new associates to $160,000.

Houston-based Andrews Kurth announced the pay increase yesterday, a day after Vinson & Elkins hiked associate pay,…

V&E Matches N.Y. Associate Pay

Vinson & Elkins is the first Texas law firm to announce it will increase pay for new associates to $160,000 a year, matching big firms on the coasts.

Associates get…

‘Golden Handcuffs’ Chain Attys to Desks

If they could afford to, they’d leave the legal profession. That’s what one in five law firm partners and nearly one in three associates surveyed by a British legal publication…

Who Needs Harvard?

Grads from lower-ranked law schools can get to the big firms, too

Howrey’s ‘Bold Move’: Merit Pay

Associates at Howrey will get raises based on performance rather than seniority.

The 630-lawyer firm says it will eliminate its lockstep compensation system beginning next year, the Recorder

Firm Tops in N.Y. Associate Satisfaction

Patterson Belknap Webb has earned seventh place on American Lawyer’s A-List for associate satisfaction, the highest of any New York law firm.

At the same time, the firm…

Two-Tier Associate Pay at Thelen

Only the biggest-billing associates will make $160,000 a year at one California law firm.

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner will pay that amount to new associates who bill at…

Boston Firms Hike Associate Pay

Several Boston law firms will pay new associates $160,000, matching starting pay at big firms in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Diversity Still Elusive Goal for Law Firms

Once excluded from many careers in the legal profession, members of racial minority groups are now welcome to practice at law firms in Wisconsin, and throughout the nation. But they…

Bingham Offers Associate Buyouts

Bingham McCutchen is paying buyouts to several associates at its San Francisco office,reportedly in response to a slowdown in commercial litigation.

Four associates left the firm and three others transferred…

More Calif. Firms to Pay Associates $160,000

More California firms have announced they will pay new associates $160,000 a year.

The latest firms to indicate they will reach that pay level are Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Munger,…

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