Associates

1920 ABA Journal Associates articles.

$15 K Hike for All Troutman Associates

Troutman Sanders is raising pay by $15,000 a year for all 185 associates in its offices in Atlanta, Washington, Virginia and North Carolina.

With the increase, starting salaries for Troutman…

Two Texas Firms Hike Associate Pay

Two more Texas law firms have announced they will pay new associates $160,000.

The latest firms to jump on the pay bandwagon are Haynes and Boone, and Baker Botts,

King & Spalding Delays Pay Controversy

Atlanta’s King & Spalding matched Alston & Bird when it announced it will pay salaries of $145,000 to new associates, a $15,000 increase. But it sidestepped controversy when it left…

Big Firms, Short Interviews

Big law firms spend as much as $250,000 for each summer associate they recruit, yet the interview process is far from demanding.

“Ask law firm recruits—particularly those from elite schools—about…

Alston & Bird Hikes Associate Pay

An Atlanta law firm has announced it is raising pay for first-year associates to $145,000, a $15,000 increase.

But not all associates will share in the largesse.

Alston & Bird…

Winstead Associates Must Earn High Pay

A Dallas-based law firm has decided it will remain a holdout in the associate salary wars.

Winstead says it will not meet starting pay levels of $160,000 a year for…

Associates More Satisfied

Associates are happier than they used to be. And they are especially happy at Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C.

On a 1-5 scale, the average associate satisfaction score was 3.81,…

Punching the Clock

Firms crack down on start times, but is it a “generational” thing?

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…

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