One sign of the times is a new class of lawyers at some large law firms – with fewer hours, lower pay and no chance of making partner.
As The New York Times reports, it’s a viable option for many lawyers with few other career choices. Moreover, it’s a much more family-friendly position, with fewer absent weekends and late night grinds.
The second tier lawyers are called “career associates” or “permanent associates” and they make from $50,000 to $65,000, according to the paper.
Some firms have created “insourcing” centers, putting all the career associates in one location, separate from the main offices, but not overseas.
Posted by Peter Vieth