Monday, November 27, 2006

The Real World According to Summer Associates has up an interesting article on summer associates and exactly what they are looking for in a law firm. Quality of life seems to rate high:

There's also a generational difference. These aspiring lawyers want to have a life, too. "They're really looking for a balance -- they're not interested in the churn-and-burn," Gotch says. Summers want to know about alternative work arrangements, such as part-time work and telecommuting, and the firm's family-friendliness, including child care facilities and paternity leaves. "Work-life balance is not some faddish buzzword, but a pending crisis that will, eventually, affect your firm's prosperity and longevity," warned a clerk at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

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