Boston Bar Association
These are challenging times to be a lawyer. They may even be transformational times. Recent upheavals in financial, industrial and real estate markets have many lawyers (and clients) not only cutting back, but also fundamentally re-thinking their business models and the ways in which legal services are provided. Until very recently, hardly a day passed without news of law firm layoffs, deferred start dates, or canceled summer programs. In-house lawyers face substantial budget cuts at the very time their departments must navigate a broader range of legal and organizational challenges. And many government and public interest employers are dealing with hiring freezes and other cutbacks that push already-strained resources to the limit.
David Nersessian & Maureen O'Rourke,
Challenges and Opportunities for New Lawyers
Boston Bar Journal
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