The summer program is the time when eager law students are provided their first major glimpse into law firm life. They are paid well, entertained generously and offered opportunities to conduct research and observe skilled attorneys at work. But what lies beneath is a pattern of behavior that places law firms at risk, such as dating among co-workers and excessive drinking. Attorney Lauren Stiller Rikleen suggests developing clear rules for personal conduct and instituting a zero-tolerance policy.
Commentary: Set Rules of Conduct in Summer Programs
The National Law Journal
July 24, 2008