More law firms are giving associates a shot at courtroom action, a strategy that helps recruit and retain top legal talent. At a previous firm, Chris Griesmeyer, 34, had to fight to prove he could take a deposition, "which was pretty frustrating." Now an attorney at 75-lawyer Levenfeld Pearlstein, he does voir dire, takes depositions and argues cases. And he made partner in just two years. Levenfeld courts promising associates from larger firms with commitments to get them more face time.
Shot at the Courtroom Helps Firms Add Talent
The National Law Journal
August 8, 2008