Before graduating law school, Jennifer Brooks had already lined up her first associate job -- until the firm rescinded her job offer. About a year and a half later, Brooks is now a first-year associate at Conway & Stoughton. Associates have been cut by the hundreds since last year, and law school students who thought they had jobs this fall found that they wouldn't start until next year or that they didn't have a job at all. So new associates who are finding jobs aren't taking things for granted.
New Associates Find Work but Remain Mindful of Bad Economy
The Connecticut Law Tribune
October 26, 2009