Firms are doing lots of things to encourage participation from attorneys in summer associate activities. Firms understand that summer associates are their future. So I expect there will be strong participation.
— Grover Cleveland, a law career success consultant with Lessons for Sharks, commenting on what may be in store for Biglaw attorneys during their firms’ summer associateship programs. Cleveland is running in-person trainings for summer associates at about 20 firms this year. According to Reuters, unlike in 2020 and 2021, many firms are requiring in-person attendance from their summers at least three (Cooley, Skadden, and Orrick) or four (Mayer Brown and Vinson & Elkins) days each week.
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