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Give an Associate a Fish? Use Each Teachable Moment with Young Lawyers

Sometimes it just seems like you can’t get a break, doesn’t it? The network’s down, you just received your third nuisance filing this week from opposing counsel … and you’d think an associate could draft a simple brief without supervision! Sheesh. You can complain all you want about the caliber of the young lawyers law schools turn out these days. To a certain extent, you may be right. But if you’ve just fired and then hired your fourth new associate this year, it’s not the law school’s fault. It’s probably not even the poor young lawyers’ faults. This one lies squarely on you.

Originally published October 22, 2012
Last updated October 8, 2021
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