Foley’s Litigation Associates Discover the Power of Hands-On Training at 2024 Motion Practice Workshop

San Diego, California – Foley & Lardner LLP recently hosted a dynamic and hands-on workshop for its junior litigation associates. The 2024 Motion Practice Workshop brought together 24 talented associates from 11 different Foley offices across the country. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a unique and immersive learning experience for these young attorneys. By emphasizing a “learning by doing” approach, Foley aimed to enhance their litigation skills and promote professional development. During the workshop, which took place in sunny San Diego, the associates dove into various aspects of motion practice, gaining valuable … Read more

The Untold Story of Big Law Associates: High Salaries Mask the Stress and Layoffs

NEW YORK – Big Law associates in 2023 enjoyed high salaries despite billing fewer hours than in previous years, according to a recent analysis. However, a closer examination reveals that the situation is not as rosy as it may seem on the surface. While it is true that average hours billed by associates in 2023 decreased by nearly 8% compared to 2021, it is important to understand the reasons behind this decline. Associates in 2021 were already working unhealthy and unsustainable hours, with some even experiencing serious health issues. One associate reportedly suffered a heart … Read more

Women Achieve Historic Milestone as Majority of Law Firm Associates – Law.com

Women have achieved a significant milestone in the legal profession. According to a report by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), women now make up more than half of associates at law firms. This marks the first time in history that women hold the majority in this position. The report shows that in 2023, 50.3% of associates in private practice were women, reflecting a dramatic increase from previous years. The NALP began gathering data on this issue in 1991, when only 38% of associates in private practice were women. However, this number has been … Read more

Women Take the Lead as Majority of Associates at U.S. Law Firms, Breaking 30-Year Record

Denver, CO – In a groundbreaking development, women have now become the majority of associates at law firms in the United States for the first time in over 30 years. This milestone was revealed in the annual report published by the National Association-Law Placement (NALP), which analyzed data from the 2023 NALP’s Directory of Legal Employers. According to the report, 50.3 percent of all U.S. law firm associates in 2023 were women. This represents a significant shift in the legal profession and marks a momentous achievement for gender diversity in the industry. The report also … Read more