From my understanding law firms tend not to make any money on their junior lawyers for the first three years given all that is invested in training them. Earlier in the year I was invited to a top tier firm for a drinks and mingle session with the partners and some law graduates. At this function I met two graduate lawyers who told me they both never really wanted to do law and didn’t really see themselves working as a lawyer in the next three years. In fact, one wanted to pursue a career in fashion. I could have puked right there. They both just applied in their final year, got the job, and are now “seeing how it goes.” Puke. Hiring people like that waste the firm’s resources and takes spots away from others who would more than likely take their spot (and some at probably half the pay)
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