New lawyers signal reduced expectations in sluggish economy

  • July 15, 2013

Is it the age of reduced expectations for new lawyers looking for their first job?

That’s one reading of a study on new lawyers’ career choices released by the Law Society of Upper Canada recently. The study, which followed a 2007 report on the career trajectories of licensing candidates and newly called lawyers, suggests job seekers are putting less influence on factors like law firm prestige and salary as they look for their first position. Instead, when asked to outline what affected their choice of position, new lawyers were more likely to note they had earlier articled at the firm that ultimately hired them back.

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SOURCE: Law Times