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Finding solid ground: Young lawyer well-being suffers after 2020

According to Bloomberg Law’s Attorney Workload and Hours report from Q1 of 2021, well-being declined among attorneys, particularly those who have practiced for less than seven years. The study was the second iteration of the Attorney Workload and Hours Survey, which focused on lawyers’ experiences with job satisfaction and well-being in 2020.

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Survey finds associates’ salaries growing again

First-year associates’ median base salary has reached $165,000, about a $10,000 increase from 2019, indicating the reductions put in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency did not have a lasting impact, according to an analysis by the National Association of Law Placement.

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Trimble: Sound advice from a nationally known lawyer coach

For my column this edition I have the pleasure of introducing a friend, Cordell Parvin, who is one of America’s premier lawyer career coaches. In late February, just before the pandemic, I sat down with Cordell to get his take on a number of questions that had been simmering in my mind. I share that exchange with you now.

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Laterals remain prized law firm commodity, but offices also tapping new attorneys

Six intellectual property attorneys walked out of one law firm, boarded the elevator in their downtown Indianapolis office building and pushed the button for a competing law firm on the 19th floor. Thus, Frost Brown Todd last month bolstered its Indianapolis IP practice group by luring the entire intellectual property team from SmithAmundsen’s Indiana office. The move underscored what law firms say is a competitive job market where experienced lawyers are the hottest commodity.

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