First-Year Associate Salaries on the Rise at Large Law Firms

NALP's newly-released 2019 Associate Salary Survey report shows that the overall median first-year salary as of January 1, 2019, was $155,000, up $20,000 (14.8%) from 2017, the year of the most recent previous survey. The report provides information about about associate and summer associate salaries by firm size, region, and the metropolitan area population; detailed salary analyses for 24 major markets; analyses of salaries for offices using a levels-based compensation system; base salaries for class of 2019 associates by firm size and city; salaries for intellectual property lawyers; salaries for law clerks and staff attorneys; and more. Order your copy today!

Participate in a New Survey on Multiple Generations in Law Firms: Working Together

NALP is excited to launch an important new research project - Multiple Generations in Law Firms: Working Together. This project will build a data-based understanding of this generation of junior lawyers that has changed and will continue to change large law firms. Much has been written about the motivations and ambitions of this group. Our aim is to test some of the conventional wisdom and attempt to surface what is on the minds of these lawyers who will inherit and lead the law firms of the future. Over 500 lawyers have already responded -- learn how your firm can participate.

Ideas Posted from the Reimagining Recruiting: A Design Thinking Workshop

On March 14-15, 2019, 75 people gathered for the first-ever NALP Reimagining Recruiting: A Design Thinking Workshop and #NALPathon. Among the attendees were NALP members, outside experts, and law students who came together to learn the principles of design thinking and apply those principles to real life recruiting dilemmas in an 8-team hackathon. To see pictures and videos of the team ideas, or to learn more about design thinking, visit the NALPathon web page.

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