What It Is: Annual survey of thousands of 3rd, 4th, and 5th year associates at 100-150 law firms nationwide.
Why It Matters To You: This survey gives a good sense of what it’s really like at these law firms, including quality of work, firm culture, and training. You’ll learn about whether these firms will help you develop critical skills necessary to advance your career, whether there are opportunities for advancement, and much more.
Considerations: The survey is an opportunity to vent anonymously. Dissatisfied associates might be more likely to complete these surveys than satisfied associates.
Created By: The American Lawyer
Key Sample Findings
Top Firms for Midlevel Associate Satisfaction: Overall scores from firms with 10 or more responses in each category.
2018 Ranking Analysis: The 2018 ranking continues the trend of increasing overall midlevel associate satisfaction.
Regional Take: How firms scored in individual offices around the country.
Previous Years Regional Ranking: 2017
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