Biglaw Firms To Decide On Fate Of Summer Associate Programs


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Everyone has come to the conclusion that they can’t start on the regular date, which is the middle of May. There’s a lot of concern about having people travel to summer programs and get on planes. There’s a general feeling that people don’t want to spread the virus from city to city.

Everyone is waiting for someone to lead it off. That’s true all the time, but really more now.

— Peter Zeughauser, a legal strategist, commenting on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on this year’s summer associate programs. He expects that many law firms will announce the final decisions on their summer programs — whether it will be delayed, held virtually, or held at all — sometime this week.


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