Despite flat demand in the legal industry, the biggest law firms overwhelmingly grew their New York offices last year. But even as Big Law gets bigger, the largest law office in the state is now New York City's legal department, where attorney head count grew by more than 10 percent.
This inaugural class includes women from nearly every sector of the law: corporate deal makers, public interest lawyers, legal educators, solo practitioners, general counsel and judges, among others. Several run their own firms or work in large firms, where they have opened the door for women and minorities to succeed. They have contributed to the profession well beyond the billable hour as volunteers on legal boards and committees, task forces and commissions. And nearly all have done so while balancing the demands of motherhood and family obligations.
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Getting Trial Ready Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint," "All You Really Need to Know About Working With Support Staff," "If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You'll End Up Somewhere Else," "What I Wish I'd Known as a New Lawyer," "Cognitive Dissonance and Law Firm Associate Pay" and "Mastering Time Management as a Junior Associate."
The intelligence, energy and commitment of the 42 young lawyers profiled in the New York Law Journal's 2016 issue of Rising Stars speaks volumes about the quality of the next generation of New York lawyers and leaders.
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Ask What the Bar Can Do for Law Schools," "Top 10 Tips for Acing Summer Associate Interviews," "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers to Handle New Digital Problems," "Debunking Four Myths About Law Firm Job Offers" and "Can Social Media Networking Help Your Job Search?"