The Deferred Associate: A Proposal

, New York Law Journal

James M. McGuire, an associate justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, writes: The adverse impact of the financial crisis on law firms presents an opportunity for the soon-to-be lawyers whose promising careers have been put on hold, for the firms, for the court on which I'm privileged to serve and, I think, for the public. Why not invite these new attorneys to work with the justices of this court as law clerks? We certainly could use their help, and I'm confident they would be greatly enriched by the writing and analytic skills they would hone and by the knowledge, both substantive and procedural, they would acquire.

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