The Legal Profession Today: How to Train Young Lawyers

, New York Law Journal


Michael A. Cardozo, the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, received the Federal Bar Council's Emory Buckner Award on Nov. 23 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and addressed the group, pointing to some troubling developments, particularly the lack of opportunity for junior lawyers to gain hands-on litigation training and responsibility, and, perhaps as a consequence, the increased numbers of unsatisfied and unhappy lawyers.

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  • Lulaine

    The solutions Mr. Cardozo offered are a step in the right direction but more has to be done in terms of helping the students especially in these economic times if more and more find themselves unemployed or under employed.

  • Lulaine

    The issue of students who graduate from law school and are not able to find jobs is a slow rising issue that will be in the public conscious very soon. As of now it is still limited to the legal world with the majority of people dealing with the larger economic problems in other fields. This issue can be directly tied to movements like "occupy" and other youth led organizations who argue they have been given a raw deal. As the recession goes so will the solutions to solve this. If it gets worse, there might be calls to financially compensate students. Also something to look out for is the class action suits some students are filing against law schools about this problem.

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