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Monday, March 16, 2009
The Good Samaritan Effect
In light of our earlier open thread regarding changes in BigLaw compensation, we wanted to highlight a new emerging trend a reader alerted us to. It appears that a few firms, instead of "[just] hand[ing] out severance package[s]," have given attorneys the option of working in public interest for lower salaries.
As Stephanie Chen of CNN reports, many associates are jumping at this opportunity. This seems like a fantastic idea to us. We commend the initiative taken by firms that have encouraged associates to take on public interest work in any respect.