Law Firms “Compelled” to Raise Summer Associate Salaries?

Ah, if only a survey about paralegal salaries could be so compelling!

"Reminiscent of the teenage girl who conforms her fashion choices to those of her clique’s alpha, many Atlanta law firm recruiters — when pressed on summer associate salary details — first asked, ‘Well, what are other firms doing?’

"Then they followed the alpha.

"’Same ole’ would have been the likely answer for the past several summers.

"But this summer, the question took on new relevance in the wake of several large firms announcing first-year associate salary increases from $100,000 to $115,000."

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