MLA - NALP Keeping the Keepers


MLA and the NALP Foundation have released thier joint study, Keeping the Keepers IV: Mobility and Management of Associate Talent, an in-depth look at associate hiring, attrition and retention from 2012–2018.

The NALP Foundation’s Keeping the Keepers series and annual Update on Associate Attrition are landmark research studies for the legal industry. This report represents the fourth publication in the Keepers series, and is the second collaboration between The NALP Foundation and MLA on this important study.

Key topics covered in Keeping the Keepers IV include:

  • The recent shift in law firm hiring from entry to lateral hiring
  • The evolution of non-partnership track opportunities
  • Hiring sources – OCI and otherwise
  • Associate attrition
  • Associate departures, including reasons for both entry and lateral departures and associate destinations
  • Firms’ pre-COVID planning for a potential recession 

For the complete findings, download the report.

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