Zach Burnett in the Texas Lawyer: Q&A: New Associates Talk About Unexpected Changes


Eight of the 21 firms participating in Texas Lawyer's 2014 New Associate Hires Survey have a larger first-year associate class this year than they did in the fall of 2013. Below are comments from new associates at five of the firms who agreed to respond via email to the following question from research editor Jeanne Graham: "What is an unexpected change you've experienced in the transition from student to full-time lawyer?..."

Zach Burnett
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Mergers and acquisitions
Southern Methodist University School of Law 

"The amount of collaboration is substantial. Whereas law school and bar study were mostly solo undertakings, the firm's cooperative atmosphere has made the transition to full-time lawyer more efficient and enjoyable. The mentorship I receive from the partners and associates is exceptional."

Excerpted from the Texas Lawyer, October 27, 2014. To view full article, click here.

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